At the same time the very resiliency of cast iron means that there are lots of different types of cast iron antiques to collect and you can enjoy a range of different items that are cast iron antiques around your home. With antique furniture you are going to have antique tables and chairs, but with antique cast iron you can have a range of different features that can do various things for your home. For instance you could have cast iron fireplace mantels or you could have cast iron benches or even bath tubs. This then means that if you have an interesting in collecting cast iron antiques then you can implement that interest in many different places around the home. Furthermore this will help to create a more coherent feeling around your property – as you’ll have lots of cast iron antiques it will all feel like it belongs in the same home and you can lace the home with antique cast iron.
This antique cast iron will have a very old fashioned feel as well and will be sure not to go out of fashion. As it has always been around and as it was not designed for the current era this will ensure that it does not look dated in ten years time – unlike things that are very contemporary which are almost always destined to end up looking unfortunately dated once they become synonymous with that time.
At the same time you can also rest assured that cast iron antiques will be resilient and will stick around for a long amount of time. When you think about it, it has already stood the ultimate test in that it has existed for long enough to become antique and yet is still in good condition.
Cast iron antiques do what they say on the tin – they are antiques that are made from cast iron and that means that they can be any kind of cast iron object you might find around a house. Here we will look at what are some common cast iron antiques, how you can use them and why they make a great purchase.
Essentially an antique is an object that is old and collectible as a result of its age. This can be almost anything from a piece of furniture to an oil can to a model car and this makes them great investments as well as unique features. With antiques such as iron antiques, time has passed and this has thus left the items in demand – there are fewer of them available and as a result they are worth more money. At the same time they increase in value because they develop a kind of history and a story by having existed for that long. With cast iron antiques you know that those antiques have belonged to countless people before you and have been used in a vast range of different situations. This then makes cast iron antiques highly valuable and also very interesting.
The other great thing about cast iron antiques is the fact that they are iron. This then means that they are slightly easier to collect and exist in greater quantities. This is because iron is a very solid material and that in turn means that you can rest assured that it survives over a long period of time as long as it was protected from rust etc and well treated. Antique wooden furniture is also highly popular, but unfortunately is less likely to survive the many years meaning there is less of it to collect.
A big old fashioned door is something that can really create a very classic and almost gothic vibe for a home and make it seem like an old manor house from a period drama. At the same time it can also be a very impressive first impression to give someone entering your home, and with the right decorating it’s a perfect statement for the rest of the garden – they often look antique and highly ornate.
Thus if you are looking for cast iron antiques to collect then look no further than your doors as a way to make your home look more impressive and imposing and as a way to invest in cast iron antiques that will be appropriate for any home. At the same time the great thing about cast iron is of course that it is highly durable and this makes it a great security feature – iron is synonymous with strength which is why iron man competitions are strength competitions.
There are many types of cast iron antiques you can get for your doors. For one you can replace the hinges with more ornate iron ones. You often don’t think of the hinges as something that needs an aesthetic touch, but invest in cast iron ones and you’ll notice it makes a big difference to the appearance. For interior doors and side gates that use lever keys or gate keys you can also utilize antique iron keys and these feel and look superb and create a real olde-style that will make your property feel like it has a real heritage and point of interest.
You can of course also get cast iron door handles and there are many ornate and intricate designs for these too – why settle for just a plane brass handle when such interesting offerings are available?