Worn door handles -- Beautiful - you don't see hardware like this anymore. Most Victorian homes, even a modest one, have beautiful hardware like this - not just the knobs but hinges too! No detail was over looked.
Sew together two different patterns of fabric to make a blind - hang on a dowel and roll up from the bottom or just let it hang! Sew the ties or cords to the top, making them longer than the blind so that when the blind is fully down, the ties can still