So, my house got broken into over the summer. Since then, we've been changing locks and such, until we got to a door with a huge window in it.
It's the door that goes outside to our firewood storage area, and we use it regularly. Only issue is, any lock we put on it can be opened by just breaking the glass, and putting your arm through.
We narrowed our options down to two, get a new door without glass, or a double locking deadbolt.
So, after hours of battling with the lock, one side one side working, and the other not, (Bought at home depot, figures) we had to make the tough decision about what to do with the key. We couldn't just leave it in, or put it anywhere close by. That would defeat the purpose.
We decided to disguise it. Read on for details, if the picture isn't enough.
Step 1: Gather your materials and tools
There's not a lot you need.
For parts, you need a spare light switch plate, a dimmer knob, and obviously, a key.
For tools, you need a torch (lighter works, torch better), a pair of pliers, and a 4 sided square file, a glue gun, and hot glue sticks.