Friday, June 18, 2010

Doorknobs

Now that my softball season winning state is over, and I have all the free time in the world a couple extra minutes, I have started some projects around the house that have been bothering me. As soon as I saw this doorknob makeover I knew I needed to give it a shot. See what I mean?
When we first moved in we thought we would replace all of the doorknobs, but then we priced it. A 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom house has a LOT of doorknobs!! Before we went to Germany I took off three, painted them and put them back up. I wanted to make sure they would hold up before I did all the extra work.
They held up perfectly, so here we go...all the rest of the knobs from the main floor. Check out how I stuck the screws in the box. When I did the first 3 knobs I held them in my fingers to spray the tips. This worked MUCH better. :)Primer
Aren't they sooo much better now?Go ahead, scroll back to that first picture...yep, same door. I did all of them with one can of primer and one can of spray paint. Awesome...and thrifty! :D

I have a plan for more spray painting this weekend. Joe is a little bit less skeptical about what I want to do now that he has seen how great the doorknobs turned out. I guess we'll see if it turns out good enough to post.

5 comments:

Sharron said...

I like them, a lot. I have so many kinds of knobs in my house and when I decided t make them match, I backed off, fast! I'll have to think about this idea. At least they would all be the same finish. That should help, right?

I have some great hunter ceiling fans that need to be a little less "shiny brass" as well, hm-m-m-m-m-m.

Kathy said...

Sharron I know what you mean...now that I've started I'm not sure where I will stop. :D

laurie said...

you're brilliant! I would just like my doorknobs to stay ON! Can't wait to see what's next.

JIll said...

Wow! They look awesome! Great job

Lisa at Paint in my Hair said...

keep us updated on how these hold up!