Thursday, July 8, 2010

From door knobs to more knobs...

A couple of weeks ago I spray painted the door handles on all of the downstairs doors. They have held up pretty well, considering I didn't sand any of them first...which I WILL do with the ones upstairs that to the kids rooms...and the other projects I have in mind.
So, I decided to take off the knobs in my kitchen and do the same thing. Here they are before. Sorry about the bad picture quality...I still haven't read the manual for this camera.
The whole enchilada (before)...Some close-ups of the uglies (with some awesome reflective flashes and shadows)

Let's pretend the cabinet doors themselves to not need a complete make-over too. I do not have the time, nor energy to deal with that yet. Yes, I know it is not THAT bad of a job to take off the fronts, sand everything down and re-finish it all, BUUUT my staircase banister and rails all along the loft are the same color. I can't do one without doing all of it. It makes me really tired just thinking about sanding all those rails. Ughh!!

Okay, back on track.

First I took off all the handles.

Except the ones that were super glued in...That's right folks, I said super glued. Why someone would do that...I have no idea. So, I improvised and, after a good scrubbing down with soap and water, started priming.Joe took this whole door off, because the screw was so threaded it was the only way, without breaking anything. :)And here they are back on, with a no more shiny brass.

So, what do you think? Better?

Every time I open a cupboard door I wonder why I didn't do this sooner.


Lisa at Paint in my Hair said...

looks great! And you know what? If you put your mind to it, sanding and painting would not be that bad...the way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time :)

Thanks for stopping by to view my portico project the other day!

Cassie and Chad said...

Love it, looks great!!! Wish I had the energy and motivation to do something to my house!