Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Saturday morning project

You know I was having a dinner party last Saturday, so I just had to paint the hardware on the front door, while Lynn painted a fresh coat of seal black on the inside.

Took us about maybe an hour.  Done and went food shopping for the party!

Primed, oil rubbed bronze spray paint

Before above, after below

DONE!  It's the little things. that drive me nuts


  1. You gave me the courage to paint mine. I have the same fixture in oil rubbed bronze but when I was cleaning the door I washed it and water spots formed. I don't know if the soap messed up the finish or if the NM sun killed it but Ive been wanted to paint it forever!

    Thanks for the courage and great post!

    Take Care!

  2. It is ALWAYS the little things, isn't it? But that is what we can do something about! And so you did!

  3. Why is it always the little things? I guess if it's the big things, you just move!
    The door looks good! Now I want to paint all my hardware.

  4. Me too! We did this exact same thing (only nickel instead of bronze) a few years ago and love it. Yep, it was quick and so worth it. Looks great!

  5. This is a project I need to do. Thanks for the great instructions and tutorial!

  6. Little change....big impact!! Looks great!

  7. I know exactly what you mean! My problem is what I think will take an hour somehow ends up taking three!!! Your door looks great!

  8. Amazing the difference...I really like it. Mine needs an uplift too!!

  9. It's all in the details... that's designer speak ;)

    I painted my old brass one a texured black spray paint. Didn't prime first but only the key area needed touching up a few years later.

    Thanks for joining my Bunny Hop.

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Home to Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  10. Your hardware looks fabulous! I painted my light fixtures by my front door black....now I'm undecided about the door hardware. The door is black so I'm thinking nickel for contrast......but your ORB looks so good. UGH. Decisions.
    Hope you have a great weekend! -Lisa

  11. Lori- it looks brand new again! I contemplated re-painting my lockset, but when I went into Lowes for paint, they told me that Schlage would replace my set at no charge because the company has a lifetime guarantee. Worked for me- I now have a brand new front door lockset! But I think I could be painting my Dexter sets real soon! It IS the small things that annoy...
    :-) Sue


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