For a while now, I've been contemplating changing the door hardware through my home. I had grown tired of the "builder's special" shiny goldish hardware and wanted something that would update my decor. I knew all the things I didn't want...anything finished with brass, nickel, or bronze and absolutely nothing frilly...I wanted something a bit warm--a slight take-off from the finishes just described.
Last week, I was out shopping for ribbon, scoops, and small picture frames, when I got sidetracked (as usual) and noticed door hinges in a finish that was similar to what I thought I wanted. I rushed to the display and managed to find only 50, leaving me short of the total number I needed, but I was determined to make this happen. In the midst of all my excitement, I didn't notice that the things were $1, yes, ONE DOLLAR!!! I think I momentarily blacked out. The wonderful assistant at the checkout called another location and had them hold a stash for me. I was soooooooooo excited that I was finally going to update my door hardware--didn't have a door knob in sight, but hey, it was going to work out. I arrived home and immediately rushed to the laptop to search for door knobs and door stops and found everything I needed at www.build.com. It then occurred to me that I needed hinges for the exterior doors (which are larger than those for internal doors), so I ordered them from www.locksanddeadbolts.com. Both offered extremely fast shipping and I couldn't be more pleased with their products and service. Below, you can see the difference between the interior and exterior hinge.
Now about the missing door knobs...
Isn't it just lovely??
Here's a closer look:
I'm done with all the interior doors and door stops, but haven't found hardware inspiration for the exterior doors just yet. I'm a very patient girl, so waiting for just the right hardware won't be an issue. I really love the look of the Antique Pewter finish. It's casting a very warm effect throughout my home--not too nickely and not too bronzey. Here's a sneak peek at my mostly finished project.
If you're contemplating updating your door hardware, don't be afraid to do it yourself--it's quick and easy, and the results are so rewarding.
Back to surfing for exterior door hardware. Any suggestions on great websites or brick-n-mortar stores with fab hardware??