23 March 2010

also been working on . . .

something that's been on my list for a while. My closet door. It has now been freshly painted (2 coats on each side) and hardware cleaned of old paint. That hardware (doorknob, plates, hinges, and all screws) was a bugger to clean. It took a few days and several toothpicks to clean out all the layers of old paint. But I am so happy with the result! And I am pleading with you all - PLEASE DO NOT PAINT YOUR HARDWARE. If you can't remove it entirely at least tape it off so you don't get paint all over it. It takes more time, but it looks much nicer. Okay. Enough of that. Now for the photos.

I love my doorknobs.

The door and doorway (which was also repainted). I'm also going to add some hooks to the inside of the door for towels and scarves.



Of course, I don't have before pictures, but this is an example of a hinge that's been painted over. This on is in the hallway. It is next on my painting/stripping project list.




These are the hall closet doors. Almost every door upstairs looked like this (with the grey inside). The closet door was the last of 9 doors to be painted (and hardware cleaned) upstairs. The hallway is the next job. The yellow on the right is wallpaper glue left over from when I finished stripping the wallpaper. It needs to be cleaned off (the white wall on the left has been cleaned of glue), then all the cracks and holes filled and sanded, then painted. It is the next house job on the list.

4 comments:

Jandi said...

WOW! You've got a ton of projects! But, of course, they're looking great. I love that doorknob! Who would paint over such a beauty?

Marianne & Clayton said...

I just finished painting Eleanor's room. (Six months after starting and two months before we move.) The hardware was killing me! I didn't have the time (or interest as we are renting) to strip the hinges and stuff but it's still bugging me. Yours look great!

Peruchos said...

I love your door nob, as well! It's like the key hole should open it's mouth and start talking like on Alice in Wonderland. It's the same nob! Awesome!

Jan said...

Your door nobs are super awesome! Jodi, you totally are my sister because I was just going to leave a comment about how they look like Alice in Wonderland and then I happened to read your comment! Pppssshhh!!!