Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bye-Bye Gold Knobs!

We have been wrapping up all the house projects around here and are finally just about done! Praise the Lord! It has been a long road and a lot of hard work, but things are looking great around here! I will be posting a tour of the house soon and highlighting everything we have done.

Do you have any of these shiny gold door knobs in your house? All of our door knobs looked like this and to us screamed "dated". So of course we had to do what we do best, update them! Take a look at how easy and cheap this update was…. 

A few of the door knobs had been replaced to brushed nickel when the locks were changed so we really needed to finish the rest of the house. But replacing them would have been more money then we wanted to spend. To cut the costs we chose to simply spray paint them with Rustoleum's metallic silver paint.
Let me tell you the hardest part of the job was removing the knobs and hardware! That really wasn't hard either just a bit time consuming.

Once all the knobs were off, I used some steel wool to lightly rough them up. The goal was to help the paint stick to the knob, but not make deep scratches in them.

I laid them out on some cardboard and put a light coat of paint on them. I poked the screws into the cardboard since I only cared to paint the head. It worked out great!

 (It was pretty sunny when I did these)

From gold brassy…..

To silver and classy! haha

This is one of those projects that doesn't seem like it would make a big difference, but the proof is in the pictures. I think it makes a huge improvement!

Not bad for a $4-$5 can of paint right?!
Has anyone else had success with Rustoleum's metallic spray paint? I'd love to hear!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, great job on repainting those doorknobs. They look like they just came off the shelf! And I think the new color is better than its original gold tint. Using steel wool to roughen the areas before painting them was a really good idea, it gave the finished product a nice texture afterwards. All in all, the knobs look great. Thanks for sharing this, Briana!

    Bernice Parsons @ BadgeranodisingUK


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