As time goes by I discover more and more things about upgrading our home. I used to look at simple things like a doorknob and assume it was a cheap and easy upgrade- not so! Did you know that front doorknobs and deadbolts average $100 for a new one?! Eeek! That’s a lot of dough just to let yourself in and out of the house!
Also- note the hideous grated screen door. What, do we live in Detroit or something? That baby had to go and fast.
So my sweet Mother and Father gave me a Home Depot gift card for my birthday this year with specific instructions to use it to buy a new knob. Oh glorious day! A new lantern for the dining room and doorknob all in one birthday? Man I am a lucky lady!
After my brother-in-law installed the new knob and bolt I spray painted the silver knocker with ORB spray paint to match. Jared also removed the fugly screen and the result is halfway glorious. It’s wonderfully satisfying to stroll up to a front door with matching hardware now that doesn’t make me feel like I am going to be robbed any day now. Unfortunately the old doorknob left a square of off-white color that is slightly different than the rest of the door and the paint is peeling. I hope to remedy all this when we paint the door a nice light blue or red in the future, but that will have to wait until we paint the exterior of the house. Peach house + Turquoise front door = Puke.
One step at a time.