Check out the first part of this project!
Remember these sad little guys? Well, they’ve finally had their facelift!
(Yes, we still need to re-paint the door.)
The painting process was very quick and easy once the hardware was stripped clean. First, I wiped everything down with a liquid deglosser/sander. This stuff is amazing – like a very fine grit sandpaper that can get in all the little cracks and crevices. Then it took just a few coats of Rustoleum spray paint to create a glossy, brand-new finish. We used the “hammered” variety of paint, which worked great for covered old hardware. Little nicks or dents just blended in with the new paint!
The functioning of the door handle is still temperamental and janky, like old doorknobs are. But that’s the charm, right? It makes me smile every time I walk past the basement door, to see that shiny “new” hardware. If I want the rest of the interior doors to match, that’s only eight more to go!
Do you generally prefer to replace with new or try to make the old work?