Oil Rubbed Bronze.
Our doorknobs needed some love in the basement. So you can only guess that I took those bad boys out to the garage and gave them a serious makeover.
I hung up the bedroom door a few weeks ago with the hardware and it looked only OK with the gold knobs and hinges. So I made an executive decision that I eventually wanted to paint them ORB because doorknobs are expensive and not worth it when you buy a $4 can of spray paint and have an entirely new look.
Last week when I was painting the bathroom and storage room doors for our guests this last weekend I knew I wanted to get the hinges painted before I hung them up. It’s a lot of work to take down and rehang doors – especially multiple times. It’s hard on the doors, the hinges, and the screws. I was under a time crunch and a temperature problem. I started on Monday when it was 50 degrees and ran into a problem on Tuesday when it was 20 degrees.
You can’t spray paint below 50 degrees! So I set up a space heater and a little spray paint bubble in our garage and hoped for the best. It actually worked great!!
So anyways, I started with my hinges – they were the most important. I was actually planning on just doing the hinges and finishing the doorknobs once it warmed up but once I got started I just couldn’t stop.
I went over everything with a liquid deglosser to prep the surface for paint. It worked great and a lot of gunk came off the knobs. Feels good to start fresh.
I painted the hinges with a primer that was recommended for smooth movement. I was nervous that the ORB paint would make the hinges sticky and after research this paint was at the top of my list…
This is the ORB I used as well.
What do you think?!
We love them! The other storage room door still needs to be painted but the knobs and hinges are ready to be attached! I feel like our basement has come so far since we moved in. It really feels like a brand new space. Who knew a little paint (okay, a lot of paint) could totally change a space.
I’ll be back tomorrow with five on Friday and a life update on where I’ve been these last few days.