French door hinges
The hinges on my french doors & sidelites were brass. The sidelites open and the knobs are also brass. They really stick out and have been bothering me since I bought this house 2 years ago.
Way back when I first bought my house, I had looked into buying new knobs for the sidelites, but it was too hard to find the exact ones that fit. Also, I didn't really want to spend the money on replacing the hinges. I got the idea to spray paint all the hinges and knobs, but had procrastinated because I was worried about taking the doors down because I thought it might be difficult to get them back on by myself. I talked to my dad about it and he had a great idea - just do one hinge at a time and this way the other 2 hinges will still hold up the door (duh!). Brilliant!
So, I took one hinge off of each door at a time.
And put the screws into cardboard.
And sprayed away. I used Rustoleum's Metallic Satin Nickel.
|(Don't mind the Ninja Turtle in the background. He came with the house and I never got rid of him. He seems to be my project mascot)|
I didn't do the sidelite knobs yet - not sure why, since I had time. I'll tackle that next weekend when I have a full day to let them dry. I did check and they are really easy to take off and on (I thought that they would be more difficult), so it should be easy peasy.