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Old 05-10-2009, 08:31 PM   #1
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Interior door knob/hinge finishes


This may be a really dumb question, but here goes:

I have cream colored 6 panel Masonite interior doors & plan to change the hardware (currently polished brass). Some of the darker finishes available could closely match the finishes on the hardware on the furniture in the rooms, but I'm wondering if dark hinges & knobs would look weird on the cream colored doors. Any guidelines on this? Any recommendations? Or just use whatever finish I might like? Thanks.

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Old 05-11-2009, 02:54 PM   #2
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Not everyone has the patience that I possess, or am I possessed? Recently my wife came up with yet another brilliant idea, aren't those what wives get? She wanted all of the door hardware in the house to be black, it's the "style now" or something like that. Well, long story short-I'm not shelling out that monies when the ones we have work just fine. I take one set of handles and hinges from one door, sand them with fine sandpaper, prime them, and paint them with a spray paint that has a texture like worked metal. After say, two days of good drying, a coat of clear enamel and they look like the uptown version of the one's she wanted. Actually, I like them now, we've had those old brass type for years and these are certainly different. Let's see now, for the spare bedroom I think a textured red would look fine, , , , Thanks, David

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