I'm pretty much to the point that whatever YHL takes on, I think I can do too. Except the crazy stuff with saws. And tile. Yet.
So, I inadvertently managed to get off work until Tuesday. Perfect since I have a house guest arriving tomorrow (YEA!), my 30th birthday BBQ on Saturday (!!!) and then my sister and her family arriving Tuesday after my first house guest leaves. So, I figured today would be the perfect day to forget about all the cleaning I should be doing and instead decide to paint the side door hardware.
The brassy hardware has been aggravating me since day 1, especially after I painted the door. It was desperately asking to be changed. I had planned on just buying new hardware, because that is what I thought you had to do. But then John and Sherry came to the rescue. I figured if they could do it, so could I. And my previous spray painting experience with the Adirondack chairs was so awesome I was super excited.
Here we go!
Brassy, right? Meh. Door hardware is easy to take off. Just a philips screwdriver and a butterknife (it's important to use the right tools for the job :P )
I got all the hardware off and laid it out on a grocery bag. Gave it a wipe down with some 409 and just went at it.
I also figured out a way to keep the knob from lying on its side - paper towel roll to the rescue!
Spray, internetting, spray, play words with friends, eat lunch, check hardware...reattach!
I managed to drop the knocker about 3 times while trying to reattach, so it got a bit...weathered looking. I'll wait before going at it again with more paint, just to see what happens.
The only problem is I can't get the deadbolt screwed back together....nothing a job superdad can't handle. Speaking of handles, I replaced the handle on my broken toilet with the guidance of superdad this morning. And changed the vacuum bag. So, I wasn't a total loser....
Thanks for making me a DIY spray painting believer YHL.