Sunday, May 8, 2011

Some Stock Details

Our only jeweled doorknob! In fact, the only internal doorknob in the entire house... we hope to add a few more with our continuing work. I've been staring at it for a long time but couldn't figure out what its deal was...

Ah-hah! A little brass polish and that baby -- which is probably about 70 years old -- shines like new!

My sweet husband was grousing about how he wished he'd saved the original vent cover for this space but that he was pretty sure it went out to the landfill with a load of demo materials. I listened patiently to his tale, and then when he was finished I quietly said that I saw it in the trash pile and didn't like that it was going out and so I had snagged it and put it in a drawer downstairs. Hooray!

With a new coat of trim paint, a new screen, and some shiny gold screws, it looks fantastic! We both love it!!