Since we moved into our house 3 1/2 years ago, we’ve little by little been erasing some of the things in our house that the 70’s left behind. Almost all of the light fixtures, bathroom hardware, cabinet knobs & pulls, faucets, countertops, windows, and kitchen floor have said goodbye as we welcomed in their updated replacements. But there were still sixteen things that were staring at me every single day, reminding me that 1972 still had a grip on this house—the doorknobs.
For one of my Christmas presents, Patrick told me I could pick out new doorknobs. I knew exactly what I wanted. I like the plain and simple shape, which is called “the mushroom.”
Not the lever:
Not the egg:
Not the sphere:
But the mushroom:
I knew I wanted a matte black finish, but I kept finding that shape in oil-rubbed bronze (as seen above), which was close, but I didn’t want that little hint of bronze that shows through. I finally found exactly what I was looking for, and at a fabulous price to boot!
And so we went from this:
And from this:
Is it weird that I can’t stop looking at them?
As anyone who has attempted home projects knows, once you do one small project, you become very aware of other projects that need to be done. Now that our doorknobs are fresh and free of scratches, paint and BRASS, it is extremely apparent how badly all of our doors and doorframes need to be sanded and repainted. I’ve already started. And don’t worry— I am removing the hardware before repainting, unlike the previous owners!