Welcome to my “Spray Painted Door Knob Makeover”…I know, not exactly the most exciting subject I have posted about, but maybe I can liven things up a bit with a funny story. You see, the word “door knob” reminded me of something from my childhood. I was a bit of a rascal in my teen years and I got away with a lot because I really was a good kid, just a little of a risk taker. Let’s just say, I’m waiting until my kids are completely through their teen years, and possibly even their 20’s 😀 before I disclose any information about how much of a rascal their Mother really was. Luckily, they don’t read my blog, so I am safe today when I share this little story.
Confession time. Dad are you reading this??? Way back when, my BFF and I decided to slowly remove 1 beer from the refrigerator in her basement and store it down by the Niagara River. I’m not sure what we intended on doing with that beer, but we were really excited about it and decided to keep adding to the “river beer collection” one by one. I think we tied rope around the bottles or something to keep them by the water’s wavy rocky edge (genius weren’t we?). Well, while we were planning our next beer bottle robbery, we decided to come up with a code word for our “beer”, so no one would know what we were talking about. The code word was…”DOOR KNOB”. Yep. Door Knob. So, now you know. The truth is out, Jen. Everyone knows (except my kids hopefully). So, you’re probably wondering what happened to all of those “door knobs”, aren’t you? The answer is below…
So, if that story isn’t funny enough, maybe this photo of my wax paper work is…
We won’t be drinkin’ any “door knobs” today, but we will be updating a very ugly weathered exterior door knob. Real door knob that is. Just look at this poor thing…
This door knob has definitely seen better days I am sure. You see, this side of the house gets extreme weather exposure. From hot sun, to icy blizzards, this little guy has had a rough life. I actually don’t even know what it’s real color is.
So, I got to thinking. I bet I can spray that thing and bring it back to life. The only issue was getting it done without my husband being around. He gets a little scared during my DIY missions, and I was thinking he would probably say it wouldn’t work. Well, it turns out he was around and he said, “Go for it”. He doesn’t realize that I was going to go for it regardless, ha ha. The 3 main things I had to be careful of where: covering the door and brick, so I didn’t get paint on them, making sure I didn’t make the key hole stick, and drips. I didn’t want a drippy door knob.
After I covered the brick and door with blue tape & wax paper, I was ready to go for it (no sanding required on this door knob because all of the shiny coating was gone. If your knob is shiny, sand it a little). I shook the can for about a minute, and then waving my hand lightly about 12 inches from the door knob, I sprayed just a little for a test. Then when I saw how easy it was covering, I sprayed again until the door knob was completely covered top to bottom.
This was so easy and fast. The hardest part was covering up the door and brick with the wax paper. If you try this, look up to the photo above where you can see how I wrapped small pieces of blue tape around the door knob. That took a little patience, but worked.
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I think it looks fantastic, and so does Rick. Here’s the supplies I used:
Back to the door knob beer robbery…So, I don’t really remember this story in full detail, but I’m pretty sure that when we finally decided to go have a beer, and we opened the bottle, it was empty! Yep. All the beer bottles were empty! The beer had leaked out somehow and the river apparently drank them all. At least that’s the story I’m telling. 😉
I’ll be missing in action for a bit…my oldest is graduating from high school! I will be sharing the party decor soon if I’m not crying too much 😉Tags: door knob, spray paint Posted by