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How to Paint Doorknobs

The Easy & fast way to Paint Doorknobs
First off you need some beautiful dated gold doorknobs to paint

aren’t they all nice and shiny and very much gold– not really my cup of tea

The Supplies
Auto primer
Brushed Metallic- oil rubbed bronze
Protective non yellowing clear finish
total supply cost– around $8
Step 1
    – Lightly sand the doorknobs-  (It really is pretty easy to scratch the lovely gold finish so this step isn’t as painful as you’d suppose except when you have a lot of doorknobs than it gets pretty darn boring)
Step 2
   –Spray Primer
Step 3
   -Spray color
 
Step 4
   –Spray protective finish
Yep it pretty much doesn’t get any easier than this
plus $8 isn’t bad for all new doorknobs-
Also since I did some test knobs 8 months ago I can tell you that they hold up great and still look like new.
This post brought to you by the so challenging
“typing and mousin it up with the left hand cuz’ i’m holding and feeding the baby” position
You should all feel very special 🙂

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  • TrudyJune 2, 2010 - 2:36 pm

    HAHA! Love it. We should feel special. That’s a learned talent and very hard to do! I will have to try this. We have all gold to.ReplyCancel

  • JuliaJune 3, 2010 - 3:53 am

    Oh, I am so excited! I have those very same outdated knobs in my house. You have inspired me:). Thanks so much for the tutorial…I am definitely inspired,

    ~JuliaReplyCancel

  • Londen @ Sixty-Fifth AvenueJune 3, 2010 - 4:37 pm

    this is such a great idea! so smart to line them up that way!
    thaks for stopping by and for the sweet comment!
    LondenReplyCancel

  • valJune 4, 2010 - 4:23 pm

    These turned out amazing! Thanks for stopping by and becoming a new follower :)!

    Val
    http://www.untiltomorrowval.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • The Special K's(0:June 5, 2010 - 2:21 am

    Rock on Alicia(0: Those look fabulous(0: Ooo how I covet your designing prowess! Thanks for the great tutorial. I, too, am feeling inspired by your rockin’ awesomeness. I’ve got to go find me sumpthin’ to paint! (0:ReplyCancel

  • AngelaJune 6, 2010 - 3:00 am

    I saw your blog on the knock off wood facebook page and am so glad to pop over. Such nice projects! I’m book marking it now.ReplyCancel

  • KristinJune 6, 2010 - 8:38 pm

    What a fantastic idea! We have brass knobs all over our house, I don’t know why I never thought of painting them 😉
    Congratulations on your little one! She is beautiful – and what a funny birth story too!ReplyCancel

  • sanjeetJune 12, 2010 - 9:54 am

    That’s a learned talent and very hard to do!
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  • ValAugust 2, 2010 - 4:23 am

    WOW, What a great DIY post! Your blog is wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • EllieAugust 11, 2010 - 1:18 am

    Great tips! The knobs look amazing. I think it’s pretty amazing to type like that too. Someone told me that the days are long but the years are short. Hang in there!ReplyCancel

  • brossettelewisOctober 14, 2010 - 11:13 pm

    I love all of your projects. I LOVE your farmhouse table. It’s why I keep coming back. One day I will take the plunge and try to copy yours. I even found some chairs on KSL…I’m just afraid. I want it an 8 seater but I’m not one to improvise with the unknown. Seeing your door knobs, child bed (I need 4), and hooker chair make me excited to tackle the projects. Just to dive in…how?!?

    Please keep the inspiration coming.ReplyCancel

  • Julie @ CalleLillyCafeNovember 11, 2010 - 4:39 am

    LOVE this! I cannot stand the brass in our house! YUK! I need to show this to my husband asap! Thx for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • BellaMarch 11, 2011 - 2:05 am

    AWESOME idea,,, and that sure does beat trying to paint each one individually, THANK YOU this is surely an EASY cheap project, that will make SUCH a difference when done.

    Come say hi sometime!! Bella Before and After , and if you want to win an Avocado Painting, come enter myGIVEAWAY HERE, I really appreciate the support.

    Hugs,
    Bella — your NEWEST happy follower.ReplyCancel

  • ~Iffy~April 17, 2011 - 4:12 pm

    Hello there! I was wondering if I could link to your tutorial here-great work!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny LeaMay 25, 2011 - 2:00 pm

    Hi-

    What did you create to hold the knobs in place?ReplyCancel

  • sasserellaFebruary 17, 2012 - 4:10 am

    I’m in! My poor hubby…his duties are never done…tee hee hee!!ReplyCancel

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