Replacing door hinges, or refusing to replace them

Who mixes and matches door hardware like it’s going out of style?  The people who previously owned our house.  In the upstairs hallway alone there were not one, not two but three different kinds of knobs.  To their credit they were all the same finish at least but style and shape, not so much.  If you tried to shut John’s office door on the first floor the knob would come out in your hand.

Yes replacing the door hardware was mandatory, but it was also expensive, our mudroom has 6 doors alone (why the smallest room in the house has the most doors is beyond me).  We saved credit card points and bought Schlage brushed nickel knobs.  Then we had to face the hinges.  As if buying the knobs wasn’t bad enough!  Willa-A-Rama is the queen of spray paint.  It’s her solution to everything.  Don’t like that?  Spray paint it.  So guess what we did?  Guess what looks great, saved us a ton of money and made rehanging the doors a breeze?  Spray painting all the door hinges!  Why else would Krylon make a brushed nickel spray paint?:)


6 thoughts on “Replacing door hinges, or refusing to replace them

  1. That’s a great idea! We replaced all our doors upstairs, and because they were all special order, we made sure that the hinges were all brushed nickel. However, there was one door that we bought straight out of the store, and it came with the standard yellow color hinges. Its been bugging me ever since. You think we could could get away with painting the hinge without taking off the door??:)

    • My husband did the hinges one by one so we didn’t have to take down the doors. He did all the top hinges and put them back on, then the middle, then the bottom. So much easier! You just reminded me he needs to finish the bottom ones upstairs!

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