Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Updating U-G-L-Y Hollow Doors

 


Hello!  I love that our doors no longer stick out like my current love handles.  haha Postpartum ROCKS, insert eye roll...


The hardest part about about blogging a house remodel is when projects take forever.  We started working on these doors October of 2014!!!  Soooo this post is just TWO years in the making.  First things first, we glued trim onto the doors and used tape to hold the trim in place.


Our doors looked like this {minus the tape} for 6 months.  The one step we should of done before we painted would be to caulk all the trim.  Then when we decided to paint our kitchen and doors all at the same time {not the best idea}.  Please learn from our mistakes and don't try to do this...


That idea did not work, and that is all I remember about that. haha We ended up nailing 1 x 2s to the top of the doors and this worked great for painting.  The door color is Dove White by Benjamin Moore.


Now our doors were so much better to look at!  The only problem was our horrible handles.  Door handles, that is.


 Now I bet you are thinking we should just go to Home Depot and buy some new handles.  At first I didn't want to do this because door handles are not cheap and we have a lot of doors.  Then I caved, got some and tried to install them and it did.not.work.  Ugh.  Something you have deal with when your working with a 55 year old house.  So I decided to use Kilz Primer Spray Paint and my favorite Oiled Rubbed Bronze Spray paint.  I painted all then handles and even the screws.  I let them fully cure for 48 hours then  covered the screw driver with a paper towel when I installed them.


We have actually had our "new" door handles for 2 months and they are hold up beautifully!


Now if you are a parent I have an important tip for you!!!  When you take the handles off to paint them be very careful when you close doors.  I might have put Mack in the exer-saucer and went to take a quick shower.  When I got out of the shower I realized that the door was closed/latched and there was no handle... I was LOCKED in the bathroom.  No phone and 3 hours before Tall Tan Man was going to get home.  Option 1: Pick the latch with the end of the a tooth paste tube.  Didn't work.  Option 2: Take the pins out of the hinges.  One came out and the other would not budge.  Option 3: Run through the door.  Went back and tried option 1 again before attempting option 3, and was successful.  I {grabbed a towel} ran to where Mack was and he didn't even look up at me!


Hope everyone has a great week!

{Leslie}

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