Well the time came to spray my brassy door knobs and I'm pretty happy with the transformation. I also learned a few things that may help anyone who takes on this project in the future. The tutorial that I followed you can find here. Let's get the pictures goin:
This is what our brassy knobs looked like BEFORE:
And here it is AFTER:
The above door jam is a little jacked up as a lot of our doors are...lol, but still much prettier. One day I could see painting the screws even a darker color.
Here are my lessons learned:
- Multiple light coats of the color are necessary (mine have some waves in them from the gloss, oops!)
- This project works on doors with locks (for example, the picture above) I was a little worried about how the lock would handle the paint, but after they dried I just turned the lock and thankfully it worked just fine. Again...light coats are the key.
- I wonder if I would have liked a matt finish instead of the gloss, however the gloss really brings out the bronzy sparkles in the paint color. So I'm sticking with the gloss, which I do like, and there's also no way I'm spraying these babies all over again.
What I used: