My front doors and shutters are hunter green, and I am so done with them! Yesterday, I decided to paint the doors black. Not pitch black, but a nice shade of black I picked out at the paint store. It's Benjamin Moore Onyx, and I also picked a nice green that I may paint my shutters, but I don't want to get in over my head. One thing at a time! Anyway, I put 2 coats on the doors yesterday, but I think the first coat wasn't really dry (I'm not real patient!), and they didn't end up looking too great. So... I let them dry good overnight, and rolled another coat on today. They turned out pretty good, for a DIYer.
As long as the knobs were off for painting, I figured I might as well sand them a bit and spray the outside handles with Oil Rubbed Bronze, one of my Rustoleum favs. I've done a few indoor light fixtures, my cabinet knobs, and my outdoor light fixtures. Say goodbye to brass, and hello to oil rubbed bronze. What a difference. I love it!!
Front door with new knob
Here's a few pics of my light fixtures. They once were a nice shiny brass, but now after 16 years, were a rather discolored, tarnished shade of yuck. Spray paint to the rescue. I wiped them down, took them apart, primed and then painted them. They're like brand new!
Before - tarnished brass
Ok, I guess a couple of my lights were still shiny, but they were take offs my hubby brought home from a job he was on.
Before - shiny brass
Now they all match, garage, front porch and back patio. Yea!!
Notice the one on the right is missing it's tail! The threaded part rusted right off, and I need to find another one. Oh well, it's OK for now, it's just the back slider light.
Well, I also stenciled a rug for the front door, but that I'll share later. It turned out really cute.
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