Saturday, March 26, 2011
Delightfully Distinctive Doorknobs
Today I thought I would share some old house character with everyone. I see a lot of posts about making your new house seem old so I thought you might like to see something that people always comment on when they come to our old house...the doorknobs.
This doorknob and the one above are on the same door. Yep, one side is painted and the other side is the natural wood. Just part of the character of our house. While I think the glass knobs are fabulous don't forget to notice the keyholes. They are pretty cool too.
Okay, so this next one is not really a doorknob but it is on the door. The large circular item right below the window is an antique doorbell. The person on the outside lifts a lever up and down and it manually rings the bell on the inside of the house. Is that cool or what? And I know the doors need to be painted. They are one of my many next projects.
I believe this doorknob is porcelain. Again, check out the great keyhole.
Here's a shot from the side showing the backplate.
This is a copper doorknob and backplate on an 8 paneled glass door on the second floor. When we moved in this doorknob was covered in paint. I did the ol' crockpot and dishsoap treatment and was able to get all the paint off. It looks really neat now.
This knob is really a cupboard latch. It too had been painted over and a few hours in the crockpot and a little work with a toothbrush totally cleaned it up. We have 5 of these on our pantry cupboards.
I am not sure what kind of material made this last one. It appears to be some kind of wood. The funny thing about the doorknobs is that this one is other side of a porcelain one. We have a few doors where the knob on the front does not match the knob on the back. I guess all part of the character of an old house.