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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Door Morph Part 2... Fini, Accompli... Done!

If you missed door morph part 1... you can go back and read that here... http://frenchlique.blogspot.com/2009/01/so-many-projects-so-little-time-door.html

In part one of the door morph, the door was nearly complete... except for one little annoying thing! That old brass door knob... the knob, as old as the door... 35 years... and just not pretty... I found a great glass door knob buy on ebay... and Ricky thought they'd fit just fine... but... they didn't. (something about the inside workings of the mechanism... stuff I don't understand... but my Ricky does...).
He went by our local little hardware store, Deptawa's. They have tons of stuff you can't find anywhere else... he found what he thought would work... and then he went to work installing my new door knob.
the new insides of the door knob latch...

and the new latch plate to fit...

and voila'... my new door knob... installed! ain't she purdy... ? a perfect match for my new French door! Cost, including freight on ebay & Deptawa's parts... $14. (Good thing Ricky doesn't charge me for labor!)More of my office morph which will be posted at Susan's Metamorphosis Monday.


Makin' it happen down here in French Lique!

12 comments:

prof en retraite said...

Oh Dixie...It shor is purdy! It looks really nice with your door! I can't wait to see the finished product!...Debbie

ann said...

Oh Dixie,it's jus real purdy.I bought jus one glass knob intending to put them on All our doors IF dh could do it.Shore nuf,he coul;t so...I got one knob jus sittin around.I love yours...Ann

ellen b said...

What a great job on those doors. I really like the knobs!

Kathy said...

Your door is FAB! I am in love with what you did with the glass. You are so clever, Dixie!

xinex said...

Oh, so pretty, Dixie! I just love glass door knobs...Christine

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I love it, the knob adds beautiful sparkle. And what room is complete without sparkle?

kbbryant said...

What a nice addition to the door. Does Ricky travel? I need some handy dandy stuff fixed.

Kathy b

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Haha Kathy... the king of procrastination will travel for food... I have to bribe him most of the time when I really want something done... yesterday's bribe... deepdish homemade pizza for the Superbowl! ;)

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I love the doorknobs. I have glass doorknobs in my house--the originals from the late 20's.

That is a cool idea about covering the books with vellum--I'll have to file that thought away for safekeeping;-)

Things are lookin' good at your house!

Linda said...

Really nice door redo, I like it!
Linda Q

mbkatc230 said...

Love what you did with the door. So much character, and the door knob is perfect. Kathy

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Always love glass door knobs..very pretty!