As you can see when I painted this door blue (and the opposite side red) at age 14, it obviously never crossed my mind to tape off the back plate to the door knob. Sunday as it was to windy to put tin on the roof, I spur of the moment decided to get some cosmetic painting done. I freshned up some white paint on the door frame, and then tackled making the door hardware look a little nicer.
Nick over at Decades a Go-Go will freak, because I didn't put the original screws back on the door plate. They were far to rusty and flat head screws, while period are a pain in the rear! I wanted a chippy aged look on the back plate so I used a wire brush to knock off a few layers of the prior paint, then used a non tarnishing gold spray paint to imitate a brass finish. In a few months regular ware on the door knobs will make them look as authentic as they were before the first person painted them.
I'm running in circles trying to get things ready for the Winter portion of the Social Season at the Casablanca, and for the special company that will soon be coming (wink wink Christine and Michael). I want everything to be perfect down to the littlest detail!