Now that we’re actually living in the lakehouse, I’ve started finishing some of the projects I abruptly abandoned in the fall. Among the most pressing: priming and painting the formerly oaky interior doors.
In my enthusiasm for tackling lakehouse projects I had removed all of the doors – including those to the bathrooms – and piled them in the garage. Then I had to leave, and the doors stayed untouched. Getting them painted and back on their hinges is high on my list of priorities, starting with the bathroom door. Luckily, I already found some incredibly stylish new door hardware.
I’d been on the hunt for new door hardware since September, and was specifically looking for something with a mid-century feel after spotting a sleek lever in a magazine. I had ripped out the page back in 2011, ready with hardware ideas before we even thought about moving from the townhouse.
|I think I ripped out this page from the Better Homes and Gardens DIY Magazine|
I was so happy when I found the Juneau, from Sure-Loc, because it is identical to what I had been looking for! I know gold is back in with a vengeance but, although I love it, with my penchant for turquoise, mint and teal, I really prefer the cool look of a satin stainless finish.
It was really easy to navigate around the Sure-Loc website because the hardware is organized by style and series. I spent quite a bit of time ogling the “Modern Series,” where my Juneau style was found. I also contemplated the Oslo and Torino, below, but the Juneau is perfect.
I’m really excited because when we moved into the townhouse we gave the doors a new coat of paint and replaced the cheap, 1980s gold knobs with inexpensive satin stainless tulip knobs.
Below is the best photo I have of the “before” (see here if you missed the transformation of this powder room). The simple update just helped the entire house feel brand new.
I really pay attention to
door hardware: in addition to replacing all of the interior and exterior door hardware in the townhouse, I also replaced the handles on my jewellery armoire and filing cabinet. I am hardware-crazed.