When summer rolls in, we seem to get our rollers out to paint. Last summer, it was the fence. Now, it’s our front door. You see, the trim and step looked like this:
Not pretty. Or finished. So, I busted out the gallon of satin white exterior paint leftover from painting the mailbox post. Three coats later, our trim looked
satin shiny and new. But the antique brass lever handle just wasn’t cutting it anymore.
And Vincent always took the deadbolt cover off, so most often it looked like this from the inside.
Ben bought the front door hardware when he bought the house. When we bought matching hardware for the backdoor, we couldn’t find the same style deadbolt. All we found was a lever handle with a deadbolt which locked from both sides. Locked from both sides! Why? That meant we had to hang a key from the backdoor just to open it!
Umm, yeah. If our kid kleptos the deadbolt cover, you can bet your bottom dollar that he stole the key all. the. time. And, the front and back door keys were different. So we didn’t replace strictly for cosmetic reasons. We chose a brushed stainless knob and deadbolt set for both doors. And, they are keyed to match. Score.
We love the new hardware and convenience from the switch. Oh, I should mention we chose a knob because V liked to hang from the lever. Yep, hang from it. I know, I should have better control of my kid.
We’re I’m still too lazy to touch up the paint around the door we installed two years ago. I do have a lame defense though. One, the paint in the living room is old, so it separates while painting, so it isn’t the same color. Two, when we remodel the kitchen, we’ll have to repaint the living room, so we’ ll choose a completely new color. Three, I hate touch up painting. Well, painting in general.
The backdoor is decked out with a new lock, too.
And tons of fingerprints.
Seriously, were these kids raised in a barn? Must be to have that much grime on their hands. They’re lucky they’re cute. Ha.
Now I need to convince Ben to replace our original garage doors.
You’d think it wouldn’t be difficult given the condition.
F0r some reason, he’s resisting. Apparently the garage is last on the priority list.
Please tell me your kids get fingerprints all over your house. Or hang on doorknobs. Do you prefer a lever or knob style? Do you have two different keys for your doors? Find it as annoying as we did?