People. Please. I get that brass went out of style so long it’s almost fashionable again. I understand that you want an inexpensive update and the brass hinges on your doors seem an easy target. But please, I beg you, don’t paint the hinges! You have other options! You can ignore them! (It’s possible.) Or you can replace them. They’re pretty inexpensive and new ones come with smooth motion and squeak-free technology.
Painted ones, on the other hand, look awful and don’t get better with time.
Every door in my house has painted hinges. One door at a time I intend to correct that.
If you don’t start with a smooth surface there’s no way you’re going to keep it clean. Mind you, that’s the same premise that prompted me to scrape all the texture off my bathroom walls and start this remodel in the first place. I can only assume the same person did both.
I did enroll my husband to assist me in rehanging the door with the new hinges. It wasn’t a particularly tricky task, but I found it easiest with extra hands.
I could have purchased white hinges but I preferred the look of the satin hinges. This was totally worth $10 and the equally minimal amount of time invested.
Again I beg you: either ignore your hinges or replace them. Please don’t paint your hinges. Details matter and painted hinges are not the kinds of details you want.
Replacing the sink faucets is not as inexpensive a fix as new hinges, but also a really wonderful detail. Pictures of that and the final room reveal are coming soon to a blog near you! (This one, of course. Right here.)