The dirty (literally) little secret about our house is that all our trim is NASTY. Seriously, guys. I'd bet good money that all the trim and doors have not been cleaned since the 90's. It's amazing what a good cleaning and two fresh coat of paints can do.
It costs a lot to have trim and doors painted (much more than walls), so I am slowly going around the entire house and doing it myself. It's a pain, but when I step back and see the fresh, shiny new door or trim I feel SO much better.
Ahh... so pretty. (I still need to do the door surrounds.. look closely you can see how gross it is!)
I'm also replacing all the old brass doorknobs with new oil rubbed bronze. I love the contrast of black hardware on white doors.
I got all my new hardware on eBay via this seller. The price was really good and they are good quality. I'm happy with them!
In case you are curious, I paint the doors while they are still on the hinges. I've found this is the easiest way to do it. I use a small foam roller with two coats. The paint I used is Benjamin Moore Advance.. the best! Sorry the pictures are so bad.. it's rainy today and very dark.
It feels sooo good to be out with the old and in with the new, even if it's something as boring as doorknobs and fresh paint.
Here is my current status of painting trim... still so much to do :-/
Kitchen Trim (next)
Upstairs Hallway Trim (next)
Upstairs Bathrooms Trim
Family Room Trim
Bedrooms Trim (3 of them)
I'm actually glad this house doesn't have crown moulding!