Friday, February 10, 2012


I have a confession to make. 
A lot of the hardware in our home is polished brass,
and worse, it doesn’t really bother me that much. 

I know, I know, I’m so out of it.  J


Some of our outside doorknobs have seen better days,
and we’ve been thinking about replacing them.

But then I saw this on Pinterest:


They spraypainted their hardware with
Rustoleum Metallic in Oil Rubbed Bronze:

But would it really look that good in real life??

So Mr. Man went to Lowe’s,
bought some black automotive primer
and some ORB spraypaint,

and tried it out on some old hardware that we had leftover,
sitting out in the garage.

And it works! 
It really is quite amazing.

I was afraid it would look cheesy up close, but it really doesn’t.
 (In fact, I think it looks better in person than in this photo)

I’m so impressed; we may do more than those 2 doorknobs.  (!)

I googled it and found some more photos,
and found out that all sorts of gals are doing this: 

ORB’ing their hardware. 

ORB=oil rubbed bronze 
It’s a noun, an adjective, and apparently, a verb! J

For now, we’ll probably stick to some doorknobs
and a maybe a porch light, but what a deal! 

New ORB hardware for about $8!

Another good find.
Thank you, Pinterest!

Lucky Dog  ♥

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