Greetings and Happy Wednesday! Can you believe we are at the end of August already? This year is flying by! I just made a fun purchase on eBay. If you love vintage crystal doorknobs like I do, you can check out my newest treasure…
With the engagement party and bridal shower safely behind us, I can take a minute to think about a few projects at Happy Hill. I really wanted to get this particular project done before the parties, but alas, it didn’t happen. Maybe next trip. Actually, it’s something I’ve wanted to do for years!
When we bought our lake house we replaced all of the interior doors. They were all hollow core doors and we wanted solid wood doors for looks and sound proofing. We haven’t replaced the front door because we love the vintage vibe of the door. And this crystal door knob had me at hello!
The only other interior door we didn’t replace was the one to the pantry in the kitchen. Mostly because of its odd size. I painted the door white and added a home made chalk board. We use the board all of the time to write messages or a grocery list.
Recently I brushed on more white chalk paint to the frame of the chalkboard. I like it better this way.
I bought this PANTRY sign at an antique store. For some reason I love putting signs on and over doors.
But back to the door knob. The gold door knob on the pantry door is original, but it’s not that attractive. I’ve been thinking of switching it out to a vintage glass door knob similar to the one on the front door. I found this one on eBay and made an offer for $20.
I have some assorted door plates (escutcheons) I think I can use along with the glass door knob just to make it look a bit more substantial. I have some similar to these:
It’s a working knob, not a dummy so I hope the existing mechanisms will work with the new (old) knob. This is the set I’m bidding on. Pretty, right?
It all looks to be in pretty good shape except for the white thing.
Okay. Two things just happened. I got a counter offer from the seller on eBay. I offered $20 and he countered at $22. Fine then. (I saved a whopping $2.22.) Also out of curiosity I googled the white thing. Turns out it is called a strike plate. And judging from this picture below, I’m guessing my new knob will work just fine! Except for the strike plate. I may have to use the original one.
I’m really excited about my new door knob! I suppose it seems silly to get excited about a door knob, but it is crystal and it’s old. I can’t wait to install it! And it will make me love our little Happy Hill kitchen even more! I have a feeling my husband will be super excited as well. Especially since I may need some assistance….Here are a few pictures of our sweet little kitchen…
I’ve since cleaned out some of the clutter in the little garden window and the coffee bar. I’ll take pictures of my new knob once I install it. Hopefully it will go in easily. Judging from history, it may take a bit of finagling. Fingers crossed!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a lovely day! xoxo Dell