Thursday, July 5, 2007

Linen Closet Door

We put the door back on the linen closet tonight. We ended up painting the hinges, and latch. They were brass plated originally, so I figured they'd rust eventually. They're made in Sweden, and I thought they were solid brass, I didn't even know they made brass plated hardware back then. We have to paint the screw heads with a small artist's brush to finish it off. It probably needs at least one more coat of varnish as well. The cranky construction cat was inspecting my work. I think he likes the hallway, it's a little cooler in there. Now we need to finish our bedroom door, since it's off right now. It's mostly stripped, then I need to sand and varnish it. I boiled the hardware tonight, so it's mostly stripped too. The bathroom door is the next one, that one will be tricky to strip. We have a bathroom in the basement as well, so it is possible to take it off. The kids are too young to care anyways, they'll just use it without the door. A couple more coats of varnish, then touch up all the paint (I think I'll just do another coat), and then it'll be done.

2 comments:

This Old Erie House said...

Your project is really looking good. I love the cat. He looks like he wants to take credit for all the work.

Trissa said...

Looking great- I love the varnish!