Spring 2019 ORC – Door Handle Upgrade
It was time…I couldn’t take it any longer….We needed a door handle upgrade in our ORC Space…and all of the other upstairs doors. I think you will agree once you see the scary “befores” and beautiful “afters”.
Week 1- The Plan | Week 2- The Moulding | Week 3- The Paint | Week 4- The Lighting | Week 5- The Door Hardware | Week 6- The BIG REVEAL
What is the ORC?
First, a huge thank you to Linda, from Calling it Home, for organizing the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE!
It’s hard to believe that we are already to week 5 of this 6 week design challenge. This is a friendly event between 20 “Challenge Participants” and hundreds of other “Guest Participants” (like me). All of us have the goal of transforming our spaces with only a month and a half to get it done. As an added bonus Better Homes and Gardens will be the media sponsors for this challenge.
We are a military family of six and we are always on the move. At the moment we live in a house that we actually own, and hope to call our forever home someday. As such, we are systematically tackling each room and adding high-end features, such as moulding, door hardware, paint, and lighting to update and personalize the space.
NOTE: The door handle upgrade in this post was sponsored by Grandeur Hardware, but the opinions are 100% my own…because these handles are so pretty.
You may remember from my door handle upgrade downstairs that my former door handles had been spray painted black, and have started to flake off over the course of the last 7 years.
“AFTER” DOWN STAIRS
SOOOOOO much better!!! You can see the rest of the pics of this space HERE.
Aren’t these door handles just lovely.
I wanted my upstairs door handle upgrade to coordinate, but be a slightly more subtle design. I opted for the same Coventry style door handle, but this time I opted for a Circulaire rosette. These new Grandeur Hardware handles are just so beautiful
Here’s the thing with replacing door handles…If you are replacing one set, it feels weird to not replace all of the handles in the same space. So just like so many other decorating choices…let the cascade effect begin…
Teen Girl’s Bedroom
The main reason for installing Grandeur Hardware upstairs, other than the obvious fact that it coordinates with my downstair hardware, is the amazing quality of these door knobs. The black Coventry handles are so smooth and heavy compared to normal hollow handles. The forged brass and solid construction equal extremely smooth turning, and my husband and I comment often how happy we are with this upgrade. I wish I could invite you over to feel the noticeable difference between these and the previous handles.
The lifetime warranty tells me that these handles will be around for the long run and the pre-mounted knobs made for easy installation…much appreciated during the busy ORC season. I’m so totally stoked about these new handles!!!!
TO DO LIST
-Finish Hanging Metrie Moulding (Crown Mould | Architrave | Panel Mould | Faux Baseboards | Shoe Mould | Chair Mould |, Ceiling Treatment)
Empty, Prep, caulk, and Sand Room
Prime (almost) everything. Paint Walls and Ceiling (High Gloss) with Setting Plaster from Farrow and Ball Paint from Thomas Mach Interiors
Hang Piemonte Chandelier from Corbett Lighting
– Finish building Bed with Fabric and fringe from Fabric Place Basement- Alexandria
Replace door Hardware from Grandeur Hardware
-Recover Lamp Shades
– Iron Custom Sized Pillows from Stuck on Hue 18×24 Kelly Wearstler’s Graffito | 12×36 Malachite
-Upholster bench in leopard print cowhide from Fabric Place Basement- Alexandria
-Sew Bedding (Fabric Place Basement- Alexandria) and Pillows
-Hang Art and Style the Room to Eclectic-Glam Perfection
-Photograph/edit/write big reveal
– A Balanced Diet, Daily Showers, and 8 hours of sleep….pfffft….I WISH
Wish me luck folks….This is going to be one CRAZY WEEK
Thank you so very much for joining me on the Spring 2019 One Room Challenge- Week 5. If you like what you see here don’t forget to come back and poke around a bit after visiting the Challenge and Guest participants. Oh, and following me is fun too ?. Don’t forget to check in each week as build this maximalist, and show stopping bedroom.
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I love how the hardware instantly upgrades everything. I’m also loving the upstairs home tour. I can’t believe you have to move one more time before coming back to this beautiful place you have made into a home.
That or maybe my husband leaves for a year…Time will tell 🙂
Wow it is really looking great and it is hard to believe that next week is our reveal> wow, time has flown.
OMG how amazing do those handles look!!! I legit want to come see your house in person…it looks like such a gorgeous wonderland of design! Love it all girl!
Thanks so much Christine. I love your home too!
It really has….good luck this week!
Love love love the knobs. Please send a message to that wonderful company. I’ll take 2 dozen….just like yours!!
The door knobs are so pretty! Like a fun piece of jewelry for the room. <3
Those knobs are so pretty, and things like hinges and knobs always make such a difference in a house. Your to do list is crazy. Can’t wait for next week.
Thanks so much Susie! I would highly recommend them!
Oh my gosh those handles are beautiful! I love how they are vintage inspired! Wonderful!
I think that is what I love about them, my chandelier, and my moulding. It all feels like it could be vintage.
Crazy? I LOVE CRAZY! Bring it on!
Thanks so much Emy! It really is. I could have gone with crystal, but I thought I practiced marvelous restraint. I’m very happy with how they turned out.
Those door handles are beautiful! After replacing the ones in our basement during our remodel, it reminds me I really need to do it upstairs too! I can’t wait to see your bedroom reveal next week!
Love the mini home tour and the door hardware choice! This master bedroom is going to be #goals. I can’t wait for next weeks reveal! Sooooo good.
Those knobs are amazing! We’ve been talking about doing different hardware, half of ours doesn’t work. (don’t lock, the dogs can open, etc) I’ll have to check them out.
And I seriously can not wait to see this whole bedroom space!!
I can’t decide which one I love the most. What a big impact such a small change makes…always those little details that elevate a space. Looking forward to the final reveal my friend. xx
Those totally upgrade the space!! Ugh… mine are hideous and now I’m in love with these :))
Thanks Miranda. They couldn’t be worse than ours were. Makes for a great before and after though!
Thanks so much Libbie. I think the smaller ones probably match the door shape better but he bigger ones are so sexy. Hard to pick
Thanks Tina! I’m so excited to see yours too!
Thanks so much Joannie. It is starting to come together and I am thrilled!
Thanks so much Mary. I can’t believe the difference. It makes our home feel so lovely.
oh my gosh those knobs are the prettiest knobs I’ve ever seen! I want them in every room of my house! Your before knobs look exactly like what my hallway knobs look like right now.
Thanks so much Corinna! I want to go check out your reveal now!