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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

It works, and it doesn't.

I added a door knocker on to our mudroom door the other day.

Pretty, right? My mom sent it to me a year ago when we moved in and I hadn't gotten around to drilling it into the door, so it just sat in a drawer, waiting.

Well, I really wanted to see how it would look with our nice weathered brass kick-plate. Funny, I never noticed how terrible the door knob is until now. Anyway, the point is that the new door knocker looks great!

Can you guess how I attached it to the door?

It's me we're talking about here.

I hot glued it.

And it worked great!

...until Kennedy saw it and was all "Oooh! A door knocker!" and had to go and actually use the darn thing.

OK, so the hot glue didn't work so well, but at least now I know it will look great when I get around to actually attaching it for real to the door. By that, I mean when Chris does.

For some reason, people seem to think my mud room looks too nice in pictures and sometimes they find it hard to believe that I should really call it a mud room. Here's the room for real. With actual mud in it. So there. Also, you can't see it, but there are about 4 giant trash bags waiting to go out to the garage sitting on the floor just outside of the frame. Ha!

Why am I acting all smug about the fact that my room is a mess again?


It's not really a pretty room, but the door knocker definitely gives it a nudge in the right direction.

A little extra hardware is always a good idea in my books!

Have you ever added non-functioning hardware to something just for the look of it?

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Janel from NellieBellie said...

You need to go to HGA...Hot Gluers Anonymous.
By the way...cute wreath!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Hot glue! Who would have guessed? Too funny but at least you know it will look great now ;)

Erica {let why lead} said...

I think it's beautiful, and will be even more so after Chris does his magic to it. :)

Pamela said...

You and that gun!;) Love your new knocker!:) Btw, I got a ladder finally. It is not old but looks it. Now I can stop trying to figure out how to steal yours. Thanx for partying lady.http://www.frommyfrontporchtoyours.com/2012/10/treasure-hunt-thursday-80-highlights.html

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I can't believe that you've found the one thing in the world that hot glue won't hold in place!!!

I love the picture of your mud room with REAL mud in it!! And it STILL looks super-clean!!