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?
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.