Inspirational thingies

July 11th, 2008

A few things on the current “to do” list are giving me a little bit of trouble. Namely the front door hardware, and the direction the pink bathroom is going to go in. I’m on the hunt for some inspiration……cheap delicious inspiration…

I saw these on EBAY…and stupidly forgot to bid on them (they sold for only $15.51) . What a really great pair of vintage door escutcheons that I would have loved to use on my front door. How do you even pronounce that word – escutcheon?

Anyhooooo…I really want to address the front doors lack of hardware. The reality lock box is still hanging on the cheapo home depot brass entry knob, making the Brick House look abandoned. Also check out the nice plate instead of a deadbolt.

The big problem is that stupid giant hole. I have to get something with an escutcheon or a back plate to cover it up. This is proving to be difficult in my price range which is about $150 – $200.

Here are a few options I’m thinking about:

5th Avenue Combo Pack

Satin Nickel finish with a 5th Avenue knob : $208.24

Schlage Century Door Entry Set
Satin chrome finish with the Orbit Knob :

Deadbolt Lockset Double Cylinder Knob by Omnia
Satin Chrome : $223.30

* I don’t think this will even work to cover the holes, I can’t find the dimensions…aaaahhhh.

If anyone knows of a good cheap mid century style entry lockset that will cover all the stupid holes in my door, let me know…I’m desperate.

For now I’m just going to cry about it. I can’t seem to find something that meets all my door measurement criteria and will be affordable and stylish. Stupid money and my lack of it.

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  1. Suzy Home-Improver on 07/14/2008:

    Doors are so hard in old houses!! I have new steel doors for entry doors, but they’re all on old wood frames. So my house shifts and swells in the hot and cold, and then my deadbolts don’t line up with the holes. My kitchen deadbolt is seasonal only! Doesn’t work in the summer. Don’t tell my neighborhood’s robbers.

    I also have a hole in my back patio door that needs to be filled. The door isn’t original to the house, but it’s not brand new either… I can’t find anything that fits.

  2. Anonymous on 07/18/2008:

    oh my gosh. if you could package your great taste and sell it, you’d have the money for new door hardware in a flash.

    just keep buying that great stuff and then start selling it at a profit…

    thanks for creating blog that i enjoy reading!

  3. Amy on 02/06/2011:

    I know I’m like a billion years late, but if you never figured it out, you pronounce escutcheon as “EEEE-stuss-shun” but with a softer “eeee” at the beginning. (the funny part is I know how to say it, but that’s the first time I’ve seen it spelled out!)

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