Wednesday, June 1, 2011

And simmer for 20 minutes


We have scraped 100 years of wallpaper from the bedroom walls and found the plaster beneath pink and a little vulnerable. I've been feeling very Jude the Obscure about the walls. Remember when he gets to Oxford and wanders around pressing himself against the stone walls? I took a break from scrubbing the paste and filth off to remove the door hardware and simmer it in a baking soda solution - instant transformation! They only needed a little salt and vinnegar, not too much, I don't want them to look new!

8 comments:

evie said...

wow. what beautiful hardware!

Katie said...

what fabulous door hardware!

readersguide said...

They're beautiful!

Natalie Servant said...

Those are amazing!

(and my word verification seems to be onto my current situation: "coldflu")

Virginia said...

Love love love removing old wall paper. I've spent many happy hours doing just that.

Your door hardware is gorgeous! I'm quite jealous.

Cristina said...

I feel about the glass door knobs in my house the way Jude felt about those walls (short of hugging them). Love that hardware!

malbi

Anonymous said...

Very nice hardware. It could be the inspiration for a knitting/sewing project!

Laura

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Edward Lear..."[She] sailed away for a year and day?"

I still miss your beautiful, interesting posts, but hope that life is treating you and your projects well!

Laura