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DIY Door Knobs

After finally settling on which door style we were going with, I began searching for the perfect door knobs. Very quickly, I found the ones I loved at Only $141.90…per door!

We have quite a few interior doors in our new house, so at $141.90 a piece, that would add up VERY quickly! However, I have dreamed of having glass door knobs with a trim plate since I was a little girl playing in my grandmother’s victorian home that had them on every single door. So I started researching! I will post links for all the items I used at the end of the post.

For my non-locking doors, I found these trim plates at Home Depot for $6.45

I found these glass knobs through for $7.99.

I sanded off the polished brass finish on the trim plates with an orbital sander and 100 grit sand paper. I then lightly coated it with Krylon Gold Metallic spray paint and let it dry for about 5 minutes . I then lightly coated it with 2 coats of Rust-oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint, letting it dry about 5 minutes between each coat. After the final coat, let it dry for at least 24 hours before you start handling it. So for a total cost of $14.45 per door, I have a beautiful oil rubbed bronze trim plate and glass door knob for all my non-locking doors.

For my locking doors, I found this from the same company the glass knobs are from so it matches perfectly! They are only $21.85 and you don’t have to do ANY work if you don’t want to though I will probably paint them anyway because I think they look more authentic painted!

One other option, if you don’t want a trim plate on every door, you could use these knob rosettes. Only $7.77 per door and already painted as well!

I hope you find this information helpful! If you have any questions, I am more than happy to help!

Gold Trim Plates:

Glass Knobs:

Locking Door Knob:

Knob Rosette:

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Karl Vick
Karl Vick

A big thank you to the Residential Locksmith company for their professional door knob installation service. They were responsive, punctual, and completed the job with precision. Our home feels safer and more stylish with the new door knobs in place.

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