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Mixing and Matching Vintage Hardware with New

This post is in partnership with Schlage. It was the details that sold us on Tree House. Although we were crushed at the time, the first home we put in an offer on (and subsequently lost to a cash buyer) was never meant to be ours. This house though" This house was the Real One from the moment […]

This post is in partnership with Schlage.
It was the details that sold us on Tree House. Although we were crushed at the time, the first home we put in an offer on (and subsequently lost to a cash buyer) was never meant to be ours. This house though" This house was the Real One from the moment we stepped in the front – or should I say, side" – door. What Tree House has that every other home we toured lacked is charm – and lots of it!
There have been moments during our weekend visits where we’ve felt overwhelmed, but that should go without saying, right" There are still cobwebs in the corners and a thick layer of dust coating all the beams, chipped paint on every door and windows with a draft. The photos in this post are no where near ready for their close up, but at the same time, and I’ll say it again(!), it was the details that sold us on Tree House. Old homes take work – a lot of work – but for all that they require, they shine so brightly when cared for. We fell head over heels for the exposed beam ceilings, the thick solid doors with glass knobs, the brass window latches, already perfectly patinaed.

Over the years, the previous owners made improvements that wouldn’t have been our first choice, but that’s okay. There are places where aging hardware had been painted over and over again, and faulty locks were ultimately replaced with those made of shiny brass-coated metal. Although we still have some really big fish to fry, so to speak, you know that we also love a small project that assures us we’re making progress. Most recently, we picked up a handful of accessories from our longtime partner in crime, Schlage, to course correct those prior improvements. The challenge was adding new hardware to the vintage mix, but a handful of small updates made a big difference! The front, er, side door was the first to get a makeover. The door knob is adorable, but it was paired with a barely functioning lock that was way too glossy (and completely scratched to bits):

We’ll need to boil off the years of paint that coats the original knob backplate (below), but swapping the lock for a new deadbolt in an antique brass finish was a much better fit! As a bonus, we added this aged bronze kick plate to the bottom of the door, which reads as more of a matte black. Now imagine how pretty the warm brass will look against a freshly painted black(") door:
Inside

Outside

You might remember that there’s another pair of exterior doors in the master bedroom leading to the side porch-slash-deck. We’ve since removed the door trim and taken down the (mostly) broken wi...
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