The door knockers from England finally arrived! They were the last accessory to put the finishing touch on our front doors. Lucky for my, my husband is pretty handy, so he was able to install the door knockers and brass kick plates yesterday and the doors are finished! We started with raw wood double doors, and decided to paint them black and then use the traditional look of brass hardware as a contrast.
here is the inspiration photo
I love the look of "London doors".
We reused our original door handles
because we really liked the curved lines in them.
They were polished up using a lot of elbow grease
and these Cape Cod Metal Polishing Cloths.
They really worked pretty well
as you can see below.
After searching ebay for a few weeks,
I finally found a pair of matching lion
door knockers that we liked and that fit the door.
Including shipping, the set was only about $30!
Here's how they look on the center panel.
We love our little lions.