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After nine years of use, the handle on Steph's front door was starting to show wear on the finish. It wasn't looking so good and Steph was ready to replace it!
There was nothing cosmetically or functionally wrong with the deadbolt so we didn't change out that. It's still looks good and looks great with the new handle.
Changing out a door handle or doorknob is a DIY friendly project. Just be sure to give yourself some time just in case there is a surprise you were not expecting.
And do plan on cleaning the door or touching up the paint once the old hardware is off. We really should have done this while we had the opportunity!
*After we finished the project, Steph realized there is a lifetime guarantee on the finish of the old handle. We are going to see if that is true.
*Two things about this picture. (1). Steph took it nine years ago in The Home Depot (you can see the orange of the shopping buggy). Why did she take a picture of the things she bought that day? This was way before we started documenting our work for Mother Daughter Projects! and (2). How in the world did she happen to find the picture after nine years?!
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