Friday, January 11, 2013
365 Inspirations—11: Shiny, Brass Door Knobs
Okay, now you are probably thinking, she's already hurting for material and this is only post eleven! She has 354 more to go! Well, there's a reason why shiny, brass door knobs are an inspiration to me.
2012 was the first year ever that we had Thanksgiving in our house. All the family planned to come. That's a lot of people to fit in our little 1940s bungalow. We just recently had our house remodeled and thought we'd celebrate by having people over.
I had never cooked a turkey in my life (that's a different post altogether...stay tuned). So I went out and bought some extra table settings and got out the old, rustic brass candle holders to shine them up.
My husband was having a cup of tea at the table. I had just been to the store to purchase Brasso to shine up these former beauties.
My husband sat there watching me in awe as I took these ugly, tarnished things and turned them into what looked like gold! King Midas style gold! I guess they don't have Brasso in Korea. He loved the fact that I could make something so plain look so amazing.
Within seconds, my husband was walking around with the Brasso and a cleaning cloth in his hand. He was determined to shine any brass we had in the house. We don't have much, but we have brass door knobs.
He shined every single door knob in our entire house. They probably haven't had any attention since 1940. Now, whenever I go to open a door, I think of my husband and how something so simple could make him so excited and happy!
What kind of doorknobs do you have in your house? Have you given them any attention lately?