May 19, 2011 10:04 AM
This one made us LOL. Samantha writes, "On April 28, 2011, escrow closes and I take possession of my very first house. It's an exciting time - chaotic and messy and full of tiny details to chase down, one of which is the non-urgent but unignorable need to replace the knocker on the front door. Until I do, the one bang at eye-level to my guests and callers is engraved with the former owner's name. I would like to replace it with something classy but not boring. The exterior of the house is Spanish-style; something in the Mission-style or even Arts-and-Crafts would suit but isn't a requirement. I've done some preliminary superficial searching, and notice that most knockers are mounted with two screws. [I swear the jokes write themselves, don't they?] The current knocker has only a single screw (bolt maybe? What do I know? I'm new to the whole DIY scene); since I'd prefer to avoid drilling any more holes in my new (to me!) front door, I hope that you're able to locate knockers with a single fastener-thingy. The house purchase has completely drained my bank accounts, but I can spend $50 on this project. I'm willing to go a little higher for the perfect knocker."
Thank you for brightening our day, Samantha, you funny girl. And good heavens, CONGRATS on the house. Big girl high five *clap.* So here are our picks:
1. Mission Brass Door Knocker ($50)
2. 1920s Arts & Crafts Vintage Brass Door Knocker ($25)
3. Arts & Crafts Letter Door Knocker ($75)
4. Mission Iron Door Knocker ($30)
5. Arts Crafts Brass Escutcheon Door Knocker ($40)
6. Twisted Ring Door Knocker ($42)
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