New retro product find: Weiserlock “Beverly” doorknob set for interior use in satin chrome / bright bronze finish — with the bright bronze close enough to copper that we’ll take it as a proxy. Erik gets props for this find:Heck yeah there is more →
The journey of discovery continues: In the apartment he decorated for a client, Ben Sander used sparkly vintage Weiser acrylic doorknobs throughout. With just a wee bit of searching, I found they were designed by Ruth Richmond — a interior designer and general contractor whose company Richmond Homes built more than 12,000 homes in Sarasota and environs from the 1950s through the 1970s.Heck yeah there is more →
Recently, reader Tisha wondered where she might be able to find a vintage or reproduction door set for a bathroom door like in Rachel’s vintage black, green and pink bathroom. Pam immediately sent her to look at the interior door escutcheons at Crown City Hardware — a business that has been around since 1916. Heck yeah there is more →
Update Spet. 2016: I saw another one of these on ebay — and it’s Howard Pierce. The ebay listing also had a doorbell cover!
Vintage front door escutcheon designs are pretty rare to begin with — but have you ever seen one like this before? Pam spotted this lovely woddity: a midcentury door plate escutcheon with an Evelyn Ackerman-esque (?) bird design on ebay. We have never seen this design before. It may be a rare bird indeed — not just because of its unusual and attractive design, but also because of its massive size — a full 16 inches tall! Heck yeah there is more →
If you’re in the market for a front entry door with retro style, another option has become available. The Millwork Market recently started started offering DIY Lite Kits that allow you to (relatively) quickly and easily transform a plain, flat front door into a midcentury modern delight. Heck yeah there is more →
Where to get replacement parts to fix — or create — a centered door knob / door set? This question comes up several times a year, and now, thanks to reader Emma, we have an answer. Two answers, in fact! Above: The gorgeous front doors on this stunning 1961 time capsule house. [Photo by Mike McCaw/Spacecrafting.]Heck yeah there is more →