Gardz, a Zinsser product for damaged walls. It is strange stuff, like skim milk consistency, but it has definitely helped the texture of the walls and seals in all the dust and remaining wallpaper paste. It leaves a sheen on the walls.
knob with a star backplate, it was much too high. Figures I have to fill both holes on the doors, too!
After all the holes were filled, I turned my attention to the hinges.
This is what I hate about updating cabinetry in old homes. The hinges are ALWAYS some weird style that you can't get anywhere. I googled these, they have a little plate that actually slides into a recession in the door. They are called 'demountable' and I was only able to find them online.
Since I was only able to find nickel (not chrome) and didn't want to pay and then wait for them to be shipped, I decided to just boil the paint off and spray them. We all know that 'chrome' spray paint isn't really chrome, but it was $3 for the can of paint instead of $18 for new hinges. I have an old pot that I use just for the boiling of hardware that idiots have painted.
I usually boil them for awhile, use tongs to pull them out, and then paper towels to just wipe the paint away. I use a tiny screwdriver to get into all the crevices.
The last step before spraying is to hit them with some steel wool. I don't spend a ton of time, but I try to get all the large areas. Then, they are looking good and ready for paint!
I use Rustoleum chrome, it works fine and it's cheap. I know there are most expensive, more realistic chrome sprays out there for rims and stuff, but I just go with this to save money and because I'm too lazy to seek out better options.
After several light coats on both sides, moving the hinges open and closed to get everything even, they look great!
Now I just need to pick the paint color for the vanity....which is sort of driving me crazy! I'd love to do a bold color, but I'm sure I will end up with a neutral.