black door hinges installed

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In my last post I talked about how I wanted to replace our painted door hinges with oil rubbed bronze/black ones.  90 hinges removed, 90 hinges installed, and 1,080 screws later, we have new hinges on all of our doors!!   I can’t say enough about how much I am loving the new things!
While there was technically nothing wrong with the old hinges (they did open and shut), I just wasn’t a fan of them being painted.  Here are the double doors in our master bath before and after.  

Hallway to powder room before and after.
To give you an idea of what I was working with, look at how rough the painted hinges were.  Definitely wasn’t going to be able to go with my original plan of spray painting them black.  I believe the black and orange marks are from WD-40, and just look at that beautiful paint job the builder did.  Pure craftsmanship crapmanship right there.
New hinges were obviously the solution, but I was worried about the price seeing as we had so many to replace.  I found these 3.5 inch hinges on Amazon in bulk amounts bringing them close to $1.00 per hinge.  SOLD.  And since they were Prime I had free shipping.
You guys, they look so much nicer!!  I want to mention that some of the reviews stated that the hinges were scratched and some felt they couldn’t use them because of the scratches showing.  I ended up ordering a few extra in case I ran into this problem.  I’m not sure if it’s because I ordered in bulk, but none of mine were scratched.  They all looked great and worked perfectly!  
For our exterior doors I went with these 4 inch exterior hinges.  These came in late yesterday, and while I got them installed it was too dark to get photos taken for you.  But, they too were in perfect shape and installed beautifully!

One more task checked off the ol’ To-Do List!



  1. Cassie Bustamante Avatar

    they look SO good! it's the little things, right?

    1. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      I laugh at myself over the little things that I can get so excited about 😀

  2. Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont Avatar

    You are making me want to swap out our hinges! I honestly haven't looked that closely at ours, but since our house is 30 years old, I'm guessing they could use a replacement. Yours made such a difference!

    1. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      I'm still surprised at how much different they look and feel. I used to glare and curse at my laundry room door several times a day because it would never stay open for me. It had always been that way so I just figured they placed the door incorrectly and there was no way to change it. As soon as I swapped hinges it stayed open! Yes!!! Not sure why I didn't think about that as the solution before, but I am thrilled!

  3. Lu Avatar

    Love the black hinges! What a difference…

    1. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      Thank you so much!! I'm loving the difference 🙂

  4. Lisa @ Shine Your Light Avatar

    It's amazing the difference that little detail makes (not so little when you're the one changing them all out!) They look so great on your white doors, Shelley!

    1. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      Thank you so much, Lisa! Yes, definitely took up a big chunk of my day, but it was so worth it!!

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