black door hinges

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Sometimes it’s the little things that often go unnoticed that make a difference.  For me, I can’t stop thinking about black hinges on white doors.  I just love the way it looks!  

When we were building I asked how much it would cost us to switch out the builder grade painted hinges out for oil rubbed bronze/black.  They paint the doors, hinges, and trim all at once to save time and money.  I wish I could remember what they quoted us, but it was RIDICULOUS.  We red lined it and went with the painted hinges.  Now I can’t stop thinking about it again.  Here are the double doors from our master bath to the bedroom.
And in the hallway to the powder room.
My plan was to simply take the old hinges off, spray paint them, and reattach.  Time consuming, but certainly cost effective, right?
We took all the hinges off the doors in our master.  Of course once they were all off we realized how bad they looked.  Big ‘ol dried paint drips, chips, rust colored streaks from WD-40, etc.  They looked horrible.  Stripping 90 (yes, 90) door hinges is not my idea of fun.  So, I searched online and found some in bulk, which brings my cost per hinge down to a little over $1.00.  No brainer right there!!  Still not sure why they were going to charge us thousands when we were building, but whatever.  They should be here tomorrow and I can’t wait to get them up!  
So, what do you think?  Are you Team Black Hinges or Team Seriously They’re Just Hinges Get Over It?  Ha!


  1. Cassie Bustamante Avatar

    i love them! ours are all old icky brass ones, but they still hinge and unhinge and do their hingey thing… so we are keeping them as is for now.

    1. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      When I read your comment it reminded me that I once told Izzy I was going to take her door off the hinges if she shut it on her brother again. Well, she did. I came up stairs to follow through with my threat and realized I couldn't get the pin out of the hinge because it had been painted over!! Ugh! Very true though, why fix it if it's not broken.

  2. Shelby Anderson Avatar

    Would you mind sharing where you found them for $1 a pop?? I didn't even bother to ask when building our house because we were told ORB or nickel were our choices. Glad you went before me to find out painting them wasn't a solid solution, cuz that was going to be a summer project!

    1. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      Hi Shelby! I found them on Amazon. I just got a post up this morning that has exact links if you want to check it out: Have a great day!

  3. Barbara Scheihing Avatar

    I'm right there with you Shelley….I mean really! I just bought a whole bagful of black hinges ($100 worth) to change mine out too a few weeks ago! Only have done one door though and Im hoping it isn't too much of a huge project….but I absolutely love them and i think it makes a ton of difference! Thanks for posting this and I'm showing my husband so he can see I'm not TOTALLY crazy…..;0

    1. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      Oh yea!!! It definitely wasn't a huge project. It took me about 4 hours working non-stop, but I was so excited to get them switched out I just powered through it 😀 The nice thing about this is that you don't have to take the entire door off to swap them out, just replace one hinge at a time while it's still hanging and it will make it super easy. And no, you're definitely not crazy!!! 😀

  4. Mara Smith Avatar

    I'd also love to know where you got the new hinges!

    1. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      Hi Mara! I picked them up on Amazon. I just posted photos of the new hinges this morning and included links to the exact ones I used: Have a great day!

  5. Lisa @ Shine Your Light Avatar

    I saw on Insta that you tackled this project already…!! That is a feat! Also, I didn't know I needed black hinges until now. They DO look gorgeous with white doors!! Can't wait to see yours.

    1. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      Lol! Yes, black hinges for everyone!!! Definitely a job, but you know how it is, when you're excited about something you power right through it!

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