By plunge, I mean, we removed all the door knobs, plates, pulls, locks and hinges and dropped them into a boiling mixture of Super Baking Soda detergent and water and let them simmer for about an hour. What this process revealed has left me giddy!!
|Old door minus plate and knob.|
|Hot caldron of gross.|
|the magic potion.|
|Original interior and front door plates - latches in brass from the bathroom.|
|Thick layer of paint that I peeled off a plate.|
|Far left is the front door.|
The most exciting discovery of the day has to be the window hardware. They were so covered in paint, I had no idea how intricate and beautiful they would be.
|Mid paint removal process.|
|Window hardware, front row.|
How could someone ever paint over these!?! What a fun day!