Wednesday, February 9, 2011

$5.00 Door knob

Remember these, my knockers from the dumpster. See Here

Well the spring in our lock broke and our front door would blow open in the wind unless we used the dead bolt. 

So we took this lock set
 outside handle

 inside handle
to Lowe's and for $5.00 had it re-keyed and got four keys.  Awesome.  (okay so the lock is a different finish on the inside but so is my door, and I know how to spray paint.)

 Now we have this,

 (I really need to paint, don't I)

I am not sure what this lock set would cost but not cheap. 

Thanks Mike for dumpster diving for me.  That is how you know you are loved. :)

By the way, I have taken a huge break from blogging.  I have had a neck injury and haven't been able to lift anything heavier than my purse.  So the air compressor and miter saw were definitely out.  I am feeling a little better and hoping to get back to projects. 


  1. The door looks nice ! So sorry to hear about your neck injury ! Hope you get well soon !

  2. My grandfather started a lock shop back in the 1950's and I grew up there in the 70's and 80's. The knob displays remind me of that time. I bet he had some of these exact displays in his shop! Thanks for the memories.