Later this month, we're having our front doors painted black and changing out the weather-worn hardware. Yep, we’re losing the yellow doors. After living with them for a while, we’re just not that crazy about the color.
So, I’m thinking about changing out the door knockers for something more attractive, perhaps even with some character. I’ve been browsing online and came across some interesting options. See what you think.
Restoration Hardware offers the traditional, as well as something a little more modern. Both would like good on our doors.
I kind of like the bear, but he’s more suited for a cabin in the woods or a log home on one of the Great Lakes.
A woodpecker – we get it. Probably not on our house, but it’s a cute idea.
Dragonfly – I like the whimsy of it. Perhaps for a back door, but not likely something I’d put on the front of a house. Really cute for a cottage or vacation home (neither of which we have, so a “no” to the dragonfly).
Lion – This falls into the traditional category, big in Victorian England. Although, for some reason, this reminds me of something that would hang on Ebenezer Scrooge’s front door.
Since the fleur de lis is the symbol of Louisville, this is a possible consideration. Although, I think the fleur de lis has become a bit overused in our area. And with the Saints winning the Super Bowl last year, it’s EVERYWHERE. We’ll revisit this.
Love, LOVE this pineapple doorknocker from Williams-Sonoma. Although, even on sale for $98, it’s a bit pricey, given that we need two.
Both Hubby and I are of Irish descent, so this is something to consider. But, not a top choice.
Any good Kentucky home has one of these, but it often hangs above your door, on the inside of your house. I’m afraid that two of these on our front doors scream “Welcome to the OK Corral” or "Let's hit the saloon for a shot of whisky."
So, what’s your favorite design for a doorknocker? Traditional? Whimsical? None of the above?
Have a terrific Tuesday, everyone!
Images courtesy of Restoration Hardware, Williams-Sonoma and Signature Hardware