yowza, it's been awhile. last time, i was in the midst of taking off all of my doorknobs, as you could see from my sneak-peek "what-am-i-looking-at" instagram photo:
10 doors. 20 knobs. 80 pieces. sheesh! well, let me tell you, i am quite the doorknob expert now. i never really knew the mechanics of how they actually worked. but they're easy peasy.
i sanded each piece (with 400 grit paper so they didn't scratch), lined them up on some cardboard boxes (latches and all), sprayed them with rust-oleum universal metallic paint & primer in satin nickel, and let them dry.
sadly this step lasted for over a week because i didn't have the energy to put them all back on. oops. so, we temporarily had some very un-private bathrooms.
but! while the doorknobs were off and out of the way, i ran to home depot (my new lowes--because it's closer) and grabbed some off the shelf white paint.
disclaimer: cheap paint is not a "good deal". i
had to make a second trip to return my $17 crap and ended up going with $30+ Behr.
(sorry for the weird photo--the lighting in our rooms is less than great, and i wanted you to be able to see the sparkly nickel color)
so, that's my $35 interior door update. not bad considering new knobs would have cost at least $100.