Finally, there seems to be a growing concern about this old wiring from the homeowners insurance companies.
minus the oil rubbed bronze hardware to match the rest of my knobs. I bought a can of spray paint in a gorgeous, metallic oil rubbed bronze colour and sprayed the knobs.
It worked like a charm and now I have the knobs I’ve dreamed of on my little powder room for the fraction of the cost of “real” ones.
Don’t you love antique crystal door knobs on old shaker doors? We lived in an old farmhouse when I was about 9 years old that had door knobs like this, and I remember loving them even then.
I wanted a crystal knob on our downstairs powder room in Our DIY House.
Fairly common in houses built before 1930, the system uses porcelain insulators (knobs) for running wires through unobstructed spaces.