But, we never removed the paint on the hinges and they looked really bad. So, I took the opportunity to try to clean them up when Handy Hubby took the door off the hinges to paint it a few weeks ago.
read about boiling the paint off hinges so decided to give it a shot. I didn't have an old pot so I used an aluminum pan. I decided to use the straight water method although I should have tried the baking soda method as well.
Here's how they looked after a couple of hours of simmering. The paint didn't exactly roll off but they did get a lot smoother.
So, I decided to grab a can of hammered metal spray paint because I didn't have anything to lose. And they looked pretty nice!
More to come about the door...