DIY: We have outdated hardware all throughout our home since our house was built in the mid 90's. We are on a budget, so a handy friend of mine told me to spray paint everything. The guy at Home Depot recommended this spray paint, and to use steel wool on the metal to help with saturation. It'll be interesting to see how it holds up with wear and tear, but for now I'm impressed!
How to Spray Paint Door Knobs with Rustoleum's Oil-Rubbed Bronze | www.livelygreendoor.com This is what we did! Prep is key and hold it far away to avoid pooling of the paint! Put painter's tape in the keyhole! If it messes up, our door knobs were only 4 dollars each at HD so it wasn't a risk for us :) love them!