Recently, I discovered a very inexpensive way to update old, out-of-date brass door knobs, hinges and even ugly chrome / brass bathroom faucets. You simply powder coat them with the one of the more fashionable bronze colors. If you have done research on home updating, you may have discovered there are many shades of bronze, from very black to muddy browns. The advantage to powder coating is that you will get consistency and more choices of colors. Please feel free to contact me if you would like advice on updating your home or referrals to qualified craft persons. I have listed a few of my favorite venders on my web site under the Community tab at http://DNorwood.com.