Knock, Knock.

How is it already Monday again? I somehow feel like this weekend was both incredibly long and incredibly short. Is that even possible?

We spent most of the weekend outside trying to whip our yard into shape. It's bad, y'all. I mean this is what we started with...

Evidently the previous homeowners didn't believe in raking or putting plants and trees in proper places. We currently have an apple tree, a Japanese Maple and a cherry blossom tree all growing under our deck. Yep, under. As big of an undertaking as it's been, it's really rewarding to see things start to come together. It didn't hurt either that Justin surprised me with a fancy date night on Saturday to break up the hours of digging and hauling. I love surprises.

We're hoping to keep moving along with our outdoor projects this week so I'll share more about that later. Today, I want to show you a quick and easy project that can help to add value to your home.

Take a minute to think about your door knobs in your home. If you live in an older home, chances are they are brass, scratched or just plain ugly. In our case, it was all three. Here's what we were dealing with...

Ugly right? Well the fix is easy and affordable! After searching around for inexpensive door knobs, I discovered Lowe's has them for around $10. Not bad considering similar ones online were at least $15. That $5 can add up quickly! I used a coupon (of course!) and bought enough doorknobs to replace the one on every bedroom and closet door. The best part of this project was that you can slowly do it over time. Buy a few each month and soon you'll have them all replaced!

As far as installation goes, it's a piece of cake. If you can use a screwdriver, you can install a new doorknob. We installed 10 of them in under an hour so quick is an understatement. Here's a { great video } to show you how to install one. And finally, here's our before and after.

What a difference! We chose to go with a darker bronze doorknob that really pops against the white door. A silver satin finish would look great as well! Whenever you do a home improvement, you have to think about what a potential buyer will think down the road. Updated hardware on your doors is an easy way to add a modern touch to an older home. Here's a close up,

We're really happy with the change and loved it even more because of how budget and time friendly it was. What about you guys? Any ugly doorknobs in your home or were we just the lucky ones?