it arrived and at a quick glance, i had no idea how to hang it. sure, there were just two holes and two screws- should be obvious. but there was a really long screw that did not fit in the hole it looked like it should, and a short one that fit in both. hmm.
so when we went to duck, i asked kyle to take a look (they were house/cat-sitting). he simply left this:
he is my go-to problem solver so i knew then, that i needed to contact the company.
except it's a handmade piece and i only had the artist's (colby smith) contact info. feeling like a huge dope, i emailed the guy with something similar to this:
"hi! i received the dogwood door knocker (love it!) and can't figure out how to install it. does it come apart? does the long screw go in the top hole or the bottom? am i missing something?"
he responded: "maybe it's best if i talk you through it? what's your number?"
haha. i'm sure he thought i was a total idiot but it was so nice of him to offer to call. i was at work, so we scheduled a phone date for monday night. but then, on our drive up to new york, i figured it out! you screw the long screw through the back of the door, into the knocker in the top hole. (how this wasn't obvious before, i have no idea.)
so monday morning i email my new theory to colby (yes, we're on a first name basis). his response? "You are right!!!!" his exclamation points, not mine.
and now i have this.
|one day i will remove the old ADT sticker.|
the prettiest door knocker in all of the lands. if we ever move, i am taking it with me.
sidenote: how pretty is the magnolia? if we ever have a more feminine house, i'm scooping it up. sadly, i think this house is a dude and might be embarrassed of the dainty flower. the dogwood is much more his style.