How things get done
The way we plan our home improvements is to put them on a list. Then wait. And wait some more. Perhaps we wait six years until we're able to afford to get it done and we actually begin to believe we'll be living here a while. Case in point - our front door has needed refinishing since we moved in. We were able to get it done last week.
We also got new door hardware and matching door knobs for the rest of our doors on the first floor. While it's a small touch, it makes a huge difference. We were already prepared for how we would feel about the small improvements and we knew it would lead to wanting more, so those things have been added to the list and if it's still on the list six years from now, it might even get done!
See the door?
But you also need to see what it looked life before (with the old hardware pictured):