So I took them off with my husbands drill... using a screwdriver to do all of the screws would have been way too much for this DIYer... then took them outside and just lightly sanded the hinges, mainly to get any dirt off and slightly rough up any shininess. Then I stuck each of the screws in a piece of sheetrock that my husband didn't throw away (typical!)....cardboard or foam would have worked just the same. And then I gave them a spray:
With the hinges make sure you paint both sides. I learned this the hard way. I only painted one side...the only side I thought would show....and hung them back up, but when I closed the door the round part where the pin went was still bright brass....so down it all came to do again. So eventually you will end up with this:
So much better, and since I already had the ORB paint this project cost me $0.00!!! Total score! Do you have any free updates that you've done lately?