It's been a busy couple of weeks with life throwing a bunch of curve balls at us, not to mention the set back due to paint fail I described over here, but finally, after lots and lots of prep work (described here and here), the deed is done and the pocket doors are agleam with a fresh coat of paint and clean hardware.
I cleaned the original hardware from old paint splatters and gave them a quick rub'n buff with a drop of olive oil to liven up that gorgeous old brass patina. They look almost like oil-rubbed bronze but instead of the reddish glint of bronze you see the warm golden glow of old brass shining through the aged patina.
For the moment we are very careful when opening and closing them until the paint has had sufficient time to cure and harden. Most of them time, we keep them open to aide the traffic flow between our main living areas, and only close them when it's cold or when Little Man wants to watch TV while the grown-ups are talking next door.