Old Hardware Made New Again
It’s such a lazy thing to do.
The only thing more lazy is that we ignored the doors for the first 24 years we lived in the house 🙂 .
So, as we’ve been going through the house, we’ve been fixing the hardware.
Like so many other house projects, we googled what to do and came across this video. Following the instructions, here’s what we did:
3. Used an old pot and placed the hardware in it. We then added enough water to cover. Note – we never used this particular pot for anything else ever again. This is now its only job.
In the photo above you can see what most of our doors used to look like.
We always tried to restore the hardware to its original state. But sometimes that wasn’t possible. In that case, we would paint it matte black.
Below, the first picture is hardware that we were able to completely restore and the next picture is hardware that we had to spray paint. Both made such a huge difference in how the doors and the overall rooms look.
The cost – almost $0. It just took a little elbow grease and time!
“New” Hardware – Restored
‘New’ Hardware – Painted
How about you?
Done any restoration projects lately? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!