Furniture Hardware Old and New
In search of some furniture hardware for a piece you are working on to give it just the right look? I carry antique and vintage salvaged hardware in the store. Drop in and dig through the bin, you just might find what you’re looking for. There are many types including bail pulls, drop pulls, ring pulls, ornate Victorian style, Chippendale and Hepplewhite styles to name a few.
Here are just a few examples of what I have in stock presently.
I also have a selection of new furniture hardware. There are beautiful glass and porcelain knobs as well as some metal drawer pulls. There are beautiful porcelain rose knobs that are my favorite. I have already added them to some dressers that I have painted. The porcelain knobs are white with patterns or colored with patterns.
Below are the new knobs that are carried in the store right now.
How to clean old furniture hardware
Found some beautiful old hardware that’s in a mess? It’s easy to strip years of paint and dirt off of old hardware. You will need a slow cooker! You can find one at your local thrift store that can be used just for hardware. Fill the slow cooker with enough water to cover the hardware. Add a 1/4 cup of Tide and “cook” for 7 – 8 hours. Carefully take the hardware out with tongs and let it cool down. Take an old toothbrush or soft bristle brush and gently scrape the hardware. Rinse with water and all the paint and dirt will come off easily. Wipe dry and now it’s ready to polish or paint.
Looking for more specialized hardware or one particular piece that you’re missing? You can check with House of Antique Hardware to see if they have what you’re looking for in their extensive collection.