…switching & painting hardware

I recently refinished a dresser with different hardware for a client. We could have painted what was on her piece, but she found some others with a bit more detail. Here is the before:

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This is the hardware that she ordered and brought to me to replace.

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Pretty classic, but still brassy. It needed paint.

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The hardware did not fit so DH screwed new holes for this hardware and I painted it. Worked great!

The key to switching out hardware is measuring the little holes. If you have an older piece and/or vintage chances are newer hardware will not fit perfectly. There are ways around this.

Switching Out Hardware.

1. Take off the old hardware that is ugly & distracting

2. Measure the holes where the screws went

3. Search online and in your hardware store for hardware that fits

4. If you find some that fits – great! Leave it as is or paint it depending on material

5. If hardware does not fit, but is close you need to drill another hole & fill the remaining hole with wood filler. A bit of a process, but totally doable.

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The piece turned out great. IMG_3344

It is now in the nursery awaiting her baby girl 🙂IMG_3346

I recently did a tutorial on painting hardware. Check it out!

 

Comments

  1. Wonderful transformation!

  2. thanks for the great video 🙂

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