Fitting this blog would include my namesake element: Hardware. When I first walked through my house among all the eye sores, the hardware literally killed me. Every room was different, silver, bronze, plastic and even wicker. There were not only two different styles of hardware in the kitchen, but two different finishes. Honestly. I’m all for variety, but hardware should at least match. Although the hodgepodge of hardware was ridiculous, the cost to replace everything was a cool $478 and since I was pregnant and the whole project sounded exhausting… I found another option.
The door knobs and hinges in the home are oil rubbed bronze and although it’s not the rage finish right now, I like the look. If I was going to replace the hardware anyway I thought, for $7 and a couple hours I was going to spray paint them. It worked fabulously. Drum roll…
Clean hardware with soap and water. Remove from cupboards get ready to spray paint according to you paint instructions. Hardware before:
I used Rust-oleum oil-rubbed bronze. LOVE-ed it.
The after is fantastic:
I sprayed 68 pieces of hardware throughout house and it is clean, uniform, and cost $471 less than new stuff! Go me. One suggestion: the spray paint says it is paint and primer, it worked well on the metallic surfaces without primer, but for plastic hardware additional primer is a must, you can’t shortcut it. If you have been considering changing your hardware ask yourself if you like/can live with the style just not the finish. If the answer is yes, don’t walk to the paint store, run!