Thursday, September 19, 2013

New old kitchen knobs and pulls

My DIL moved into an apartment, and needed to find new hardware for her kitchen drawers and cabinets.  The cost can be very high, and a friend of mine (Thanks Karen) came up with the idea of painting the ones that were there.  It turned out to be a brilliant idea!  Here you see the old coloration on the knob on the left, and on the right is one that has been scrubbed with soap and steel wool and brushed with detergent.
Here they all are ( as you can see a sort of hodgepodge had been replaced in the old kitchen) after soaking in vinegar about 6 hours and after being scrubbed one last time with detergent and a toothbrush.  You can see they are not real brass, as some of the plating came off.  Some even had remnants of red paint or fingernail polish (I'm guessing) in the crevices.
Here they are after their first spray (upside down) with glossy black Rustoleum paint.
And now, they are all united with their new black paint job.  For some reason you cannot see the gloss on these so well, but they are really shiny!  More like the picture above. It was just what my daughter in law wanted.  She loves black!!! They have a real vintage (hey, they probably are) look to them!!!  Sweet!


shirley said...

Wow this is a great idea, they are beautiful and too nice to discard their makeover is magic.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Good job. They look great.

Claude said...

Those knobs are way cool. Fairly typically 70s actually. The high cost of this sort of hardware (as high as 6 or 7 bucks a knob)is why I always salvage any dresser or cabinet door I see by the road on garbage day... even if it turns out type be beyond hope a piece of furniture, any hinges or knobs unpainted i can sell for 50 cents top a dollar each at the flea, if I have the time to clean them I can double it. The wooden legs from old couches are another good seller.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

They cleaned up nicely, but seeing them in black they look really great and I'm sure will be enjoyed daily. Sometimes it just takes a little TLC and paint to give something a new look and feel.


Anonymous said...

Great idea - and they look fantastic (I love vintage too)!

Teri Casper said...

Great idea is right. They look beautiful!

Simone Felic said...

Também fiz isto com os acessórios do banheiro,
e ficaram muito bonitos.
os seus ficaram bonitos também e ainda economizou,