I am addicted to “Antique Hardware for Doors, Kitchen Cabinets, & Drawers”.
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When we first started painting the cabinets in our “Kitchen Makeover“,
By chance, my hubby and I realized that if you sand the oil rubbed bronze off of the pulls with a 100 grit sand paper,
it brings it down to the shiny copper easily.
Even on the swirly knobs.
I was shocked.
It looked so pretty, and stood out, especially against the black cabinets.
So, I did them all, including that door knob.
To keep it from going dark again, I painted on some polyurethane.
All 3 still look fabulous today.
This weekend, we added something more to the pantry door that has the copper knob.
The key plate you see has a little story.
They were one of the first things we took down because they were so annoying.
The microwave is in there, so we needed that space open.
Now it looks like this:
So, I decided to use the door for this much needed coat rack in our hall:
I just flipped it over, painted the stripe, and then screwed in the hooks.
I found the key hooks HERE.
That brings me back to the key plate.
One of the hooks broke off because there were 1000 coats on it.
So, I saved it knowing I could use it somewhere 😉
Today, it found it’s new home:
I am so happy I didn’t throw it out.
Here’s a photo of the copper pulls up close:
We carried them through to our master bathroom:
Before I forget, I wanted to tell you about these.
They remind me of pizza oven handles.
I wish there was a pizza oven in there.
These I found on Ebay. I don’t have the link,
but if you type in antique iron handles you will see all sorts.
I ended up spraying these with a little copper spray paint so they would match all of the other hardware.
So, there you have it.
I must say, the key plate is now my favorite.
If we move, I’m taking that door with me.
By the way, if you are interested in the “X” designs in the French door windows, I wrote all about it here:
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