Now on to the bling.
I wanted hardware for our cabinets for a long time.But It was not in our budget for a long time.The cost was more than I wanted to spend on hardware for our cabinets.And I have expensive taste.So I began looking as I was out at thrift shops.Until one day I found enough for all of my cabinets.And even though it was not the finish I wanted I knew I could change that.The knobs had a shiny brass finish and the cup pulls were a fake antique bronze finish.And not a very good one.I was not sure of the finish I wanted.But I did want them to look a bit aged.I was not sure how I was going to achieve this look so I just winged it.I used a spray on primer first.Next I sprayed black paint on all of the hardware. I thought this would give it some depth.After that I used folkart light red oxide.It has sort of a rusty look.After applying it I decided this was not the look I wanted so I added some Metalic solid bronze by folk art with a bit of folkart metallic.Still not the look I wanted.Then I though what if I use a little green hmmmmm let’s see if I have any.And sure enough I had delta cactus green.I have had this for years.I don’t know if they still make it or not.But I had decide at this point of going with a oxidized copper/brass look.And I think it worked.I liked it so much I followed the same with the rest.I finished it with a clear spray.I am sure there is an easier way to do this.But I was trying to use what I had already to keep the cost down on this hardware.And I am also sure there is an easier way.But I was just figuring this out as I went along.My total cost for all of the hardware in my kitchen(I have some left to do the desk and cabinet above)I paid 25.00.Not bad for kitchen hardware.And I love that it looks old and is custom too.I only used four of the five colors of paint pictured.
I can’t tell you how happy I am to have hardware for my cabinets.
I will take a better overall kitchen photo of my hardware and cabinets.But as you know I am getting ready to set up my booth in the mall this week.So my kitchen is a hot mess.I don’t think you want to see photos of that.
Today will be a busy on for me.I am off to set things up in my booth and I need to finish painting and waxing my pieces.I have lots to share very soon.
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