Furniture hardware is the accessory to a great outfit. Don’t spend all that time painting a piece of furniture, just to put back on the tarnished old hardware. Today we’re going to talk about how you can learn to paint furniture hardware and upgrade vintage hardware with paint.
Painting your furniture can be a fun and affordable way to update the look of your home decor. However, one of the most tedious part of furniture makeovers is handling all of the metal hardware – knobs, pulls, hinges, and more. The hardware completes the furniture’s aesthetic, yet it’s often overlooked or improperly painted, leaving you with less-than-polished results.
Discover my top 4 painted hardware techniques so you can achieve a cohesive, beautiful finish painted look without the new hardware price tag. Whether you’re tackling a simple DIY side table refresh or fully redoing a whole bedroom set, don’t forget to paint the furniture hardware.
Maybe the original finish of the old hardware is tarnished and makes your piece look a little outdated. Many times you might find furniture missing a few pieces of the original pulls or knobs. Don’t worry that the hardware is less than perfect.
It is easy to buy a few new knobs or new pulls to replace the missing hardware pieces. Many furniture pieces have complimentary hardware on the same furniture piece. You will learn to paint the new and old hardware with the same finish in order to have hardware that compliments each other.
What You Will Learn
In this online workshop, you will learn how to paint furniture hardware in four different techniques. Classic Metallic, Chalk Painted with glaze or wax, Chippy distressed, and Rub N Buff. Each finish has its own unique look and feel, so you can choose the one that best fits your style.
You’ll see the step-by-step process involved for each finish in this video tutorial, and discover the best products to use to achieve each look. So whether you’re looking for a new hobby or just want to spruce up your furniture, this online workshop is for you!
Here is a sneak peek video on the 4 different paint techniques you will learn.
Learn 4 Different Hardware Painting Finishes
Brushed Metallic Hardware Finish
The first hardware paint method is brushed metallic hardware. Discover the secret to achieving a professional and polished brushed metallic hardware finish.
In this video, you will learn the exact steps to transform your hardware into high-end pieces. This technique will give your hardware a beautiful and classic look that appears as if it was crafted by the manufacturer themselves.
This paint finish is far superior to metallic spray paint and just using a can of spray paint.
Chalk Painted Hardware Finish
The second hardware paint method is using chalk paint, with wax or glaze. You will learn how to paint hardware with chalk paints and to finish with wax or glaze to create the perfect aged, antiqued look. This is a great way to get the perfect match with your paint color.
Chippy Distressed Hardware Finish
Chippy Distressed – Now you can achieve that authentic, old finish worn-in look with just a few supplies. Learn the best products to use and discover the easiest way to achieve this finish type! The chippy distressing method is great for the popular farmhouse finishes.
Rub-n-Buff Hardware Finish
The Rub-n-Buff technique is one of the most common ways to achieve a modern look for hardware. It’s easy and quick, however, it does take some practice to produce the right finish. I share two different techniques on how you apply the rub ‘n buff in order to get full coverage for the gorgeous makeover and look new again.
Take the guesswork out of painting your hardware and let me show you how to paint furniture hardware!
Furniture Hardware Sources
If you need to purchase new hardware, here are my favorite sources.
- Hobby Lobby – Just make sure to purchase with the 50% off sale, which runs every other week.
- D. Lawless – They have a good selection of reproduction vintage hardware and antique keyholes.
- Amazon – Take a look at the hardware in my Amazon shop that I have selected.
As a bonus, you will receive access to our growing private Facebook community, “Paint Chat”. This private community allows you to have access to me with your painting and product questions, find ideas and inspiration from others like you, and also share your projects with the group.
The easy tutorial can be used for any kitchen cabinet hardware, drawer pulls, and cabinet knobs.
I am offering many different types of online workshops for all your furniture painting needs.
DeDe Bailey is the artistic mastermind behind Designed Décor and The Puzzle Table. With a rich background in home décor retail, she has transformed her website into a platform driven by a profound passion for helping individuals craft spaces they adore. As a self-taught furniture painting artist and thrift decorator, she loves sharing her knowledge and empowering others to beautify their homes through furniture painting and thrifting. When she isn’t sharing her wisdom on the Designed Décor blog, DeDe is occupied with showcasing her ingenious jigsaw puzzle table design and expanding her short-term rental located in NE Ohio.
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