Tuesday, March 22, 2011

To paint or not to paint...hardware edition.

I picked up an "awesomely eighties" dresser a few months back at the thrift store. I have been avoiding it for a couple of reasons. First, because it has been way too cold for painting outdoors and second, because I just wasn't feeling inspired. I really wanted to do something more than paint it a bright color.

Up until a few days ago it was just sitting in my freezing garage waiting for a fresh coat of paint and a craptastic new look.

I finally came up with a paint and color scheme I like. It's totally me...turquoise {but with a wild, little twist}. So far, everything has come together except for one thing {which is the point of this post}...the hardware.

The dresser has 16 handles and 8 pulls. I would have to take out a second mortgage in order to purchase all new hardware, so instead I've opted to reuse the origional hardware which have a brass finish {it's the true frugal fashonista way}.

Here's where all of you come in. Have any of you ever painted/tried to paint old hardware? I am skeptical about whether or not it can be done. So, if any one out there in bloggy land has any suggestions or opinions on the matter help a sista out will ya?

Thanks a million.


  1. I've never done it myself, but from what I've seen around the net, Kilz spray primer and spray paint seem to work well.

    Good luck. Show us the final product!

  2. Of course you can paint the hardware. Spray paint! Works wonders. I have did this on my last dresser and will do it on my next dresser project too!

  3. Yes it can be done. Check out this link so u can see pics of different pieces painted different colors. You definitely want to prime it first though.


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