Which do you think looks better? 🙂 It would have been a million times easier if the furniture I bought came with oil rubbed bronze hardware. Unfortunately, I wasn’t so lucky. That meant I had two choices 1) Buy oil rubbed bronze hardware 2) Make oil rubbed bronze hardware. After researching my options, I found it was much easier to just make them. Particularly with the help of Pinterest 🙂 Fortunately, I was able to recycle the hardware from one of the dressers. I did have to buy some hardware new. As you can see above, using the old wood knobs wouldn’t work.
To embark on this project I needed four things: Spray paint for metal, sandpaper, cardboard, and hardware.
I washed the hardware and prepped it by sanding it.
Then I spray painted them. I did 4-5 coats, all done within 5-10 minutes of each other.
Voila, oil-rubbed bronze hardware! This was such an easy project and totally worth the time. It only took about an hour for everything.