Monday, October 24, 2011

Vintage Hardware

Last week while shopping at my favorite junk spot for old, rusty pieces I came across these three matching pieces of hardware.
 I thought they would be perfect to attach to an old piece of wood and use as hangers for jewelry or scarves.

I didn't have an old piece of wood that would work for this project so I bought a new, unfinished piece at the hardware store.  Now I had to figure out how to match the new wood to the old, rusty hardware.

I first distressed the board by hammering the edges and hitting it with a chain.  Then I painted the board white. Once dry, I sanded the edges and then wiped the board down with some stain.  At this point I'm not liking the look so I found some green paint and mixed some in with the stain.  I wiped this on the board and finally got a look I was happy with.
Here's my finished look.
I didn't have a chance to screw the hardware to the board yet.  I want to spray the hardware with a clear sealer first to protect that perfect chippy, rusty finish.
Speaking of wonderful rusty pieces.......I'm having a giveaway for a pair of vintage barn pulleys.  You can enter the giveaway by commenting on the giveaway post.

I'm linking tonight with Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.
Always fun to see all the thrifty finds and projects being posted.



  1. AWESOME!! You are so inspiring!!!!


  2. Love it...perfection :) Laurel

  3. I tell ya Jane, what you do is right up our alley. Great hardware. We love looking for old hardware pieces and try to figure what fabulous repurposed item can be made from them. When we go to the Glendale flea market there's this guy that sales boxes of this stuff at great prices. Usually for a buck or less. We're always coming home with at least a handful or 2 of goodies. Now we just have to put hardware to wood, glass, other metal and then we're set...but they look so pretty sitting in a great piece of milk glass!

  4. Your rusty chippy cabinet pulls are fabulous and using them for a hanging rack is brilliant. Your aging of the lumber is perfect. Happy hanging...

  5. Jane,
    LOVE IT!!! At the flea market in Nashville I saw lots and lots of vintage hardware and people were going crazy over it. Thanks for coming to my's always nice to have you here:) Looking forward to seeing your booth...I know you must be really busy getting it ready to go.


  6. I thought what is she going to do with that! I love how your mind works!! Your booth is going to be fabulous!


  7. I love this Jane. You are so lucky to find all the old hardware.


  8. Liebe Jane,

    das Brett ist traumhaft.Du hast sooo tolle Ideen.

    Herzliche Grüße

  9. That looks wonderful, Jane...and I would never know the board was new...great job!

  10. I love chippy paint hardware! I like how you used the hardware!

  11. Love these Jane. Another fantastic transformation from your great find. penny

  12. Very cool, I think your wood board turned out perfectly old! I gotta tell you that a couple of weeks ago, I went to a sale at the KofC Hall in town, run entirely by men. When I got there the first tables that I went to up front were full of boxes of hinges and caster wheels and such and I scooped them up (they were practically giving them away) and I all could think of was how I was going to channel your brain for the ideas on how to use them! t.xoxoxoox

  13. Great job! I just used something similar on a key holder I created (had to make my wood look old, too). Didn't think to spray with a sealer...thanks!

  14. I think it's amazing to even find these pieces, Jane, and you always find more than one of something! Whenever I see things like this I think of you. I went to my first antique and flea mart here in Ohio and you were one of a few bloggers I thought of that day!

  15. Fabulous!!!! Love it!

    Hugs, Diane

  16. Love the idea....I would have never thought to use an old latch as a place to hang a necklace. Good job at aging the new wood!!!

  17. I have some of these Jane and I hope you don't mind if I borrow your idea. I love this.
    hugs to you...

  18. OH -- I love rusty hardware -- great idea turning this in to a functional piece as well!

  19. You just never fail to amaze me with your beautiful creativity sweetie!

    God bless ya! :o)

  20. Super cute photo's.. Love these.. So creative....Officially following ya with smiles.. So much creativity here.. ..Found ya while blog hopping around on Nifty Linky..
    PS: I am hoping you could join in and hopefully participate in "Project Pink Blog Day" Please check out this post of mine, I would LOVE to have you be a part of my Project Pink Blog Day if it fits your schedule.. "All blogger's going pink a day for "breast cancer" -- Wishing you a lovely weekend..

  21. Perfect. It is going to look so cute hanging on the wall.

  22. "I want to spray the hardware with a clear sealer first to protect that perfect chippy, rusty finish."
    These words could only come from you...I laughed out loud! ;}

    m ^..^

  23. It's great Jane!!! Your booth will be so cool!
    I move into my 2 spaces next Tuesday too! Oh the fun we will have!

  24. Always a fun stop by your blog...from treasures to rusty chippy wonderful!

    Happy Halloween~~Stop by for a slice of pie if you can:))

    Kay Ellen

  25. very cool!! great job 'aging' that board.


    PS OK, no I know I will love anything else you have done, so will expedite my visit tonight and not leave more comments. =)
    =( I see I missed a great giveaway!

  26. could you tell me about the Clark 's ont label on the right side of your banner? I'm a big fan of old Coats and Clark thread things!


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