The type of hardware installed on any piece of furniture can do a lot towards making it appear new again. Over time knobs and pulls begin to show signs of natural wear and tear and can make the entire piece look old and out of date. Replacing this older hardware with replacements can transform the entire look of your room and is a great way to introduce new and exciting patterns into your home.
Hardware is one of those often overlooked elements of design that can make a big impact without overwhelming a design scheme. It provides the opportunity to introduce color, patterns (ranging from ornate to whimsical) and increase the ease of use even in many pieces. Imagine the impact by replacing one boring and simple knob on a prominent desk drawer – it would instantly add to the beauty of the original piece and create a secondary focal point in the design.
Antique furniture often comes with the original hardware intact but years of neglect can make it impractical to try and save or repair. Reproduction hardware is a great way to preserve the integrity of the original knobs and pulls. Traditional patterns have been painstakingly reproduced in various metals including brass, iron and pewter and cast today so that home owners can replace the original worn hardware with the same or similar pieces. Brass hardware can be finished in a variety of colors including Polished Brass, Antique Brass (for a more aged appearance), Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome and Oil Rubbed Bronze that allows more control in matching the original hardware as well.
LookInTheAttic & Company offers a wide selection of hand cast and custom finished knobs and pulls for desks, dressers, cabinets and drawers. Search for solid brass or iron construction to ensure added durability and strength over time and be sure to ask questions. Most furniture can be brought back to life by simply replacing the older and worn parts with similar replacements or fun new additions in glass or pewter can completely transform the appearance of tired and worn furniture without needing to replace the entire piece.