Monday, March 21, 2011

Knobbies

THOSE LOOK DIRTY.
I have bunch of small bronze knobs that were turning green/rusting.

I wanted to use a natural product to remove the green areas, so first I tried vinegar with a small cloth. After rubbing them a bit, I saw the green coming off but it wasn't happening fast enough. Online I read that you can either use an acidic remover (vinegar in this case) or an all-purpose remover. So I got out my Krud Kutter, which is considered all-purpose, and decided it might help to use an old toothbrush, and voila!

My knobbies are nice and clean! Don't you love the different shapes and details on these? In some ways I liked the green because it showed the age of the knobs, but when there are patches of it here and there it just looked weird. Now they're ready to be used on furniture that I don't yet own. Yay! Until then they're a nice decoration.

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11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip on cleaning knobs, I have one set of handles that look filthy! Did you find all those at estate sales? I was just thinking I need to find a source for hardware now that I have some new pieces to tackle. By the way I love your tobacco cabinet! I've never seen one of those before.
    Jodie

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  2. Love the knobs, they're so fun. Great tip, I've got a bunch that need to be cleaned up. Thanks.

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  3. AH! As decor...So creative! Love this post...thank you for linking up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you tomorrow:)

    xoxokara

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  4. What a wonderful idea! They look gorgeous on display like that:) I love the white one especially!

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  5. Love the knobs! I have so much hardware that
    I have collected over the years. I am just waiting and hoping to find the right furniture to put them on. I am going to have to clean some of my knobs up and hopefully they look as good as yours!
    -emily

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  6. They are lovely! I think a coatrack with all different knobs would look really neat.

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  7. So glad a lot of you found this post helpful!

    And Lisa, I was actually thinking the same thing! I want to find the perfect piece of wood to screw the knobs into and then I'll have somewhere lovely for my hats and coats!

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  8. Love old doorknobs! I have a couple of vintage brass ones. There is an antique store in my city that has tons and tons of doorknobs. It is call joe ley's in Louisville Ky. They specialize in unusual things, so it is kind of a museum. www.joeley.com/ These are lovely knobs.
    xo,
    Sena

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  9. Thank you for linking this up to WHASSUP WEDNESDAY!


    Hope to see you next Wednesday:)

    xoxokara

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