PEACHY PULLS – VINTAGE CABINET HARDWARE

My cool vintage chrome hardware for the kitchen cabinets.

My cool vintage chrome hardware for the kitchen cabinets.

One thing I really wanted for my new kitchen was cool chrome hardware…but without spending a fortune. After looking at reproduction hardware options, I decided to try to find original boomerang style chrome hardware. Many of my Ebay and Etsy searches were unsuccessful because shops either wanted too much money or only had a few of one style available. I was patient though and it paid off. I ended up finding two shops selling lots of the same chevron or boomerang shaped hardware, a style that was popular in 1950s and 60s kitchens like in the illustration below.

Love the sink and hardware.

Love the sink and hardware.

I bid on both and won – yah! But I was still short a few. As luck would have it, I soon found another lot of the same hardware from yet a third shop. And, after a brief bidding war with another bidder (someone with good vintage décor taste) – I won. So for over 40 original mid century chrome cabinet pulls I paid around $100 (plus shipping) which is still cheaper than buying similar new hardware.

Hardware has arrived.

Hardware has arrived.

I also purchased a lot of 25 vintage chrome circular pulls (below left) for just $25. If I don’t end up using them in the kitchen I’m sure I’ll find another home for them. Some deals are just too good to pass up.

Vintage hardware - nice and shiny.

Vintage hardware – nice and shiny.

Most of the pulls were in pretty good shape but there were a few that were a bit rusted and dull so I shined them up and they look almost as good as new!

Ready to put on the new cabinets.

Ready to put on the new cabinets.

Unfortunately one of my attempts to clean some of the chrome pulls was a small disaster…see my post on how to clean chrome – and how NOT to clean chrome here:

http://modranchreno.com/2015/03/cleaning-up-chrome/

 

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