Gold handles – why you shouldn’t spray paint them

I’m sorry.

I wrote a post a few weeks back that showcased a DIY way to get your own gold handles.  I used some spray paint over the old plastic coated handles and showed how easy and inexpensive the makeover was.

But look what happened:

Gold handles, painted gold handles, Liberty Hardware, updating furniture hardware

This is after a few weeks of use.  My beautiful gold paint chipped and scratched and is showing dirt from my sawdust hands.  This was SO disappointing – especially since I endorsed the technique on the blog.

Gold handles, painted gold handles, Liberty Hardware, updating furniture hardware

Turns out spray-painting handles is not the ideal way to go, and while it might be less expensive in the front end, it will certainly cost you more if you have to do it over and over and over again.

I couldn’t have a brand new office with refinished cabinetry and these scruffy guys ruining the whole look, so I picked up these beauties from Liberty Hardware.

Gold handles, painted gold handles, Liberty Hardware, updating furniture hardware

This handle style is called a square bar pull and the colour is called champagne bronze (there are a few colours to choose from) – but I call them gold handles, and they are bee-U-T-full!

I liked it for its sleek lines and slightly different look from traditional rounded bar pulls.  Liberty Hardware has hundreds upon hundreds of different styles of drawer pulls, knobs and handles and you can find a Liberty Hardware selection at most Home Depot, Lowe’s, Amazon and Walmart stores.

Gold handles, painted gold handles, Liberty Hardware, updating furniture hardware

I had to get 20 of these to replace every handle on both bookcases, but I think you’ll agree it was so worth it!

Gold handles, painted gold handles, Liberty Hardware, updating furniture hardware

Not “in your face” bold, but not hiding in the shadows either – they add a contemporary elegance I think.  They are solid, sturdy, washable, won’t chip – and SO beautiful!

The hardware really does make the piece doesn’t it?

Gold handles, painted gold handles, Liberty Hardware, updating furniture hardware

Gold handles, painted gold handles, Liberty Hardware, updating furniture hardware

So with a sincere apology and a recant to the original article – I give you the real (or new and improved) before and after of my office bookshelves – and their “champagne bronze” / gold handles.

Gold handles, painted gold handles, Liberty Hardware, updating furniture hardware

Have a great one!

 

 

This post is sponsored by Liberty Hardware Manufacturing Corporation. I was provided with these drawer pulls to help spread the word about Liberty Hardware Products. 100Things2Do.ca only shares information I feel is relevant to my readers. All opinions expressed are sincere and my own. Liberty Hardware is not responsible for the dialogue of this article, or the initial screw up that got me here.

 

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2018-06-18T13:39:07-04:00September 18th, 2017|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|0 Comments

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