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Satin Nickel, Chrome, Oil Rubbed Bronze, and even Gold. We’ve seen these finishes around for decades; rotating in popularity from one year to another. However, considering metals from bygone eras can actually be the first step in creating something new. Changing the hardware in your kitchen, bathroom, or on an old piece of furniture can be a great way to update the look without a large investment.

In touring various estates in Europe, I was surprised to find just how much Iron and Copper hardware was not only still installed, but functional. Add to this that the oxidization over time actually adds more character than flaw and you have a whole new way of looking at these typically rough metals. From sinks to door hardware, copper and iron create a surprising and elegant twist on the traditional or contemporary kitchen with the ability to last throughout time. So, grab a screwdriver and get to work creating a new look. You just might fall in love all over again!


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This entry was posted on September 4, 2013 by in Bathrooms, Kitchens, Out of the Box and tagged , , , , .

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