HARDWARE: POLISHING VS. CHOOSING BRAND NEW
So you've picked a piece to customize and make your own... what now?! Here at MegMade, we want each piece to feel completely you. Whether its been passed down in your family or new from our inventory, choosing each customizable step in the process will give off a different look and style depending on your choices. Once you've chosen the piece, its color or stain and sheen, it's time to decide whether to keep its vintage hardware or opt for a fresh look. Here are the pros and cons to each:
Keep It Vintage
I think that awesome vintage hardware can completely make a piece 100x cooler. It shows such character and can be revived with a good scrub and some polish. Sometimes a piece's hardware is the coolest thing about the entire piece! Click HERE to see the full process of a MegMade being finished (but mostly, pay attention to the end where we polish vintage hardware to liven it up again). However, I have seen some vintage hardware in pretty bad shape or even missing from the piece when we get our hands on it. If that's the case, we have a solution for you!
Freshen It Up
If you love the look of vintage but really want to give your piece a total refresh, opt for brand new hardware! The thing I love about brand new hardware is that you get total control over the finished product. There are so many options out there that can give you the complete look and style you're going for. Here at MegMade, we work with a vendor called Emtek that has tons of great knob and pull options for you to swap out the originals with.
Here are a few of my favorite hardware options for your next MegMade piece:
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I hope this helped you weigh the pros and cons before you make the final decisions on your next MegMade piece! We'd love to see what you've decided. Tag us on Instagram and Facebook with your new or old hardware on a vintage piece @Megmade.
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