Built-in linen closet finds missing piece - Swanky Hardware.
Our Mid Century Modern abode features a built-in linen closet adjacent to two bathrooms. What follows is the refinishing process.
Process began with offensive hardware removal, screw hole filling, and light sanding across entire surface.
Layered years of lathered-on paint are becoming quite familiar to us. Like counting rings on a tree, now able to discern which generation of owner affected various parts of our home.
Close-up review of offensive hardware in question.
Offensive hardware demanded relentless sleuthing for replacement options. Relentless sleuthing culminated in a Rejuvenation revelation.
Rejuvenation is vital to any renovators' arsenal. They specialize in authentic reproductions of antique hardware and lighting. Dive deep into their Mid Century offerings here. They also carry an array of vintage architectural salvage with a constantly rotating inventory. If in Portland or Seattle, you benefit from retail locations to roam through.
Product we selected for our project is, "square + star backplate". Though any combination is possible.
Funny story here. Small MCM worlds colliding all around. Atomic Indy reader and friend, Gregory recounts the following story upon encountering images of our new pulls.
"I take some undeserved credit for this Rejuvenation issue. I have the originals in my bathrooms, and the Rejuv guys saw pics, asking if they could copy them. I said sure (I didn't design them, so---!). They are hot. The contact was made through an Ebay hardware seller. He showed them my hardware, they went crazy over it! The rounded protruding knob is the design I use though."
Click here to see original hardware that inspired it all.
Prepare yourself for MCM envy and check out Gregory's sweet LA pad here (first 26 pics. Keep going to see other people's fab MCMness).
Let's explore a method for ensuring cabinet pulls align well.
Identify ideal pull location. Mark center with pencil.
Using combination square, mark your horizontal depth on each door.
Followed by vertical depth (I simplify by using two squares, one calibrated for each depth).
"X" marks the spot. Three "X"'s means something totally different.
Once cross hairs are marked, drill appropriate size holes. Attach hardware.
Unable to conform, we chose to paint asymmetrically.
Keeping with "subtle surprises of orange" theme.
Covet the Rejuvenation pulls.
Stand by for rare two-post week on Atomic Indy. Good folks at Rejuvenation will be giving away bountiful treasure to you. Get your "I want to win!" hat on. More to follow.
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