Oil rubbed bronze is an extremely popular color when it comes to home hardware. It’s a beautiful color that gives a home a warm, lived-in, almost antique feel, as if the house is much older than it actually is. Oil rubbed bronze can actually come in several different shades, and the way it looks can vary greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer. Depending on how it’s made, it can even look different from piece to piece. If you love the look of oil rubbed bronze and you’re thinking of installing oil rubbed bronze home hardware in your kitchen or bathroom, there are a few things you should know about it first. How is Oil Rubbed Bronze Made? There are two different kinds of oil rubbed bronze, which are referred to as “living” and “non-living”. ( Amerock Designs and Hickory Hardware ) Living oil rubbed bronze, is when a plate of copper is treated with a
Do you dream of living in a rustic cabin out in the woods? A nice fireplace to get warm to on cold days, a taxidermy deer head or skull on the wall, and a bear skin rug (real or fake) add to the natural and cabin-like feel. Complete with natural wood finishing on the walls and things like cabinets in your rustic kitchen, where you prepare the fish you just caught for cooking. This sounds like the perfect setting for many people who love the rustic or country decor of lifestyle. Sometimes we can’t always go all the way with making our homes look as much like a cabin as possible, and that’s when the little finishing touches and minute details come in. Home hardware adds a flavor to your home just like wood finishes and curtains do, but in a smaller way. These small touches really do make a
Rusticware isn’t just your run of the mill knobs and pulls — their pieces are interesting takes on everyday home hardware that you won’t find anywhere else. The Rusticware brand has all the finishes you would want, in designs that are too whimsical or fancy. Their knobs, towel holders and even toilet paper rollers will stand out but still be classic and go with any other styles. You won’t feel restricted in how you dress up the rest of the room. This oil rubbed bronze square knob will look great on the cabinets or draws of a modern kitchen. It would also be interesting against an antique dresser, replacing the original knobs. Don’t be afraid to mix styles to get a unique look. Need more room in your bathroom for another towel, but have limited wall space? Many modern bathrooms are very small, and this beautiful double towel bar would be just the remedy.
One of the joys of redecorating is fixing up an old dresser or other piece of furniture and revamping it to fit the look of the room. You might already have an old beat up dresser that you can do this with. If not, you can search in thrift stores, newspaper ads and yard sales for the perfect old dresser to make new again. You can paint it any way you want, add a certain color of varnish to match the other wood furniture in the room, and do just about anything to make it match the general look and feel of its surroundings. How far your imagination can go is your only limit, here. You may even be able to gain some inspiration for your “new” dresser or chest of drawers from looking at the different hardware that is at your disposal. Here are a few steps to take