Mar 20, 2013, 10:43 PMJohn marrison
Refinish Drawer Pulls
Vintage drawer pulls are a flea-market find. Because they tarnish and get a worn-out and dingy appearance, metal drawer pulls often get thrown into a bin for quick sale. By refinishing these drawer pulls to their original shine, you can get great-looking decorative hardware for your cabinets or furniture for a fraction of the cost of buying new. The trickiest part of restoring vintage drawer pulls is working into the crevices to remove all of the tarnish. Exercise some patience and a couple of tricks to make the job quick. Put on protective eyewear, gloves and clothing. Take a bucket or other container outside. Fill the bottom of the container with roughly an inch of paint stripper. Place the drawer pulls carefully into the chemical solution so it doesn't splash. Paint stripper will remove any lacquer topcoat from the drawer pulls.