As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.
Vintage ornate knobs get a light distressing for a shabby chic feel. The set of four ($28) by Wendy’s Vintage Shop includes backplates. To get this casual look, visit Etsy.com/shop/WendysVintageShop?auto=format.
Antique Bathtub Feet
At Old House Parts Company you’ll find reclaimed hardware for every nook and cranny. We love the feel of these cast iron claw feet ($30 each) for the bathtub. For more hardware, visit Oldhouseparts.com.
Vintage Key Hole Plate
Add some personality to your door with a vintage key hole plate. The whimsical nature of this key hole ($5.50) from Vintage Euro will brighten up any entrance. To pick up a key hole plate, visit Etsy.com/shop/VintageEuro?auto=format.
Copper Soap Dish
Hang a handmade soap dish on the side of your tub. This rare find ($87) from Recycling the Past adds character with minimal installation. If you’re interested in antique bathroom hardware, visit Recyclingthepast.com.
Recycled Glass Knobs
For a modern setting, dress up your dressers with knobs made of recycled glass and lead-free pewter. Environmentally friendly Spectra offers upcycled hardware in ten colors for your cabinets. To choose your green hardware, visit Spectradecor.com.
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