This table had good bones but a really outdated look. We decided simpler was better so painted it with a coat of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Typewriter and a coat of Antiquing Wax. The hardware was nothing spectacular so we decided to paint it also.
I’ve been getting lots of questions in the store lately about why/when we paint the existing hardware. I’d say we are a pretty even mix of painting the hardware, removing and putting back on and replacing with new. If a piece is missing or it is a single knob and I don’t care for the original, we replace with a ceramic or metal knob. If the hardware is old, interesting and in tact, we will remove it while we paint and put it back on. If, as in this case, it is not that interesting, we will paint straight over so that it blends with the piece.