|Bringing Back Holleywood||
Jason the painter removes painted hinges from doors to strip and clean them, restoring them to their original beauty. If purchased new, "antiqued" door hinges could cost up to $100 apiece. And they wouldn't be nearly as solid and heavy as these crafted in 1853.
I recently stripped the hardware on our windows and doors in our 1912 Craftsman bungalow and it is amazing what a crock pot can do! We found an old Crock Pot on Craigslist and let them soak for several hours... The paint fell off the hinges and we were able to use brass polish to make them shiny again. You can't beat original hardware!
5/4/2012 11:58:24 am
Amazing what a difference shiny hinges can make, isn't it, Michelle. They don't make them like they used to. The hinges you and I are using go for a hefty price on ebay!
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We are a couple of Upper West Siders from NYC who never set out to buy an old mansion in Connecticut. But the moment we walked through its massive front door, we were smitten. The info on this site is earnestly cobbled from a variety of sources, including the web. Please let us know if we've gotten something wrong, or if there's a story about Holleywood you'd like to share.