Category Archives: Old Hardware

Turn an Old Ladder into a Wall Pot Rack – DIY

Cost, Skills, Tools: The cost of this job can vary greatly based on how and where you find the materials. We spent fifty bucks on the set of antique solid copper pots at an auction. The ladder section came from … Continue reading

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Updating/Restoring an Old Stereo Console – DIY – Part 2 – Demo

**Finished Product Post** I started moving forward with the stereo console project this weekend. Below, you can see the before picture of the console. It was purchased in 1971 by my parents and is representative of the style of the … Continue reading

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Updating/Restoring an Old Stereo Console – DIY – Part 1 – Planning

**Finished Product Post** In 1971, my parents purchased a brand-spankin-new stereo console from Sears. It was stylish, well made, and one of their first furniture purchases. This beast had a radio tuner, record player, and an 8-track player. In true 70s … Continue reading

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