Tag Archives: vintage hardware

Really big shows

For serious antique buyers and dealers, as well as those who just want take a look at what the different vendors have to offer, traveling antique shows are a high point of the season. Olde Good Things travels to distant … Continue reading

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Creating an outdoor oasis using salvaged items

Having an outdoor living space can be a wonderful, relaxing addition to your home. Continuing the decorating style you already use indoors into your outdoor space can also help to increase your home’s value. It can be difficult to know … Continue reading

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Historic La Ronda: Olde Good Things salvaging dream

As an architectural salvage, restoration and preservation company, Olde Good Things has had the privilege to work with historical societies and owners of historic sites, and salvage incredible pieces from fascinating buildings all over the country. One of our more … Continue reading

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How to remove paint from and polish vintage/antique door knobs

As the most successful architectural salvage company in the United States, we often find beautiful antique and vintage doorknobs that have been, tragically, painted over. One of our main challenges is removing the paint without damaging the hardware. Using a … Continue reading

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How to polish brass & copper

Brass and copper are two of the most beautiful metals used in antique or vintage building pieces. Over time, however, these metals can become tarnished, or develop a patina that changes their natural color. While some prefer the look of … Continue reading

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Easy ways to reuse vintage decorative hardware

As a company that specializes in “architecturology” we are incredibly blessed to find amazing vintage hardware to add to our growing inventory. Recently we added a huge selection of vintage door hardware, decorative hardware, and hardware we salvaged from well-known … Continue reading

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Tour the Olde Good Things vintage hardware collection

Join our vintage hardware expert Dale Sponaugle for a 15-minute guided tour of one of the largest vintage hardware collections ever.

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How to install antique and vintage doorknobs

As the #1 ranked architectural salvage company in the country, we are overflowing with incredible vintage and antique goods. One of our most popular salvaged pieces are vintage and antique doorknobs. We have beautiful honeycomb type mercury dot antique doorknobs … Continue reading

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Olde Good Things spotlight: Boulton & Watt — Emporium Design’s dream build

The industrial revolution marked a huge change in history; the beginning of an exciting journey into an era filled with growth. This new era meant change, change in how things were manufactured, and the speed at which they were completed. … Continue reading

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Michael Laudati beautifully renovates historical lobby

In an age when new high-rises and shiny gadgets dominate our culture, there are a few dedicated souls who are committed to preserving the whimsy and heart of vintage styles and pieces. One of these pioneers of preservation is Michael … Continue reading

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