When thinking of architectural salvage, the first thing that comes to mind are all the large architectural pieces like doors, mantels, ornate gingerbread and large columns. When Southern Accents salvages any property, we do our best to take every usable item that can be safely removed from the building. This includes hardware. Naturally, we take all the hardware attached to the doors, but we also take it a step further by removing hardware from windows, wall heaters, cabinets, and shutters. We are continually amazed with all the creative ways our customers reuse and repurpose these salvaged hardware items!
Walking through our showroom you will see one of the south's largest collections of hardware on display. While rare, one-of-a-kind pieces may be in a show case, you will also find bins, buckets, and wood crates filled with fun and unusual hardware pieces. Door knobs made from brass, glass, porcelain and iron are plentiful at Southern Accents. We have hinges that range from a primitive farmhouse style to a solid brass embossed design from the Victorian era. Upstairs our hardware displays glitter with brass door plates in all shapes, sizes, and styles hanging from metal pegs. We delight in watching our creative customers "dig" to find just the right hardware item for their latest project.
Much of the hardware that we salvage can be cleaned up and reused as it's original purpose. Customers walk in to our showroom weekly looking for door knobs. They love the vintage look of the old knobs that for many bring back childhood memories of visits to their grandparent's home. Others relish the thought of contributing to the sustainability of our planet by reusing existing items whenever possible. And then there's the artistic, crafty crowd that love to take pieces of old hardware, completely repurposing them into wonderful, unique items. Seeing the hardware pieces walk out our door and later return as a piece of stunning jewelry or part of a unique work of art thrills our own creative souls.
Stop by our showroom to view our entire collection of hardware. Visit our Hardware page online to view some of our vintage and antique pieces. Browse our Pinterest page to see some of the very creative ways old hardware is being used and repurposed.
January 16, 2013, Vol. 84
Mickey Davis is one of several artists who uses salvaged hardware to create unique works of art and usable items. Mickey's works, along with the creations of several other artists, can be found in our showroom.
Scattered throughout our showroom are buckets and boxes full of wonderful old hardware!
Whether you are looking for knobs, plates, hinges, pulls or just odd bits and pieces... we have a lot to choose from!
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