I recently built a primitive cabinet with surface mounted hinges. The hinges were new and looked cheesy on the cabinet. I thought about painting the hinges black- but then decided to rust them instead. Rusting hinges and other metal parts for primitive furniture is EASY and QUICK.
2. Do not use a good pan. (Yes- I learned that the hard way today.) Soak your hinges etc in apple cider vinegar overnight.
3. The next day put equal parts liquid bleach and water in an OLD pan and put your parts in there. Heat to a low boil and simmer the parts for about 20-30 minutes. Don’t forget to throw in the hinge screws too. When the parts look rusty enough take them out, pat them dry and oil them with WD40 or something like that.
4. Wala- the hinges can be installed on your project. It is really easy and works really well. Just don’t use that fancy Emeril cookware. ;)
I will post before and after pics as soon as my camera battery recharges.
-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."