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From thrifty to thrilling, Blogger Creative Quilt Girl removes paint from metal hardware—no paint thinner required.

We have a storage bench which needs an overhaul, from hinges to a new coat of paint. In search of ideas, we came across how Creative Quilt Girl updated the look of her doors simply by removing the paint from their hinges, saving herself from purchasing all-new ones.

While we love her solution, we still plan on switching up the hardware on our bench. (The hinges are very country-looking.) We'll post before and afters soon!

photos: via Creative Quilt Girl