A Can't Miss DIY Source: Your Local Handyman Shop

A Can't Miss DIY Source: Your Local Handyman Shop

Nick Siemaska
Apr 25, 2011

When I'm working on an old dresser, nightstand, or anything that needs new hardware, I often look locally to find the perfect match for my piece. For me that place is often Village Green Renewal, a Boston-based company that offers inspiration and vintage hardware that makes my refurbished piece feel complete.

Sometimes the most exciting part of restoring a piece that requires hardware, is finding the hardware! This adventure is made easier for me when I go to my local Boston shop located in Brookline Village.

Village Green Renewal is an conservation-minded handyman shop that carries a variety of vintage hardware, but also serves as Brookline's go-to store front for the restoration and repair of your home goods. The store easily fits into the style that the New York Times recently called, American Rustic. Their dedication to the general craftiness and aesthetic of late 19th century America gives the store its authentic charm.

The hardware is abundant, but limited. A particular style of hardware has a finite number of exact matches, so you may not find as many as you need to achieve a consistent set. But you're bound a set that you like, or may find the perfect mismatched variety of vintage hardware.

Where are the local shops in your area that provide a similar array of vintage hardware and/or restoration services? Do tell!

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