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Monday, August 14, 2017

The Blog is Back with Painted Gem Creations

It's been about five months since last post and I'm happy to finally get back to posting. We did a minor blog redesign and reorganized and here we go!

I'm happy to show off some great photos from a recent project by a member of our D. Lawless Hardware Friends Facebook group. Colleen runs Painted Gem Creations as a website and a Facebook page and I'm very happy to have gotten to know here and work with her.

In the following preview you can see this antique english drop pull in use on a beautiful antique phonograph table makeover. You can click over to her website to see the post here. We are sooo lucky to have these pictures, as anyone can see by clicking through to the product page, our pictures was horrible!

Sales here we come! It's an original D. Lawless product and really looks nice, but we still have a on of holdover photos from back in like 1999 when we first started! There is always so much to do these things just get left behind...


I'm only previewing a nice shot of the hardware and a finished shot of the full thing, but there is a whole article and the entire DIY process on Painted Gem Creations blog. Please click over and support our independent furniture designer partners!!

Antique English Drop Pull - Painted Gem Creations

Hopefully I post way more often the rest of the coming year. It will be easy if I keep getting projects like this!!


Friday, February 24, 2017

Free Hardware Friday Update

We are currently moving our blog from blogger to our main domain. This is quite the job and we've had help at it, but I am putting of FHF's until the move. Then I'll have a nice one for everyone.

We are excited about our blog move and thanks to all the readers that made moving the blog to our main site actually worth doing!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Furniture Painting University Partnership

Furniture Painting University Offer

We are happy to announce a mutually beneficial partnership between us and Furniture Painting University. Members of FPU members are privy to all sorts of goodies besides the expert painting advice including a 10% discount at D. Lawless Hardware.

From their website as they can tell you about themselves better than I can...

"Our MISSION is to provide detailed instructional videos with supply lists, step-by-step tutorials and tips and tricks to make things easier.  We are giving you everything you need to have a successful and standout furniture flipping business. We want YOU to be able to create one-of-a-kind finishes for your customers. We want YOU to be able to stand out from the crowd."

Today though we are announcing a special promotion that I'm very excited about. Starting now, members can get a $25 gift card in exchange for photos of how they used their D. Lawless hardware. Since most of the members are businesses or aspiring businesses, they are taking photos anyways! So just send them to me and get a gift card!

The pictures make our site beautiful and give our customers an easy way to see how the pull will look in use. We owe a great deal of our recent success to our blog partners who have been providing photos up to this point.

D. Lawless will also PROMOTE YOU while we promote ourselves. I'll tag you on social and even include you in blog posts like Shabby Life who already sent me photos even though we JUST started! Here's her beautiful work using some of our antique english bail pulls! I will also post up her images and credit her on the product page shortly.

dresser with antique english pulls

dresser makeover with d. lawless hardware


Friday, February 10, 2017

Free Hardware Friday #40

THIS PROMOTION HAS ENDED. PLEASE CHECK BACK NEXT WEEK.

Good morning! Spring is here! Well...maybe...I'm calling it spring.

I have a nice simple polished chrome knob from Liberty Hardware today. Normally retails at $1.78 but you can trade me pictures of the project you put 'em on and get as many as you want for free! No catches, nothing by you up front. All based on a promise. I have been surprised in the past by how many people have taken the knobs, the project got cancelled and they end up trying to mail them back to me. So I know our readers are promise keepers!

Here's the knob. As I said, from Liberty Hardware and it's 1 1/4" which is pretty well just a standard sized knob.

Free Hardware Friday - Polished Chrome Knob - D. Lawless Hardware

The rules are the same as every week...
  1.  Promise me (Derrick Lawless) in writing at the e-mail lawlesshardware (at) gmail (dot) com that you will take photos of your project in a timely manner (I am quite lenient and have no enforcement mechanism, lol) and send them to me.
  2. Describe your project and tell me how many knobs you need.
  3. Give me your address and I send them right over.
* PLEASE DO EACH OF THESE STEPS! I am amazed by how many people just tell me they want 8 knobs and give no other information or written promise. If I have to do extra work (like write extra e-mails asking for address) the promotion ceases to be nearly as valuable to me! :)

See you next week and thanks to all that participate!

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Return of Free Hardware Friday!

THIS PROMOTION IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR NEXT WEEK'S PIECE!

It's been awhile, we are super busy over the holidays and close down for a couple weeks and all that bleeds into being busy upon return. But here I am and I have a nice piece of hardware to get us going on this first Friday of February!

Today's knob is a modern looking, or Asian style knob from Liberty Hardware. We normally sell it for $1.99 but you can have as many as you need free of charge if you promise to send us pictures of how you use them! It's flat black!

The promotion ends at 5pm central!

Flat Black Knob - Free Hardware Friday

The rules are the same as every week...
  1.  Promise me (Derrick Lawless) in writing at the e-mail lawlesshardware (at) gmail (dot) com that you will take photos of your project in a timely manner (I am quite lenient and have no enforcement mechanism, lol) and send them to me.
  2. Describe your project and tell me how many knobs you need.
  3. Give me your address and I send them right over.
* PLEASE DO EACH OF THESE STEPS! I am amazed by how many people just tell me they want 8 knobs and give no other information or written promise. If I have to do extra work (like write extra e-mails asking for address) the promotion ceases to be nearly as valuable to me! :)

See you next week and thanks to all that participate!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Small Business Partner: Reclaimed Oregon

Haven't done one of these in awhile so I really enjoyed making this post. Introducing one of our small business partners Reclaimed Oregon! From my records it appears we picked them up as a customer back in August and now they are a consistent customer. With a five star Etsy rating after nearly 900 reviews it's no wonder they come back so often for hardware!

I was going to whip up something about their store, but I figured I may as well use owner Andrea's words, "This is a family run shop in its entirety. We are committed to bringing you quality hand made products and providing each and every customer with amazing service. We want to make you feel like part of the family. Thank you all for the support and helping us achieve our vision."

It looks like we basically sell them hooks, hooks, and more hooks so below I'll post up a few of the cool ways they are using them. You can click through to their store above or their Facebook page here. I didn't link to the products because the links will expire with the listings...oh well, better to browse!

First up has to be this glass and cup holder that pretty much fits me to a T.

mug holder

And no wonder they need a lot of hooks, this rack for a ton of mugs is awesome! We've easily go this many mugs at my house, haha!

big mug rack

And they also do customized coat and hat racks like this one.

custom coat rack

They do all sorts of stuff jewelry boxes to personalized wedding card holders. I just show off a bit more of their work below. This is a TINY selection. Reclaimed Oregon has over 500 listings live on Etsy at the moment and has done over 3,000 sales so they are well worth your time to look around. Especially if you are looking for a wedding gift coming up.

custom woodwork

custom recipe box

custom recipe box

wedding card holder

custom wedding sign

custom wedding sign two

custom bottle opener

Thursday, January 12, 2017

New Products - Verdigris, Satin Brass, & More

We are excited to announce the beginning of a string of new product additions we'll have to start off the new business year. We've got more on the way but I couldn't wait to share these. Each of these products were developed through the recommendations of our customers. So if you want us to carry something, let us know! It might take us awhile, but if people want it, we'll get it!

First off we have a new set of five verdigris pieces that we added after being queried on this finish over and over. Right now we've only got this matching cup pull and knob posted, but the other three will go up shortly.
Matching Verdigris Cup Pull & Knob - D. Lawless Hardware

We also added a new finish to our DIY knob and pull base section. This is our most popular craft line. We started it about five years ago on a hunch and now sell well over 100,000 of these bases a year to people from small business selling on Etsy to individual crafters. So today we present the new satin brass finish! Not pictured is the knob base, the pull base shows off the finish better...

Satin Brass DIY Cabinet Pull Base

And wrapping up today's additions we have this oil rubbed bronze cup pull that is identical to our most popular cup pull except for the new finish.

Oil Rubbed Bronze Cup Pull - D. Lawless Hardware

Have a good weekend everyone! I'm gonna start Free Hardware Fridays again next month. This month is too insane!

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