can i paint my hinges?
the backstory: 80's oak, painted cream with glaze. face frame cab with 1/2" overlay.
I want: dark hardware, maybe an orb or aged copper.
1.The only dark hinge i can find (amerock maybe?) is very shiny and has copper areas (that are too bright) showing through.
2.i don't want black
3.i dont want a european concealed hinge for various reasons. (the stiles are too small for the big 35mm cup, the mini size ones only open 90degrees, etc)
1. should i use the dark hinges that are too shiny even if they dont quite match the handles i choose?
2. does anyone ever use antique brass hardware? i've seen some with a darker, more aged finish that are kinda nice.
3. can my old antique brass hinges be painted? if so, how and with what products? any pics would be appreciated