Both the hardware and wood had a thick clear sealer on them, but neither were in good condition. Painting and polishing the hardware was a great solution to modernize them.
Check out this post to see my go to process for painting and polishing! The only thing that I added was using nail polish remover to remove the clear sealant prior to Bar Keepers Friend on the hardware.
Love the finished look!
We brought these to our Maryland house, I can't wait to find a place for them!!