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Have a broken lamp or chandelier? Hippo can help!

Posted on March 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

Our UL certified lighting repair shop may be able to help! 
We offer lighting repair and restoration for a variety of both residential and commercial projects.

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Posted in fix lamps, lamp repair, lighting, portland, ul certified

There's been a rumor that we're closing - We're not!

Posted on September 08, 2023 | 1 Comment

Hey there, folks! We've got some news to share that will make you do a happy dance. Brace yourselves, because we are not closing this year! Yeah, you heard it right. The rumors might have been swirling around, but let us clear the air. We're here to stay!

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Removing Valves and Cartridges

Posted on January 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

Hippo Hardware's Jackson shows you how to remove valves and/or cartridges from basin taps, widespread faucets, and wall-mounted tub faucets.

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Posted in antique, cartridges, faucet, kitchen, plumbing, valves, vintage

Time Keeps on Ticking

Posted on October 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Whether your tastes lean more toward mid- or late-century styles, the tick-tick-ticking of our stunning clocks promises to serve as a soothing metronome of progression for the soul. 

mcm starburst clock

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Posted in antique, clocks, vintage

Hippo Fixes Leaky Faucets

Posted on July 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Hippo Hardware's resident sugarplumb, Jackson, walks you through some common problems with antique faucets. We can help repair or replace old leaking faucets.

Hippo Hardware repairs vintage leaking faucets

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Build a Greenhouse from Old Windows!

Posted on April 07, 2022 | 1 Comment

There are numerous types of greenhouses available, but you can build your own for a fraction of the cost.
greenhouse made from vintage reclaimed windows

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Posted in build, greenhouse, old, reuse, vintage, windows

Removing Paint From Metal

Posted on January 08, 2022 | 2 Comments

A question we repeatedly hear from our customers is: How do I remove old paint from doorknobs [hinges, escutcheons, etc.]? Lucky for you, we have an easy, environmentally-friendly, and Hippo-Approved®™ method for restoring your old fixtures to their previous grandeur.
a before and after showing paint removal from old hardware

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