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RL Picks: Hardware Finds for the Living Room

Here you’ll find wall art, storage solutions, even a telephone for your living area


“Aside from the usual hardware finds, you could also find affordable and stylish home furniture and decorative items. The trick is to meticulously check out the aisles and examine all the choices available.” — Charissa Banes, interior designer

Picks by Paula de Guzman, Dagny Madamba, and Tala Singson. Photographed by Louie Aguinaldo, Kurt Alvarez, and Dairy Darilag.

Read the original article ("125 Hardware Finds") in the May 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.

Abstract Piece

Wall Art, P460, Wilcon Depot

Mad Hatters

Green Lamp, P5,999, both from Wilcon Depot

Top Hat Lamp, P6,504, both from Wilcon Depot

Cubic Weave

Woven Baskets, P699.75 set of two, Handy Man Do-It Best

Return to Sender

Storage Boxes, P1,899 (small), P2,499 (big), Wilcon Depot

Warmth of Wood

Wood Plank Vinyls, P99.75 (Country Pine), P99.75 (Smoke Tee), P59.75 (Heather Walnut), P99.75 (Medium Cherry), all from Ace Hardware

Slim Conversations

Telephone, P4,995, True Value

Magic Carpet Ride

Scotch Gard Carpet Cleaner, P530, True Value

Follow Instructions

Push and Pull Signage, P39.75, Ace Hardware

Industrial Breeze

Exhaust Fan, P1,999.75, True Value

Red Alert

Emergency Light, P580, Wilcon Depot

Hardworking Shoe

Steel Toe Boot, P1,432 a pair, Wilcon Depot

*Prices are subject to change.

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