So, here's the before pic of the hardware.
And a little closer look
And here they are after some Pewter Rub 'n Buff®
I applied this mostly with a small brush, but on the flatter parts just with my finger. I only buffed a little, 'cause I think pewter is not generally shiny. I'm pleased with the look, and I can't wait to get the planter stand finished, but right now we are working on Henry's activity table, when we're not farmin'.
Stay tuned for further developments.