Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Almost there!

Both of my dressers are done, phew!
Now i'm just waiting on the hardware to arrive.
If I hadn't taken so long to make up my mind they would have already come.

BEFORE


AFTER


I really stressed over the hardware.
I felt like it would make it or break it.
First I toyed with the idea of ceramic melon knobs from Anthropologie...


Aren't they beaut???
They didn't actually look that great on this dresser.
The creamy warm white looked terrible against the dresser's cool blue.
Bummer!

Next up and probably my VERY first choice!
Glass knobs from Restoration Hardware


Drool!
I really love the chic simplicity of these knobs!
I'm still wondering if I should have just bit the bullet and ordered these.
BUT, they were 2X more expensive than the ones I ultimately chose...

Speaking of the ones I chose....
just when I felt totally stumped I remembered a dresser that Sarah Richardson put in one of her redesigns that I truly loved so I began hunting for those knobs.


With some persistence I found them.
And they were half as much.
SCORE!

I love my vintage dresser but I don't necessarily want it to look old.
With a fresh coat of paint and some modern hardware she's shaping up quite nicely!

6 comments:

  1. How pretty...can't wait to see the finished product!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It looks so great! I definitely think choosing hardware is the hardest part. Can't wait to see it finished!

    ReplyDelete
  3. wow, you're good. These look great!

    ReplyDelete
  4. it looks beautiful lu! i love it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love it Lou! Funny bc when I re-do my furniture I just run to Lowes and grab the best they have there....I should probably take more time - maybe ill start looking for better knobs now. Who's Sarah Richardson? Just kidding. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. That is a gorgeous dresser! I think I have a fetish for knobs! I haven't had a really good excuse to buy any...yet.

    ReplyDelete