01 August 2016

Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest: Class It Up with D. Lawless Hardware

All opinions and thoughts expressed within this post are 100% my own, however, this post is sponsored by D. Lawless Hardware. 

Welcome to a brand new Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™! This month we teamed up with D. Lawless Hardware.

I am a huge fan of D. Lawless Hardware. My love of hardware began with a certain bohemian clothing/home store. Back in the day, I adored their hardware selection like a kid adores candy. D. Lawless Hardware carries everything the other place carries, at a much better price. When a dresser requires 12 to 16 pieces of hardware, the prices add up quickly! I also prefer to support a small family business with a strong emphasis on customer service. 

My Project

I decided to fix one of my original paint projects from many years ago. To be clear, I painted this many, many years before I knew anything about how to paint. Wow. This thing was a hot mess. I feel a tremendous amount of guilt for making Natalie live with this nightmare. #sarcasm

 This dresser serves as a lesson in how to do everything wrong when painting furniture; I am already writing a separate post about what I should have done differently, and how I fixed those mistakes the second time around.

Once I started sanding, that latex paint peeled off like a...sheet of latex.

While I'm not beating you over the head with a dramatic before & after with this makeover, the beautiful brass hardware makes a huge difference. With the right paint and simple, beautiful hardware, it looks like a different dresser. 

Natalie was adamant about sticking with white for this piece, but I was "allowed" to choose the hardware. I went with these simple satin brass pulls. I honestly can't believe these are only $2.65 each. At that price you would expect to receive cheap, light-weight plastic/metal, but these pulls are solid and heavy. 

brass hardware

Originally, the dresser had 16 pulls. That's just too much to look at. I simplified by eliminating 4 of the pulls on the top drawers. The original holes were filled and I centered the brass pulls in the recessed area. 

brass hardware, furniture makeover, white dresser

We decided to stain the top rather than painting it. 

Contest Details:

August 2016 Sponsor: D. Lawless Hardware
Projects must be linked up between August 1-19
Prize Package: First Place - $200 Gift Certificate to D. Lawless Hardware
Second Place - $50 Gift Certificate to D. Lawless Hardware

Stacy of Anastasia Vintage will be here next week to share her furniture makeover. Check back often to see all of the projects as they roll in!

I can't wait to see your beautiful creations!

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  1. I just love your transformation! And the hardware is stunning! Thanks much for the contest and the linky!


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