Most of you guys know me pretty well. I get a little crazy sometimes. One thing I’m passionate about when doing a furniture makeover is the hardware. You may have read my earlier post on creative hardware ideas. If you did then you know I have a very large selection of drawer pulls, handles, garden faucets, or anything unique that can be repurposed as furniture hardware. The drawer pulls, handles, hinges, etc. on the furniture piece is at least as important as the paint finish. Sometimes more important. If the paint technique or color is a little ho-hum then the furniture piece needs something that grabs you.
Take this vintage dresser as an example. I purchased it at My Favorite Junk Store for $30. I liked the blue color but the paint was chipping off or scratched off in several places. The knobs were definitely ho-hum. I’ve also talked about “work with what is there” like the Red, White, and Blue Chest I picked up at the Nashville Flea Market. And since the blue paint on the dresser was a nice color I decided to work with that.
I distressed the heck out of the drawers and did some moderate distressing on the body.
I selected a few drawer pulls that I thought might work.
I used gray spray paint primer, then a red spray paint I had on hand.
Because the distressed wood had a raw look to it I used a dark wax over the entire dresser. It made the blue paint a little more turquoisy (new word I invented according to spell check).
“I like it”. Now some of you may not like it.
The distressing may be too over the top like my really distressed dresser with turquoise knobs. Wow, did I get a response on that makeover. Some of my readers loved it and some hated it. If you don’t like one of my makeovers and you communicate that in a tactful manner, that’s ok. It would be a boring world if everyone liked the same thing! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,