Saturday, January 18, 2014

Chest of Drawers Update

I wonder how many women all over the country have a piece of furniture similar to this in their bedroom?  It's a beautiful, solid piece, but it's just tired and outdated (check out the keyhole covers!).  I know I've said this a bazillion times, but paint and new hardware can transform your outdated piece into something modern and special again!

This belonged to my client's husband's mother and he didn't want her to get rid of it, but she hated the color and finish on it (you know that fake speckled look so common on these pieces).  I'm so glad we gave it a little makeover so she could keep it and be HaPpY with it!



This was a large piece of furniture to do in black, but she said her bedroom is large and this piece looked small on the wall.  I think black gives it a little more presence.  Someone once told me they didn't think black could look feminine, but I totally disagree.  I think the hardware on this piece brings out its soft side. 

It's no secret that I love a cup pull and you already know how I feel about these knobs, too. :)  I think they've become my favorite.  This piece is large enough to pull off a bigger knob even though the false drawer fronts they're on are on the small side. 

Love when I run my hand across a drawer and it feels as smooth as glass.  The original finish was in mint condition so it was easier to get a nice finish for the end result.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

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  1. It's beautiful and has enough curves in the ogee foot and lovely detail at the base to add just the perfect amount of feminine touch without being too girly! It's gorgeous!

  2. It looks great, Lisa! I love it in black! The knobs are, as usual, a wonderful choice. : ) I'm sure this piece will be easier to live with now!

  3. A true testament to the power of paint! That piece was so bland, but now it is just beautiful!

  4. Gorgeous!!! The transformation is amazing & I love the hardware. Awesome job!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  5. WOW!!! Looks like a totally different it!!

  6. It's just amazing how butt-ugly can become ooooo, that's cool!
    I've also got the paint bug, but can only fit so much furniture in my house! What to do?!?
    I need a black piece....
    Thanks for sharing and that hardware is great! Does the trick.

  7. Oh. Em. Gee. It never ceases to amaze me how a piece of furniture can look so blechhh, then look so fantastic! Especially when you get your hands on it. :) It's gorgeous!!


  8. What is the name of the paint color? I have a desk that needs updating and would look wonderful in black!! I love your work!


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