A friend asked me if I would be interested in this dresser. When I first went to look at it I was hemming and hawing (only on the inside) and couldn't make up my mind. But, the man who was selling it looked so hopeful for a buyer that I had a hard time saying no and it came home with me. I had a little bit of buyer's remorse on the way home. Even after all the experience I've had buying furniture that still happens to me. :P
The lines of this piece look very masculine to me, and I don't do masculine very often, so I decided to go for it. My hubby likes black on furniture. Every man I've met doing this likes black on furniture. So, black it is. I didn't want it to be one big black hole though so I decided to do a little something different with the drawers while still keeping them simple.
It just looked so tired and so bOrInG! Like something you'd find tucked in the corner of a not-used-very-often lake house.
I can't help but smile when I see the before and after. Who doesn't like a good transformation? It just looks sharp now.
The stripe helps tie the top in with the body and doesn't leave the top drawers hanging there like they don't belong. I love that the eye is drawn to the natural wood and then the stripe just adds a little something special.
I love antique brass against black. I had to use cup pulls on the top two drawers to help hide the holes I had to fill. I like the brass with the wood. I considered adding two knobs to each drawers but like the simplicity of one in the middle.
This is my personal opinion, but a good finish can really do a lot for a piece. ;)