Saturday, February 12, 2011

Easy Update: Jewelry for Your Furniture

I have an old dresser that was given to us by my grandmother- inlaw. She graciously gave it to us when we got married and had zero furniture. It's so old and cool! It lives in our living room and houses our DVD's.






The wood is beautiful and in great shape.






It has a marble top.




Check out that dovetail joinery!




I really love it. But I felt bad for it because when she gave it to us it was missing a drawer pull. And during our last move another one fell off. Despite glueing it back on it has fallen off once again.




So I thought I'd give our dresser a little TLC with a simple update- some new Drawer Pulls! Of course this was an excuse to make the trek over Fancy Drawer Pull Heaven (AKA Anthropologie).



There are a ton of awesome drawer pulls there! I spent some time sorting through them trying to decide which color and style to go with. And trying to not fall in love with the $8 or even $12 (!>@#!) ones.




Green to match the curtains?





Blue to match the accent color in my new rug?





A mix of both?


I finally decided on these guys. They are kind of antique-y looking like my old dresser and had both the colors I was looking for.


I  unscrewed the old ones and put the new ones on. Quick, easy, and I think it looks great!




Hooray for easy updates! Have you done a quick update that makes a big difference?




20 comments:

poindextr said...

nice new look!

Keetha Broyles said...

That's not jewelry, girl, that's BLING!!!

Really made a HUGE difference and I speak for all the "old timers" when I say I'm REALLY GLAD you didn't paint that lovely piece of furniture.

kate said...

ohhh nice...really like what you choose...works really well with dresser!

Megan said...

wow...simple change and it looks so updated and chic!

Megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This dresser is awesome! What a Blessing to have this given to you. You did an excellent job on the pulls. They are so pretty!

Nat said...

Love this! My mom has a set of drawers with a marble top that is very similar.

Question - Did you find that the length of the bolts on the drawer pulls were too long? I've been lusting after some fancy drawer pulls from Anthro, but the bolts look too long, like they'd poke out on the other side too far.

Condo Blues said...

I have to laugh at you calling Anthro Fancy Knob Heaven. My husband calls it That Knob Store.

we three dogs and me said...

Boy what a nice change took blah to bling lol

Coloradolady said...

Love that dresser, my mom used to have furniture that had marble tops, that is what this reminds me of...don't paint it, it is a gem like it is. Happy VTT!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

what a great piece! I am sure now when you look at it you smile because it is all put together now with the knobs!

LV said...

I do not know how you ever made a selection out of so many pulls. What you picked looks very nice. You have a vintage treasure with this chest.

Tanya said...

Looks great. I found some knobs at Pier 1 to do this to my tv stand! LOVE IT :)

MoccaChic said...

I really love what you've done to the dressing drawer. It looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Beautiful piece, love the knobs!

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

Looks fabulous!! Drawer pulls and the such add such great detail to pieces!

abeachcottage said...

Love the dresser and the update you did, the drawer pulls adds more to its antique personality. Thanks for sharing

Meg said...

LOVELY! I love those pulls. I'm so happy you kept the dresser original and didn't paint it--it's too beautiful to change! ;)

tales from an oc cottage said...

I'm just amazed that you were able to make a choice between all those cool knobs! ;} I couldn't!!!

m ^..^

Alida L. said...

Very pretty! Fun and easy changes are the best. Come check out my blog here:

http://imakestuff4fun.blogspot.com/2011/02/swaddler-that-fits-tutorial.html

Rene said...

Great hardware! I love that you kept the piece as is & didn't paint it. I recently found similar hardware (for less) at Hobby Lobby.

-Rene