When beginning this blog, I intended on posting various things I like but somehow it has turned into DIY before and after furniture. I just cant help myself! There is something about taking a piece the previous owner considered ugly or dated and turning it into something new and beautiful that amazes me.
Old brass pull (left) vs. new brass pull (right)
Somehow I missed the broken brass knobs when I purchased the dresser so I had to replace the set of three. It took 6 months of scavenging through EBay (I swear I went through 400 hundred sets, at least) to find pulls because there was always some issue like not being large enough, not being a set of at least 3, the screws were not in the correct position, or I flat out lost the bid. I almost gave up and did the god-awful double knob at one point but I’m so happy I didn’t. I don’t know what came over me because those typically turn out really bad!
I ended up drilling a new hole in the center of the existing holes because the new one has a single screw. Luckily, the dimensions of the new brass pull covered the old double holes so I didn’t have to fill in any holes.
Originally, I was going to do a little pop of color on the insides of the the drawers with some leftover turquoise paint but I honestly didn’t feel like hauling the drawers outside and waiting for the paint to dry. I’d had enough of that with all of the coats of gray paint I used on the exterior. I got the idea of doing the leopard print on the inside of the drawers one day while I was drawing leopard print on my nails with nothing other than sharpies (all those nail art pens are just too complicated!).
Oh… almost forgot. I Purchased the dresser for $50, knobs for $20, paint was $14, and the pack of sharpies for $5. Not bad for $90!