Monday, September 16, 2013

Making A Statement With Hardware.

Sometimes things just don't play out like you thought they would.  I was mid-makeover on my dresser-turned-console, and was convinced that I had to paint the drawer detail gold, because it'd pop and be fabulous, and I'd love it until the day I died.


Then I painstakingly taped off the drawers so I could spray paint the detail gold.  




And guess what?  I still loved it!


As the drawers dried in garage, I thought I was a genius!!  I couldn't wait to get the drawers upstairs and in place.

And then I actually put the drawers in place...eeek.  Once the first one went in, I knew I made a terrible mistake painting the detail.  I hated how it looked.


I begged and pleaded with myself, with my Insta-friends and even my hubby to make myself like it.  I tried to sit with the piece for a few days, I even rubbed and buffed the old hardware to see if adding that would make a difference.





Sadly, it did not.  I couldn't stand it.  {Insert tiny violin playing pity music here.}  At that point, I really wanted to throw myself on the ground and act out a toddler-tantrum.  Instead, I went into the basement, found my latex primer, and started covering up the gold.


After primer...


After going back to blue...


The drawer fronts looked SO much better after I lost the gold, but they still weren't making the statement I hoped for. They needed something to set them off and finish the look.  Luckily, I came across some amazing hardware that saved the day makeover.

Have you guys ever checked out Nest Studio's hardware?!?!  If not, you MUST.  Every single product is beyond fabulous.  Each piece of hardware is like a work of art in itself.  I had trouble narrowing down my choices, but after much debate, I settled on the solid brass faceted knob.


The size, color and shape of the knob was perfect for the dresser.  It was just what I was looking for!  They totally make the piece, don't you think?







Jess is the founder of Nest Studio.  Head on over to her blog to see more of her amazing style! :)

60 comments:

  1. Oh it doesn't get much better than those knobs. I pinned them a while ago because I love them so much! I want them for my kitchen :)
    And your dresser is gorgeous. Really looks amazing. You followed your instinct and it was worth it!

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    1. Right...I adore them!!

      Thanks so much, Julia!! :)

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  2. I am obsessing over these knobs!! They're so awesome!

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    1. Couldn't agree more. I pet them on a daily basis. ;)

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  3. Wow those knobs and that dresser are stunning. Seriously gorgeous! :)

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  4. gorgeous and those knobs are killer! when i clicked on the link it said $50- i couldn't find if that was the price per knob???? help!

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    1. Thanks so much, Cassie!! Yes, that's the price per knob.

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  5. Those knobs are exactly what I've been looking for! I've been picturing them but couldn't find them anywhere. Thanks so much for that link. Love how this turned out!!

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  6. I probably would have made the same mistake. Kudos to you for admitting you didn't love it. I just put on blinders and pretend I still love it and just get cranky everytime I look at it. It's really beautiful with just the simple statement knobs.

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! It was tough to admit I wasn't a fan and had to start over, but I'm very happy I did. :)

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  7. The gold trimmed drawers looked great sitting on the floor, but not so much when they were back in the unit. So glad you took all the effort to repaint them. And now with the hardware - perfection!

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  8. The hardware is amazing and I love how pretty the piece looks updated with the pale aqua...glad you went with your gut on re-painting it looks so much better!!

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  9. Those knobs are perfect! Off to check out Nest Studio...we need some new hardware around here! :)

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  10. Beautiful! I've been coveting those knobs for a while now and I'm so happy to see someone else loves them as much as I do! :)

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  11. Beautiful! I love the soft blue. And those knobs are gorgeous!

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  12. Those knobs are very pretty! The whole dresser turned out very cool!

    Laura
    House Envy

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  13. I love how it turned out! OMG. I really like the dresser the first way, too. But this way really is so much cuter. The knobs are perfect! <3.

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  14. Turned out beautiful ! Love the white combine with gold knobs !

    best,
    marlin

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    1. Thanks Marlin! It's actually a really soft aqua. It's hard to tell in photos, but it looks great in person. :)

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  15. Those knobs are just so darn glamorous! So worth the detour into gold trim town (been there)!

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    1. Thanks Emily! I'm glad I'm not the only one who made that brief trip. ;)

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  16. Gorgeous!! Those knobs are fabulous!!

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  17. Those knobs are perfect! I love how they look. I always hate it when things don't turn out how I hope they would and I have to go back and do it over, but I'm always so glad I did.

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    1. Thank you!! Agreed...I hated that things didn't work out on the first try, but the second try was TOTALLY worth the extra effort. ;)

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  18. Don't you just hate when that happens. The best laid plans, right? You made a great save though. It looks amazing. I looooooove that hardware. They are so perfect for the piece:)

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    1. Ha, seriously!! Thank you so much, Shavonda! :)

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  19. Those knobs are truly dreamy.

    I have totally been there - doing a project only to hate it. It's a bummer, but it's just the facts of being a DIYer, right? And your new dresser is gorgeous! It's (sort of - not really) worth all the pain.

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    1. Yup, definitely is. You win some, you lose some! Thanks Kim!! :)

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  20. I actually kind of liked the gold detail around the drawers, but I will admit that just the gold knobs looks really fabulous too! Um, were those knobs $50 EACH?!!?

    Runt
    runtspickins@yahoo.com
    www.runtspickins.wordpress.com

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    1. I loved the detail until the drawers actually went in...then it just didn't sit right with me. Oh well! Yes, they aren't the most inexpensive knobs, but they are quality!! :)

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  21. I love how this turned out! Looks so much better without the gold detail! :) And those knobs are super cute! Great choice!

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  22. Love, love the hardware! Great choice!

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  23. I didn't mind the gold detail, but in the end I think you made the right decisions. It is stunning!

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    1. Thanks friend! I really liked the detail on it's own, but once the drawers went back in...eeek. I wasn't a fan.

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  24. I'm so glad it worked out in the end ~ those knobs are amazing!!!

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  25. I love the new hardware. Such a gorgeous addition to your table.

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  26. The knobs are gorgeous. But at $50 a pop, they are quite an investment. I wish low-end knob makers would get on the bus as far as good design so the masses can have beautiful things too!

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    1. They definitely are an investment, but oh-so-beautiful! Fingers crossed lower-end makers will jump on the bandwagon to help us budget conscious people out! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  27. This came out beautiful! Very inspiring! I love the aqua with the gold. What is the name of that paint color?

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  28. You've inspired me to paint an old dresser I just bought at a yard sale! Like the commenter above me, I'm dying to know the name and brand of that pale blue paint you used! Thanks! :)

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    1. Aw, good...I'm glad, Kristin! :) It's Behr's Ionic Sky.

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