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My Hardware is Happily Distressed

I’m so excited to say that I finished my guest room triple dresser makeover yesterday. Woo hoo!! I thought I’d show you what I did to the hardware first.

It was sooo simple.

Dresser Hardware Makeover

Here’s what the hardware looked like. I thought about taking it to the thrift store some time ago because it was very dated, and you couldn’t see the great details.

Dresser Hardware Makeover

But I decided I should save a few pennies and use it if I could. So I spray painted all the hardware with a lovely white paint and primer combo to see if I liked the way it looked.

Dresser Hardware Makeover

And I did… but it still needed something more. So I pulled out the sandpaper (not sure what grit it was, I just used what I had on hand) and distressed it a bit, and then dry brushed it with Caribbean blue paint.

Dresser Hardware Makeover

I’m sooo loving the blue… and how easy was that?  You can still see bits of the gold coming through. I did this to all the hardware, and I’ll show you how it looks on the dresser on Wednesday.

Thanks so much for reading and stay tuned!!


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  1. That sure is beautiful, Tuula! Can't wait to see the total finished look!

  2. I am always happily distressed so of course I love what you did to the hardware. I picked up a basket of pulls this weekend and this treatment would be great for them. My heart skipped a beat when I read the first few lines of this post. I thought you had finished the guest room!

  3. Hi Tuula- Your hardware turned out wonderful…I had to follow you just to see what the dresser looks like. 🙂
    PS: I found you on Shabbilicious Friday.

  4. Looks great. Can't wait to see the finished piece. Thanks for linking up.

  5. I really like the hardware a lot better after you did the dry brushing! so cute!


  6. So pretty and very unique! Great job! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  7. So very pretty! Thank you for sharing this at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse.

  8. So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome inspiration at A Bouquet of Talent. 🙂