Friday, June 15, 2012


We recently moved from the outskirts of town into a more historic, downtown area. We have loved our new home! As with any move, we are still (3 months later) in the "settling in" phase. We have been slowly adding more furniture & decorations to help our new place feel complete.

Our most recent addition was a dresser, scored on Craigslist for $60.

The project was inspired by this buffet, DIY'd by Melody @ My Passion For Decor.

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Today, I just want to talk about the hardware for our dresser. (The rest to come later!) Here is the before picture of the hardware: (my apologies for the crummy phone pic)

My husband has been working as a faux finisher for the past two years. Therefore, he has mad skills. He came up with his own little paint concoction. The paint came from Modern Masters and is a combination of Pewter & Tequila Gold. The color is knocking my socks off! Here's how we did it:
  1. Prime the hardware with an oil-based primer.
  2. Find the perfect paint color. You can purchase what we used here.
  3. Apply the paint color with a stipple motion. 
  4. Apply 2nd coat, if needed.
  5. Apply 2 coats of acrylic sealer (we used a dull finish).

You would never guess that is paint, right? Who knew paint could be so classy? Needless to say, my husband is awesome!

Mason was not so thrilled that I was paying attention to the hardware on instead of him...

Stay tuned for more on our Craigslist dresser redo!


1 comment:

  1. Wow, can't wait to see the rest!! So glad I inspired this :-)


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