Furniture Update With Hardware

The 2 Seasons
by The 2 Seasons
Do you want to update a piece of your furniture, but you really don't want to paint it? I was dealing with the same issue. We use a dresser in our master bedroom that was in my room as a child. It is a good piece of furniture, but it looked dated. I decided to switch out the pulls, and it made a huge difference.
This is an Ethan Allen dresser that has a lot of sentimental value to me. I didn't like the way it looked, but paint wasn't an option. The brass pulls were what I didn't like.
I decided to remove the hardware but then found out that the wood had faded over the years, and an outline of the old hardware remained. I decided to just ignore it and move on.
I found some great oiled bronze pulls that have a somewhat contemporary design. They look great on the dresser and even cover the part that wasn't faded. Next, I plan to remove the mirror and hang one on the wall that is contemporary. To see more photos, please visit our blog.
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  • Lynnette Lynnette on Aug 31, 2019

    I was wondering where you got your new dresser hardware (the oil rubbed bronze). I tired going to your blog and searching for this project and I couldn't not get it to come up? Thank you.

  • Catherine Huffman Catherine Huffman on Jun 04, 2020

    Did you fill the nail holes from the escutcheon plate (the keyhole looking piece)? Is it noticeable?

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  • Dpbeee2 Dpbeee2 on Sep 04, 2019

    That definitely modernizes that piece. Good decorating eye. Thank you.

  • Connie b Connie b on Sep 23, 2019

    yes I will. Just recently was looking at new bedroom suits but I think I’d be very happy with new hardware. Can’t believe the update and improvement to old furniture! Thank you!