Set Sail

Set Sail
Here’s a little Furniture Makeover 101: When updating a dresser, please keep in mind that new pulls do not go NEXT to the old pulls!  You are supposed to REPLACE them!  I thought this was common knowledge, but apparently someone out there needs a refresher.  Perhaps they bought all eight nautically-themed knobs without realizing that only six were needed to get the job done. No sense in wasting the other two!  That would be foolish!
Kelli rescued this overly-knobby and smurfish blue dresser from itself by simplifying it with a lovely distressed white.  She spray painted the original pulls and kept them to the much more reasonable amount of one per drawer. See it on her blog Lolly Jane Boutique.

And here is another dresser that started out plain and ended up blue, with vintage teardrop pulls to doll things up too. And I love the look of the layers and layers of paint peeking through. Uh, I totally did not mean to rhyme that whole paragraph.  From Helen at Picked and Painted, who really has this technique down pat.  Thanks ladies!



  1. December 21, 2011 / 1:30 AM

    I love those knobs, I saw some like that at Hobby Lobby, they look just like the Anthropologie knobs. I may be the last person in the blogosphere to realize this. ;P

  2. December 21, 2011 / 5:40 PM

    This reminds me of one of my biggest furniture re-do pet peeves: the double knob! Seriously, if you are replacing a pull with a knob, fill both holes and drill a new one in the center. Don’t just put a knob in each hole – it looks stupid! OK, end of rant!

    Oh, and those dressers look great! I love the pulls on the last one!

  3. December 31, 2011 / 7:10 AM

    Ha ha ha Sam- I hate that, too. Kinda tacky 😉

    Thanks for the feature, Lindsey!!!
    Happy New Year’s Eve!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge