Last week I posted about a Tobi Fairley for Hickory Chair dresser that I have been swooning over for many months and I showed you the candidate dresser that was going to get "the look".
Yep, here it is in all at's glory. Hardware has been removed and it's had a good sanding.
Add a little dose of inspiration...
|The inspiration photo.|
Tobi Fairley for Hickory Chair
... and decide on a new hardware color.
|Gold option on top, original on bottom.|
|Silver on top, original on the bottom.|
When I put the question out to my readers, most of the input was in favor of the gold finish and ultimately that is what I chose. Here's why: First, I really wanted to use the original hardware. Painted furniture with no patina or special finish sometimes can appear, um, how can I say it...cheap. Especially if it is void of detail. I think that by keeping the original hardware it not only maintains some of the integrity of the piece but it also gives it more of a quality look. After all, it's a well built, old dresser and I didn't want it to look like something that was just picked up at a big box store.
The second factor that sealed the deal with the gold vs. silver debate were the lamps that I found at TJ Maxx this past weekend. I'm saving them until the big reveal but let me just say I was pretty excited and so was my client. Here's the room before:
Room painted- check
Dressers painted- check
Bedding- (use existing)
We just need to put it all together. Hopefully I'll have pics by the end of the week.