My Dresser - A Follow-Up Post and a Feature

February 23, 2012

Since I posted about my refinished dresser I've received a couple of comments/questions about the hardware, so I thought I'd do a quick follow-up post. More about that in a minute.

First, I'd like to draw your attention to a new entry into the 'I've been Featured' section in the right margin of my blog. No, your eyes do not deceive you - my refinished dresser was featured on Apartment Therapy!! WooHoo! I will admit to being a little chuffed when I discovered it this past Sunday. If you'd like to read the article you can click on the icon and it will take you there.

Anyways, a few people commented about the fact that I was able to find replacement hardware for the pull that was very obviously missing in this 'Before' picture.
Damaged vintage dresser
My Craigslist Dresser
I have to admit I cheated a bit. I was only missing one of the medallions or rosettes, so I took one of the original rosettes to Lee Valley Tools and tried to find as close a match as possible using size and colour as the two main criteria. The pull I used was the 3" Antique Brass Petal Handle. Here is a closer picture of the miss-matched pull.
Replacement dresser hardware
The replacement rosette is on the left - the original is on the right

I also strategically placed the pull in the bottom drawer on the left side where it's close to the wall - this means it isn't immediately noticeable when you look at the chest of drawers. Can you see the difference in the picture below (This is admittedly not the best picture, but it would be the angle you'd see the dresser from)?
Refinished vintage dresser


In future I may make more of an effort to find an exact match for the rosette, but for now I'm happy to leave it as is.

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