Tuesday, February 26, 2013

From Nay to Gray, Part II


If you've stuck around through my first wordy post of this series, you know today I'm gabbin' about hardware. So many choices, right? Well, maybe not in my situation. You see, the dresser I'm saving from Craigslist Horrors has some odd old gold (and not the good kind) and it's not easy sizes. Along the top of the dresser has 4 knobs- each of them 1" in diameter. 1". That is teenie tiny. The handle pulls are 5 3/8". Unless of course I want to fill the already existing hardware holes and drill new ones. Which I do not, on any level. 

Of course, when I first dreamed up having a gray dresser, I was in love with this hardware from Pottery Barn, and now it's sold out. Oh, and it's the wrong size. 

image: pottery barn eclectic brass hardware

I also was drawn to Anthropologie's mercury glass knob in the amber color, isn't it pretty? They have some really great hardware. It's all very unique and interesting. But, it's 2" in diameter... boo.

Anthropologie Melon Ball Mercury Glass

When I realized these were too big, and more importantly PB's was GONE, I started thinking- should I even use brass or would silver look better? I have both metals in the master bedroom, so I'm really not concerned about mix matching them. I have Pottery Barn's mercury glass hardware on our nightstands, so that's a possibility, maybe....


These knobs are 1.5" in diameter. Not the 1" I was looking for, but maybe they'll work...


Then I decided I'd see what the existing hardware looks like rub-n-buffed with antique brass. So this was the scene as I painted away, with Downton Abbey keeping me company.

the original.....ahhhhhhh


 Once it dried, I tested a handle pull against the gray. I like the look, what do you think?


It's also very possible that I got down with a bottle of this...


Followed by a bottle of this for my troubles... kidding Mom...


So, what did I choose.. and what's your favorite?


to be continued..... 

5 comments :

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love the painted originals.

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

thanks for the feedback Kim!

Lindsay Wells said...

I like the painted originals as well. Loving the dresser!!!

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

Thank you Lindsay!

Ann @ the Dunaway's 2010 said...

I am liking the silver!!

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