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The Jefferson Cabinet

**This project was sponsored by D.Lawless Hardware. However, the opinions and thoughts expressed within this post are 100% my own. 

I happened to pop into a thrift store back in April and found this outdated but stately office credenza. It was higher then a standard dresser and had large, deep drawers. It was well made and it was certainly straight out of the 70's-80's. But, I loved it's storage capacity and the height and framed out drawers would help this piece transfer from the office to a bedroom, a nursery or with the right top (I vote for a butcher block top!), a kitchen island.. I'd store my pots and pans and dish-ware in those drawers! So I bought it.. and I gots the back pain to prove it. ;)

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I wanted to give this cabinet a little modern flair. So, before I started the painting process, we removed the old hardware, filled in the existing hardware holes with wood filler and then sanded them down.

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I perused D. Lawless Hardware for just the right pulls. They have such an amazing selection AND I couldn't believe the prices that were attached to them- so affordable! It was really hard to choose, but in the end I fell in love with these sleek 12" Colossus Dee Pulls in Antique Copper.


Once the old holes we're filled we began the measuring process to drill the new holes. I always like to do this step before I paint in the event I mis-measure and need to re-drill. (See those first two drawers?) Yes, that happened!

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After a fresh coat of Queenstown Gray, we we're ready to pull it altogether. Painting the cabinet dark grey made the hardware the star of the show.

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This furniture makeover was inspired by The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest, "Icing On The Cake". To learn more about this contest and to see this month's submissions, you can visit us here.

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Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street

10 comments

  1. Gorgeous! The hardware really does make this piece! Such a great make over for a lackluster dresser.

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  2. Beautiful!!! Those copper pulls are so nice with the paint color

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    1. The hardware is the star of the show. Thanks, Michelle!

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  3. I. JUST. CAN'T! You seriously always make everything so dang glamorous and lovely! <3 love ur face girlfriend and your talent EVEN MORE! <3

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  4. Wow! Those drawer pulls are gorgeous!
    You "pulled" off a beauty! oxo

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  5. Love the handles, really brings this piece some sexy sleek glam. Really admire your presentation shots as well, very pulled together!

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    1. I love that you are calling it sexy. :) Thanks, Brenda!

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