“Icing on The Cake” is this months theme for The Fab Furniture Flipping Contest. For August, entrants were asked to embellish a piece of furniture. So of course I just had to enter as I adore adding bling to my pieces!
August’s Sponsor D Lawless Hardware was good enough to supply us with the bling of our choice to add that extra icing on the cake. I chose to create an homage to one of my favorite getaway destinations, the islands of the Florida Keys. And D Lawless had some hardware to fit this island dresser perfectly.
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Originally when this island piece popped into my head a few months back I wanted to use boat cleats, Um at 14.00 a pop for stainless ones.. that idea was quickly thrown out! Arnt these handles from D Lawless a great alternative, I think so!
I really love them the quality is outstanding, the only drawback is that they only came with long screws to long for the with of my dresser drawer front which resulted in me having to cut them down with a dremel tool. Most hardware comes with two sized screws.
What and what not to do on a mahogany piece to get great results:
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Few coats of polyurethane on bare stained wood to seal, painted with Chalk paint in Elegance 50/50 with Simplicity to tone it down, Cheesecake for the top and trim, distress. Seal the body with wax, and seal the top with polycrylic for durability, good to go! Thank goodness. add decoupage map and trim…. and finished this island dresser just under the deadline… whew!
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