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Back in September D. Lawless Hardware sponsored a giveaway here on H*T. Leslie was the lucky winner of a $50 gift certificate to the online hardware store. She had just acquired an entertainment armoire and said she could use the prize to customize her new find.

Leslie was true to her word. Not only did she put the $50 towards sprucing up her armoire, she sent me pictures of her mini-makeover. Three cheers for a reader following up and sharing their project with us! Hip hip hooray. Hip hip hooray. Hip hip hooray!

Leslie had been searching for a piece of furniture to corral the flatscreen TV, electrical components and kid miscellaneous in her living room. She found the perfect entertainment armoire at an estate sale. The cabinet had been custom made by a local woodworker and was valued at $2,000. Leslie scored it for just $350!

There was just one tiny problem. The hardware that came with the cabinet was a tad ho-hum for Leslie’s taste. She knew it was something that could be switched out easily and for little money and was able to see past the boring nickel knobs. So when fate stepped in and Leslie won a gift certificate to D. Lawless Hardware, she knew exactly what she would spend it on.

Leslie traded in her plain Jane hardware for matte black pulls. She chose a straight pull to contrast with the traditional lines of the armoire and black to contrast with the lighter color of the cabinet.

How gorgeous is that cabinet?!

The fact that it works just as good as it looks has me panting over here. No more black rectangle on the wall. No more minuscule console. No more kid clutter.

And how adorable are Leslie’s fall decorations? The ‘happy fall’ sign on the front door and the pumpkins in hurricane vases on the coffee table are great subtle touches. Thanks Leslie for sharing your hardware makeover with us!

To read more about Leslie’s armoire transformation check out her blog.

images: Leslie Newcomb

12 Comments

25.October.2012

Oh my gosh, that is quite the transformation! The cabinet is crazy gorgeous – I’m a sucker for dark hardware on white cabinets.

Off to check out her blog now…

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I am crazy in love with that massive cabinet. Great find and every greater handles!

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25.October.2012

Those are such pretty handles!

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25.October.2012

It looks great, I can’t believe it was only $350!

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What a steal, that cabinet is great!!!

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25.October.2012

Pulls really can make all the difference! I put modern pulls on an old dresser, painted it, and suddenly it was a modern dresser!

http://createbakecelebrate.blogspot.com/2012/06/create-new-dresser-from-old-one.html

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Wow! What a fantastic piece of furniture. And the pulls are goooooorgeous!

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26.October.2012

I love that cabinet and the new pulls!! Just gorgeous…awesome job Leslie:)

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26.October.2012

Oh I love love that cabinet!!! Very cute blog…I’ll be following to see what you tweak next :)

Emily
http://emilyp711.wordpress.com

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26.October.2012

What a fab find!!! BARGAIN…!! I need to shop with this thriftseeker.

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29.October.2012

What a gorgeous, and HUGE, cabinet! Love the new hardware.

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30.October.2012

Whoa!! What a huge, amazing, beautiful difference!!

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