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