Happy Tuesday, friends! Today I want to share with you a quick and easy way to add interest and charm to your furniture. It’s as simple as changing hardware! Come see how I added a bit of charm to some end tables!
Last week I went to see my sister so we could attend a baby shower together. A bridge on their road is under construction and the detour is a little tricky to navigate, so she decided to meet me in town so I could follow her home. As luck would have it, our meeting spot was a cool antique mall. Of course we went in to check it out!
I’ve been looking for two small vintage end tables for our lake house. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money yet I wanted a matching pair that were tall and preferably some that I could paint white. My sister and I went through the entire store and I didn’t spot these until the very last booth in the store. And at $30 each, I thought they were a steal!
The tables are already white, so that’s a bonus, but the little round, wooden knobs didn’t do much for me. So, I removed the old knobs which were just screwed into place with a flat-head screw.
I have a fairly large stash of vintage knobs and hardware and I knew just the ones I wanted to use. I felt like the tables needed a little something extra, and glass knobs would do the trick! I tried putting on the new knobs but my screw was just a little bit too long, so I added a few washers for a tighter fit. Then, they fit perfectly!
I love how the vintage, glass knobs look on these sweet little tables! Such a simple change, but I think it adds a little femininity and softness to the otherwise hard angles of the tables.
The glass knobs have a pretty floral detail and are substantially larger than the original knobs.
The insides of the drawers were in fairly good shape, but I wanted to add some paper to help hide some of the old wood and scuff marks. I remembered I had a little bit of peel and stick wallpaper left from my closet project a few months back.
I had just enough of the spotted leopard print paper to cover the inside of both drawers. I made a paper template and used it to cut my wallpaper to the correct measurements. Then, I peeled off the backing and stuck the paper in the drawers! Easy-peasy! And to think I almost threw away this leftover piece of wallpaper. See? Hoarding does come in handy.
It’s not a HUGE change, but I love it! Plus, I love putting my stamp on something, don’t you?
Now these two little tables are ready for their debut at the lake house! I love having an end table on each side of our beds and the small scale of these tables is perfect for the tiny bedrooms at Happy Hill. I’ll add a small lamp on each and we are good to go!
Vintage knobs can add instant charm to new furniture as well. When I’m out antiquing I love to hunt for antique knobs and pulls. Especially if the price is right! You never know when you’ll need them. Several years ago I bought a large desk for my younger son and I painted the desk black and added large, gold over-scale pulls. Instantly it made the desk look more distinguished and sophisticated. He still has it to this day!
Well, friends, I hope you have a great day and thank you for stopping by! Tell me, what are you working on? Do tell!
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