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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Paste wax finish and Vintage Inspired French Hotel Knobs

An actual piece of furniture all finished and ready to show off my fancy knobs!

This piece is EXTRA special because I only paid $15 for it!

Yes, the top was cracked!

But a little gorilla glue and some nails fixed it right up!

It started out as this- welll, I did start brushing primer on the side of it before I remembered to take the pic, but you get the idea!

Hmm, -the previous knobs had two screws- have to work some magic with wood putty, sander and a drill to make it ONE hole for these Lovely knobs!

 (These are my NEWEST knob design available in my etsy shop)

More primer

Some lovely blue paint with ivory details, a heavy hand with the sander and a coat of clear paste wax and dark paste wax and it is DONE!


  1. Just beautiful and your new knobs are just perfect! I'm currently working on almost the exact same dresser! Loving all my Vintage Skye treasures. Thanks so much!

  2. I love it! You did a great job with the colors and distressing. I even like the crack in top. I turn two holes into one hole all the time. It's worth the time if you have the right hardware, and your knobs were perfect.

  3. I love the colors you choose! And those knobs are to die for!

    Literally Inspired

  4. Love the way it turned out... so so pretty! The color, and the knobs, perfect.
    Also love the fact that you respect the piece. If it could talk... oh the stories it could tell. I like that about old, instead of a new piece!

  5. It's so very pretty! I love the paint color and it looks so perfect for you new knobs. Very well done!

  6. I love these. Just checked out your store! Amazing, you have great talent! I have a dresser I'm working on in my dining room. Can't wait to get some of your knobs to complete the look!