WhiteBerry Hardware

I packed home this adorable little dresser a few weeks ago. There were no plans to paint it because I love the ‘limed’ wood, so it was destined to be WhiteBerry Found Treasure… kind of. The longer it sat around the more and more attached I became to this bleached-out dresser. But it was very short and had some uglyyyyy handles (not original, so I trashed ’em). Over the span of several Lee Valley runs I tried out numerous styles but nothing felt right.
The knobs were original and I really wanted to keep those so I started thinking about what might look “rustic” enough.
Which is where my love of twine came in handy. I wanted to incorporate knots for a nautical touch so I simply braided some twine, knotted each end…

As well as the insides to secure them. And in about 5 minutes I had myself some FREE handles that perfectly suit the style of the dresser and our dining room.

We also added some casters for some much needed height. Now I am fairly certain that this will be staying put!!
And a big thanks to my sister for her Life in the Fun Lane inspired crafts! We have some major decorating to do at her place this week before she has her first house guests so look out for her REALLY inexpensive guest room ideas~
WhiteBerry Hardware

25 thoughts on “WhiteBerry Hardware

  1. Holly, I LOVE this! I'm also really addicted to bleached furniture right now. I can't get enough of it…doing it for clients and keeping pieces for myself. :) Beautiful additions! -shaunna :)


  2. ohmygoodness!!!! i'm a lover of twine too and have been looking/waiting/saving for some new knobs on a dresser in my daughters room~ i think you just gave me the inspiration i needed!!! cool stuff.

    love your site. beautiful. fun.


  3. I have to comment because I recently bought a dresser from Kijiji for my son's bedroom. My niece is moving in with us, and we are building twin beds to replace his double.

    Anyway, I wanted the dresser to match the beds so I refinished it. The thing was this: the center holes are 4.25 inches apart and I cannot find drawer pulls!

    I thought about using rope (when I was trying to sell my son on a cowboy/cowgirl theme)!

    And although I didn't go with the rope, I have to say it is great to see it in your project!

    Looks great!!!

    PS. Just love your blog!


  4. rebekkaseale says:

    Your blog is AWESOME! I realllly love that ship painting…I am always wanting to collect antique ship paintings. You just totally re-inspired me.


  5. I love how you are always so inventive and think outside the box!!! Such a fantastic idea!
    Nathaniel finally got a baby pug :) I think if he could have found a mung-kee look a like he would have gotten one of those instead LOL! Her name is Gizmo (cause she looks like a gremlin:) So our house is more and more like a version of the Edmonton zoo than ever!!


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