Today’s favorite find is technically not mine but too good not to share! My client dropped off this gorgeous and very tall, Baker drop front secretary along with a lovely Bergere chair. She just purchased them online and was thrilled with her score! However, at some point in the past, they were painted a pale peach color and she needs them toned down.
It’s now taken apart into sections and waiting in my workroom for its makeover.
We have decided on creamy white and will purchase new drawer pulls to update the piece. Time to browse through D.Lawless Hardware and get started! I believe this one may take awhile 🙂
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I will wait patiently for an after.They are great pieces.
Can’t wait! Sounds awesome!
Baker??? You know that’s pretty close to the Rolls Royce of furniture, right? Sigh…It will be gorgeous, no doubt! 🙂
It is a beautiful piece! Rolls Royce?! Now I’m nervous lol!
WOW!! Absolutely gorgeous and that’s just in pictures….can’t imagine owning the pieces. Can’t wait to see the results. Have fun doing your thang!! :O)
How do you decide on the style of new pulls? I recently did a governor Winthrop secretary, and didn’t like its pulls, but really struggled to pick “new” ones. I ended up finding some on Craigslist, and then struggled on how to finish them. Do you try to stay true to the piece/time period, or just a look you like?
I really just go with what I feel fits the new finish and look of the piece. I also feel that sometimes old pulls look great painted, lightly brushed, left alone or refinished. It depends on the look you want. I remember I did a post on hardware – https://thepainteddrawer.com/2014/07/changing-the-look-with-pulls.html Thanks and best of luck finding the perfect look for your piece!
Can’t wait to see it finished! One question, do you have any problem with dog hair? I’m always finding strands on my project when I paint. Not sure how much schnauzers shed but I’m here to tell you Golden Retrievers shed A LOT..
Cute dog by the way. 🙂
Hi there! No, schnauzer’s don’t shed! One of the many great attributes of our little Lucky! Golden Retrievers and lovely too!