It took a long time, but it was worth it. Oh, was it ever worth it.
But, and unfortunately there is so a but, I have a dilemma. The hardware that fit my nightstand does not fit my dresser. I don't want to drill new holes; I'm so scared I'll mess up something that I cannot fix. The knobs fit just fine, but the pulls do not.
|See the cute little pull? Yeah, that's about 1 inch too small for|
the dresser drawer's holes.
Super. Sad. Face.
So now I am facing a problem. What on Earth do I do? I want my nightstand and dresser to match. I tried painting my old hardware, which would totally work if the little detail that cannot be spray painted was not off-white.
I don't know what to do. I guess I could have mismatching hardware and look for something that has 4 inch apart holes instead of 3 inch holes. I probably should have measured, but I just assumed they would be the same size because the old hardware is the same; the holes are just in different spots.
So I'm probably going to hit up Lowe's tomorrow to return the previous pulls and see what I can find. In the meantime, here is a before and after shot of my dresser.
|Pardon the open drawers. I can't close them since the hardware is|
MIA at the moment.
|Here is an up-close shot with the old hardware (bottom drawer) painted|
Oil-rubbed bronze. It looks okay, but the cream color in the middle of
the handle just doesn't look crisp like the rest of the dresser.