Florence is a fun, vibrant color and this plain dresser needed a little vibrancy in its boring life.
The existing hardware was not helping the situation. In my mind I pictured some kind of bin pulls with labels for the drawers. Putting my vision into reality is often a challenge and the hardware search proved to be no exception. I scoured ebay for days looking for the right pulls to dress up the drawers. I finally found these amazing, vintage, ex-card catalog pulls for a fantastic price. I patched the old knob holes and attached the new card catalog pulls, which added so much character to this previously drab piece of furniture.
I used a dry brush technique to apply the one coat of Florence Chalk Paint®, allowing the dark wood finish to show through the paint. Then I used a damp cloth to wipe off extra paint along the edges, before it dried completely, leaving a naturally aged looking finish.
I love the way the Florence looks with the vintage, brass pulls. This was such a simple fix up, but it made a drastic difference.