They are gold leafed bamboo knobs! Yup, I'm still going crazy for gold leaf. Want to see the dressers they are going on?
That gorgeous finish was done with many cans of spray paint and two very sore fingers.
Here is the before... my clients were going to toss these, and I am sure they were still a bit hesitant when I said I had big plans for them.
The supplies - spray primer and glossy navy spray paint. I went through about 3 cans of the primer and many cans of the blue.
The bedroom these dressers are going in is a work in progress, but I thought I'd show you the "during" shots anyway:
I love how the gold leaf just POPS off that navy blue!
(obviously the headboard and frames are not mounted yet)
I cannot wait to finish this room. This home is a project I started at the beginning of January. Was I crazy taking on another client when moving just four weeks later? Perhaps, but things are turning out really great. I'm also planning a trip back to California around the end of April/Early May, so I'll be able to finish up things here.
The headboard I made out of another used Craigslist headboard, some foam and some $3/yard menswear fabric from eBay. I love the subtle houndstooth in white and brown:
The small pattern really works nicely with the large patterned Dwell Studio sheets I found at Target (also seen in the image above):
You probably recognize the Nate Berkus for HSN throw pillows... they were only $8!!
Let me tell you, when everything is said and done I think this bedroom re-do will come in way under $1,000 (dare I say $500?). It just goes to show you don't need a lot of money to transform a room into something pretty :)
On a side note, I want to appologize for my crappy iPhone pictures... I have plans to buy an SLR soon!
My client projects have all been wrapped up as much as they can before I leave, so the next four days will be all about packing! Booo. I'd much rather be decorating!