As you might know, I love great black and white decor. Bonus points if it’s black and white stripes. But a trend I’ve been following that takes the black and white decor to another level is black and copper! I feel that black and copper is just as classy as black and white so for this month’s Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest I chose give my piece a knew updated classy look. I hope you love this black and copper furniture makeover as much as I do and be sure to check out the contest entries!
Our contest sponsor is D. Lawless Hardware. They are my go to for hardware on all of my furniture makeovers! They have a great selection, happy to answer your questions and they are so quick to get you your items.
Let me also introduce you to our hosts. Top left is me! | Bottom Left is Saved by Scottie | Middle is the creator of the contest and owner of Evey’s Creations | Top Right is Jodi of Glittered Barn Designs | Bottom Right is Christy of Ritzy Parties
Be sure to check out their sites and creations!
On to the black and copper makeover fun!
Black and Copper Furniture Makeover
To start things off we’ve got a good before photo. As my readers know, I don’t always remember to take a before photo. I was one handle into the project and remember to take a photo! This piece was given to me years ago. It had an attached set of shelves with painted flowers and it was on it’s way out so I snatched it up. I didn’t take the included shelves but the base easily stood on it’s own. I’ve had it in our guest bathroom for storing towels and extra things our guests might need. The bathroom has no storage so this little piece is perfect.
I’ve wanted to give the guest bathroom a little update. It’s probably the only room in the house that hasn’t received a new coat of paint since we moved in 6 years ago. I want to keep it clean and classy so I will probably give it a nice coat of white but I wanted this piece to stand out.
I took the previous handles off and filled in the holes (new handles are a different size). Gave it a good cleaning and went to work. I used a black chalk like paint I already had on hand. I’ve used it before on other projects so I knew it would go well with other things in the house. That’s a good tip to keep in mind when painting furniture. Make sure the color you choose can be used in other rooms in the house. You never know when you will need it somewhere else!
And here’s the after photo. I had some hiccups along the way that I wanted to share with you so you don’t make the same mistakes!
First of all to mark the holes for the pulls I used an index card. I put the edge of the card up against the holes and marked them with a sharpie. I then measured and marked off the center. I wish I had done this to begin with because trying to hold the pulls and a level and a pen just wasn’t working and I ended up filling more holes and touching up paint before getting the pulls on level.
The next tip is to measure everything, and measure more than once. Heck, measure more than twice! The top drawer had a single knob but it had a stabilizing screw for the decorative piece. I filled in the two outside holes and called it good. I thought using the two inside knobs for the knew copper knobs would prevent me from needing to measure and drill more holes. Think again! I should have use the two right side holes. The stabilizing screws were both on the left side.
And since I measured the pulls from the knobs (of course) everything on the right side is just off slightly.
I was just going to take a picture of it at an angle and call it good. No one would notice right? But this is real life and sometimes user errors get the best of you. So don’t make my mistakes!
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