Icing on The Cake - Bench

Disclosure: Remember all opinions I share about the products in my post are 100% my own with complete honesty.The post contains sponsored links from D. Lawless Hardware

Whew...another month..

and another fabulous makeover 
involving another fabulous sponsor... 

I love hardware.. of all sorts.  I will sometimes work around a set of hardware because I just love it so much.  D. Lawless Hardware has some of the most beautiful hardware....and one of my favorites to add a little detail is from their applique' section.  

I've been fortunate to have used many knobs/pulls and appliques from D. Lawless like these - 

I used appliques from D. Lawless Hardware on the front of the door and on the top back to create a little detail to what once was a plain cabinet. 

Wine Cabinet using applique'
Using jadeite knobs from D. Lawless I gave this Secretary Desk a little extra beauty!!

Old Chippy Secretary Desk
For this month I took an ugly old beat up chest I picked up from an old estate.  It had great bones and was solid... 

You can see what the first order of business would need to be...

But, look at the inside... perfect condition!

All I did was wipe it out and clean it up a bit..

But, the poor girl was ratted and rough around the edges.  I knew I could make her look pretty again!

I striped her clean, I sanded her (not shown in pictures) to remove all of the glue residue.  By the way, sanding that glue was not an easy job!! 

I knew she'd need just a little bling to make her sparkle just a little, she deserved it from the life she had given of herself!

I attached the applique' I had gotten from D. Lawless, gave her a good coat of primer.... 

And, I painted it a couple of coats of a custom mix blue.. I wanted the blue to be close to the lighter shade in the cushion.  

I had removed the the top and added a cushioned top.  This fabric was a table cloth I found on clearance at Home Goods.  And, I just thought the design went well with the applique'!!

And, then she was pretty again.  With her added large applique' to bring some beautiful detail attention her way, and the gold pulls just puts the icing on the cake.

I think she turned out just stunning!  I love that with something as simple as a little paint, beautiful hardware and the ease of adding an applique' turned this from an eye sore to a sweet & loving bench!

I can't even begin to tell you how grateful we are to have D. Lawless as our sponsor for our August Fab Flippin Contest!!  

D. Lawless is a family owned and operated company with a ton of hardware choices.  They also offer a wonderful variety of different furniture necessities at insanely low prices.  
Their service always goes above and beyond!  It's always a pleasure to speak with them on my next project (they get as excited about it as I do).

Contest Details -
Submission Deadline: Saturday, Aug. 22nd (12 am EST)
Theme: “Icing On The Cake"

1st Place - $200 Gift Certificate
and this month...a 2nd Place prize of...
$50 Gift Certificate

Please be sure to stop by our lovely hosts this month to view their "icing on the cake" pieces! 

Charlotte @ Ciburbanity  

Entrants participating in this month's competition can link up their furniture makeovers to any of the above Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest hosts blogs by submission date. 

So come back often to see what's been linked up...

If interested in participating in this contest going forward, please contact Evey at info@eveyscreations.com or Stacy at info@anastasiavintage.com. We'd certainly love to have you!

Love, peace & happiness ~


  1. I love all of your projects using D. Lawless Hardware. Those jadeite knobs are just lovely! And the work you put into that bench, you gave it an overall! It looks amazing, Lynn!

    1. Thank you friend!! Those jadeite are some of my absolute favorite knobs ever!!!

  2. Beautiful bench, Lynn! I love the blue, and you are right on, the applique is PERFECT with that fabric!

    1. Thank you, Kimm!! I love how the applique just changed the whole piece :)

  3. Thank you so much for introducing me to D. Lawless Hardware...I am in love with their options! Awesome job on the bench...it's a true transformation :)


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