Our Most Recent Blog Features

The new year has begun and D. Lawless is already being featured on blogs all across the internet. Let’s take one last look back at some of our December blog features though. Look below for the full scoop on our most recent blog features!

This new dining room design comes in on budget and looking fantastic with a purple theme to it. The farmhouse table pictured above was only $20. The corner cabinet, part of the original house, is adorned with our betsy fields glass purple knobs. See how the wall was decorated along with the rest of the room over at Ciburbanity.
This teal, black, and white girl’s bedroom reveal has a lot going on. Complete with polka dots, zebra pattern drawers, and more patterns this is surely a makeover you’ll want to check out. See how it comes together at A Home to Grow Old In.
A new living room with Jessica’s favorite color purple, being incorporated into touches, of a light, bright, and cheerful design. The coffee table is my Art’s Market with a fresh coat of white paint, distressed a bit to appeal to the homeowner’s desire for some rustic elements in this space. And the neutral couch and sofa were donated from an estate sale, with updated new pillows and throws. Shine Your Light will give you the details on the rest of the makeover.
This red, white, and black glamorous master bedroom makeover really has the touches of red popping. From the beautiful red curtains to the red upholstered bench, this bedroom really has it going on now. Check out Lauren Mcbride Blog for the full details on how this room is pieced together.
From trash to treasure, this thrift store headboard makes a great shelf with hooks. An incredible before and after look featured above, shows you what you can do with a little of grunt work and inspiration. The look is a bit of a distressed chalkboard. My re Purposed Life brings you this repurpose complete with our satin nickel double prong hooks.

Makeover Madness

Bathrooms, cabinets, kitchens, and much more in this makeover madness edition special. See all the before and afters by clicking over to the features that pique your interest the most!

kitchen cabinets
This kitchen cabinet makeover looks fantastic with our antique pewter knobs and pulls. While it originally had some beautiful colors, rustic beauty, and lots of character LZ wanted something with more of a modern feel. The results speak for themselves. Check out how it came together over at The Summery Umbrella.
white kitchen cabinets
Another kitchen renovation and this one truly is amazing on the before and afters. From a bare wood setting to an all white makeover this kitchen is renovated from top to bottom by Evolution of Style.
black desk home office
This home office goes from drab to fab in this makeover from Green with Decor. A lot of new decor was used in the makeover and you can find out how it all came together and where to get it for yourself by clicking over.
bathroom makeover
Finally, a bathroom makeover just for you. From bland, brown, and boring to totally fabulous with a spotted floor and reddish pink cabinets this makeover reveal from Love and Renovations is a must see!
farmhouse cabinet makeover
This was originally a traditional looking china cabinet and it got the farmhouse makeover. The cabinet was painted in a beautiful grey color called Steel Wool by Benjamin Moore. Brought to you by House of Hargrove.

D. Lawless Glass on Featured Blogs

We have a wonderful line of glass knobs and pulls under our own brand name. People absolutely love them and I’m sure you will too once you see all the different ways they have been put to use by some of our favorite DIY bloggers.

milk white dresser
First up is this white dresser, painted and distressed for the vintage look and feel that is has. Our milk white glass knobs and pulls help put the finishing touches on a nice dresser makeover from Number Fifty Three.
distressed bedside table
You’re really going to want to see how this charming bedside table comes together over at The Painted Drawer. Suzanne used some Annie Sloan chalk paint in Aubusson. And when distressed the deep blue looks fantastic on darker toned woods. Octagon glass knobs courtesy of D. Lawless go great with this piece.
under the bed storage
Purdy Little House takes some old drawers and creates some beautiful under the bed storage space for her kids room. The drawers were painted in a rich coral shade that goes great with our milk green glass pulls.
antique server table
This little antique server table in a red that certainly catches the eye uses our most popular item the 1-1/4″ clear glass knob. Stacey from Embracing Change makes it all happen from beat up worn out antique furniture to this brand new look in emperors silk.
typewrite black desk
Stacey from Embracing Change is a D. Lawless All Star so we couldn’t help but feature her twice. This antique beauty in miss mustard seeds typewriter milk paint is just gorgeous. The ice blue glass knobs provide the perfect contrast. Make sure to click over to see the full piece.
lingerie chest
This lingerie chest started off with an asain flair and went through an incredible transformation. Now it would be more aptly described as a stunning weathered lingerie chest with love birds decoupaged drawers. Just the Woods will give you the full scoop on the makeover.
yellow dresser
I love this yellow dresser using our clear glass knobs from Vintage Refined. Annie Sloan’s Arles gives it the deep yellow color that you see pictured and it’s rich enough that it doesn’t seem nursery, but soft enough that it doesn’t take you back to the 70’s. Fabulous makeover!

Wood Carvings and Appliques from Featured Blogs

We have some tremendous do it yourself type people at a number of different blogs that have made great use of our wood carvings and trim appliques. Stained, painted, or glazed to give each one a unique look, they makeover everything from dressers to shelves and a few things in between. Let’s have a look at all the different ways you can make our products go from good to outstanding!
diy trumeau mirror
To start we have this beautiful DIY trumeau mirrior from Patina Paradise. There is lot going on in this makeover with the stencil patterns and the worn or aged feel that it has. The wax added to the swag around the small mirror gives the piece more depth and marries the colours. Learn a few new techniques and tips by clicking over 🙂
scrolls cabinet

The “icing on the cake” provided by our 12″ scrolls makes this cabinet makeover look fantastic. Curb Alert takes a $20 broken record player/stereo cabinet and fixes it up beautifully.

french country wooden valance

Slightly Coastal used our scrolls too along with a center piece and some corner pieces for her French country wooden valance. The valances were built using 1/4″ birch plywood and inexpensive trim. Check out the full result over at her website.

tv armorie
Making use of our appliques and wood carvings, this features swag flowers, buds, & leaves. From a dark stain to this new light grey color this is now a fine TV armorie from Uniquely Grace.
miss mustard seed yellow dresser
The color you see here is actually two parts Linen and one part Mustard Seed Yellow. Using our knobs and flowers on curved stem applique, Noble Vintage makes this dresser makeover come together quite nicely.
white country shelf

Plum doodles did a number on this country curio shelf update. The before and after is striking. She used some milk paint with a bit of gray primer because of the way it gives a shadowy look to the white milk paint. And a bit of glaze around the wood applique to highlight the details. Get the full scoop at her blog.

center piece applique
This is just one of the appliques used in Christys Thrift Decorating article about how to decorate with wood appliques. With over one million page views, don’t miss out on the advice this blog has to offer.
classy antique dresser
From plain Jane to classy antique dresser makeover, our corner wood appliques help provide that classy antique look. With some center piece appliques and our satin pewter cup pulls this piece is complete. From Redo It Yourself Inspirations, see how this piece gets all jazzed up.

A Historical Tidbit About Chairs & Stools

A chair and a stool are two different distinct types of furniture. The stool came first. One of the earlier forms of seat furniture. A stool consists of a single seat, without back or armrests, on a base of either three or four legs. A chair is any piece of furniture with a raised surface that can be used to individually sit on. A chair without a backrest and armrest is considered a stool.

In the early times, stools were quite general and chairs were rare. Chairs were reserved for the gilded classes. Kings, noblemen, and statesmen used them to conduct their business or hold court. While your average pleb was relegated to sitting on stools, chests, or even the ground. Also, chairs in early times, were always ornate and exquisite, made from expensive material like ivory, bronze and acacia wood. Decorated with beautiful carvings and designs, they were handcrafted works of art.
In the 17th century, except in high society, there was often only one chair, that for head of the household. As the 18th century wore on, this condition was reversed. The progress of the position of women can almost be measured by this change. The Queen Anne, featured below, is quite rare partly for this reason. Foot stools of an ordinary character have always, of course, been in use.

Queen Anne Stool
To leave you with a dubious fact, according to the Furniture Treasury, most chairs have over time been cut down or destroyed because every third generation a short person occurs.
children's chairs

Ways to Use Your Oil Rubbed Bronze Hardware

Oil rubbed bronze is a very popular color these days. So, you might already have some or be choosing a particular kind you like already. We’d like to show off how some of our oil rubbed bronze hardware that has been used recently with these blog features.

Evolution of Style uses these matching venetian bronze cup pulls and knobs from Liberty Hardware. Featured on her white kitchen makeover they add a classy touch of style.
What a dresser! 16 drawers total and each with two little milk bottle knobs in oil rubbed bronze with a matching label holder so you know what you’re getting into. That’s My Letter created this gem.
Finding Purpose Furniture uses our venetian bronze with copper highlights pull in a squared off design with a slight arch on her bathroom makeover.

We carry the Copper Creek residential door collection and it was used by Wife in Progress to update her hallway. Check out Wife in Progress and/or our Copper Creek Collection.

From Home Road these oil rubbed bronze hooks make for a great welcome at the door coat hanger. Big with plenty of space for holding heavy coats and jackets.
From Colour Saturated Life this hardware offers clean and elegant lines and is a great addition to kitchen or bathroom cabinetry. This beautiful knob is a 2″ bar knob bronze with copper highlights available at our store.

7 Amazing Desk Makeovers

From thrift stores to Craigslist, there are some great before and after photos in this short list of desk makeovers.  Learn how with a little elbow grease you can create your own vintage desk look with this list from our blog partners.

gray and copper desk makeover
Choosing a custom created gray color for the base, Art is Beauty uses our copper kettle cup pulls for accent and style. You can see the incredible before and after photo above. Make sure to click over to see this incredible transformation break down.
blue and white desk makeover
Another great before and after, Kim Six Fix walks you through her desk makeover. Bought at a thrift store for only $9 this piece really comes together nicely. Painted in Evening Dove by Benjamin Moore this goes perfectly with our satin nickel knobs and pulls.
white and gold desk makeover
This is piece started out in a dull yellow and was then painted white with a gold stencil pattern on top for a beautiful accent. D. Lawless clear glass knob and pulls provide the finishing touches to a great desk makeover. Brought to you by Virginia Sweet Pea.
purple desk
In her Thrift Score Thursday, Maggie Over By Studios presents this lilac purple desk makeover. With the addition of some great modern knobs and pulls which contrast its traditional style the desk has a totally new look.
vintage white desk
This vintage desk has been given new life and I’m in love with its light and bright new look. The drawer liners are fabulous too with a simple cut of flower wrapping paper used. To see the full vintage desk makeover check out Making it in the Mountains.
blue green desk
A nice find off of Craigslist just a mile from her home this piece was painted in Valspar’s Ship Shape and then distressed a bit. Makes for a truly unique hue from Stacey Embracing Change in her sweet blue desk makeover. Pumpkin-shaped acrylic knobs adorn the drawers courtesy of us.
repurposed desk
My Repurposed Life takes an old sewing machine and turns it into a vintage desk. This would serve great as a vanity, makeup table, desk, or jewelry organizer. We are proud to have provided the one inch clear glass knobs for this repurpose.

Knobs and Pulls You Can Create with Our Bases

We have a great line of knob and pull bases that all kinds of individuals, groups, and businesses are using to create their own unique knobs and pulls. Made from all kinds of different materials with wonderful variety let’s take a look at some of the knobs and pulls our customers have created over the last few years.

black glass knob
First up is this beautiful piece of glass hardware from the kilns of Design Studio 180. These stylish black glass knobs are created by cutting and stacking art glass in layers.
glass cabinet hardware
Glass again, but this time from Siettos amazing custom glass cabinet knobs and pulls collection. Visit his site to see an amazing array of colors and styles of custom glass hardware.
custom lego dresser
Proving that you really can create anything and everything with our knob and pulls bases, Infarrantly Creative really shows off with this custom Lego made dresser complete with the Lego knobs. She turned and IKEA bookshelf into this small dresser. Click over to find out how.
diy selenite knobs
Gorgeous DIY selenite knobs from Rain on a Tin Roof. I believe the shade of green behind these adds to the beauty. With limited materials and a very cheap budget Jenna shows you how to make your own selenite knobs in 3 simple steps. 
custom rock knobs
From Dirt and Denim, this is an awesome tutorial on how to make your own rock knobs using our bases. Purchasing some rock knobs can cost you up to $12 a pop. Just learn how to make your own by visiting this blogs DIY.
cabinet knobs tutorial
Our knobs and pulls making section includes more than just bases. We also have glass cabochons which can be utilized in creating your own knobs as well. Sew Heart Felties takes some plain wood knobs and our glass cabochons to create this cute pink knobs with unique featured art in the centers.
diy clay drawer knobs
As pictured above, you can create your own DIY clay drawer label knobs in six easy steps. Liz Marie walks you through the process step by step over at her blog. Don’t miss out on her dresser makeover with these adorable clay drawer knobs!
DIY gift box
Happy Hour Projects creates this paper mache gift box with our glass cabochon and knob base featured on the top. The knob provides a nice finishing touch to a spectacular simple project you can do on your own with a little help in her DIY tutorial.
stone cabinet knobs
Lakeshore Stones in Michigan makes these absolutely beautiful cabinet knobs with our bases. Using petoskey stones, which are a rock and a fossil from Lake Michigan these pebble shaped knobs are composed of fossilized rugose coral.
black honeycomb pulls
Again from Sietto, who has an amazing collection of custom glass knobs and pulls using our bases, is these black honeycomb pulls with a very nice texture.
gemstone cabinet knobs
With My Intention does a ton of awesome accessorizing work whether it be jewelry or cabinet hardware and they use our knob making bases to create beautiful gemstone knobs like this one. These knobs come in amethyst, agate, carnelian, emerald, calcite, labradorite and more.
beach stone cabinet knobs
Tim at Lake House Treasury has an amazing array of simple, yet elegant beach stone cabinet knobs. In all different styles, and hand picked for their unique look, these are a must buy.
fused glass knobs
Uneek Glass Fusions creates some incredible custom glass knob and pulls that are each individually as unique as it gets. You have to check out the incredible collection all using our bases over at her website.

Card Catalogs with Our Fantastic Label Holders

We started our own line of label holders about 3 or 4 years ago and they have overall been a tremendous success and a wonderful addition to our own D. Lawless brands of hardware products. So many people have used them in different types of projects and pieces of cabinetry and furniture that the post would be too long to show them all. So, today we are just going to show you how they have been used for filing cabinets and card catalogs from our blogging friends.

DIY Faux Vintage Card Catalog from Simply Beautiful. This was her favorite project and it started out as a dresser bought at a garage sale for only $15. See how this piece comes together over at her blog.
This wood filing cabinet uses our antique brass cup label pulls to create a vintage look. Delightfully Noted created this cabinet for storing craft items turning clutter into an organized space.
Painted in General Finishes Corinth Blue this vintage apothecary style cabinet carries some age and interest. Our antique brass finished label holders were used again, but this time with the finger pull style. Brought to you by Number Fifty Three.
You can see the incredible before and after photo above. Another faux card catalog made from an old dresser. Pili from My Sweet Things takes you step by step for the wonderful transformation.
A curbside find of a child’s chest of drawers is turned into a vintage card catalog from Prodigal Pieces. From trash to treasure, this piece looks stunning with our label holders providing the finish touch.
In her industrial themed furniture makeover come see how this thrift store piece of furnitured turned into a beautiful Fax Card Catalog complete with our label holders from Brepurposed.

11 Fantastic Dresser Makeovers To Inspire You

We are proud to have worked with tons of different blogs in their furniture makeovers. Today, we are going to take a look at the wonderful variety of dressers with our hardware featured.

two tone dresser
This piece was in structurally excellent condition and was solid mahogany. After some sanding and a new mid toned gray paint job, the two top drawers were stained creating an intriguing contrast of colors. From Number Fifty Three, learn how this piece comes together with our sun aged glass knobs providing the final touches.
wythe blue dresser
Hand painted in the prettiest blue-green this color is called Wythe Blue by Four Chairs. Going for a hand me down look, Gypsy Magpie wants this piece to look like it was inherited from Grandma’s house. Our clear glass knobs help match the hardware with the aged look and feel Missy was going for.
trophy grey dresser
In Stacey’s words, this rustic glam dresser in trophy is perfect. Trophy is such a great grey. Reminiscent of the grey on a plaid wool blanket you wrap yourself into on a crisp fall day. The dresser already had a terrific grain to go with the grey and our bail pulls help match the theme of the piece. See the whole makeover at Stacey Embracing Change.
white dresser
Classing it up, 58 Water Street goes with a stained top and white paint job to create a nice contrast. Combined with out satin brass pulls this piece is simple yet elegant.
white farmhouse dresser
Shopping yard sales for farmhouse decor, My Creative Days presents this “Picket Fence” white farmhouse dresser. Goes to show that you can find a little bit of gold if you take the time to search through the trash. The perfect finished look is all Lindsay, but we did provide the contrasting black knobs and pulls for the project.
stained dresser
Refreshing this dresser in a similar style as it once was, a stain based makeover was in the works over at The Painted Hive. In a how to stain a timber video tutorial, you can check out all the details that made this piece. And don’t forget those gorgeous brass label pulls featured.
hand painted dresser
In a regal appearance, barn door red meets metallic bronze. Just the Woods hand painted this dresser in tanner brown and then glazed with bronze hardware opulence. Our hardware also had a change in color. The ornate satin pewter bails pulls were turned into a bronze to match this piece.
french linen dresser
For this piece, Vintage Refined started by painting two coats of French Linen over the entire buffet. Not sure what to do next she started
experimenting. To freshen it up, the wash technnique was used with Old Ochre. The overall effect reminds me of a distressed wood look. The bail pulls were provided in brass but had a spray coat of oil rubbed bronze used on them.
bathroom vanity
Learn how to create a beautiful bathroom vanity from a vintage dresser. Lovely Etc shows you an extremely inexpensive way to get a custom vanity that looks expensive on the cheap. The milk white glass knobs courtesy of us.
mid century modern dresser
A huge labor of love went into this project. You’ll want to see the before and after photos for this mid century modern dresser makeover. The contrast between the dark body and the driftwood drawers makes for a great combination. High Style Restyle uses our bronze pulls to put the finishing touches on this piece.
mint dresser
Cassie Bustamante shares this sweet mint dresser with us. With a Rifle Paper Co palette, these colorful hand painted pink knobs were used to really makes the piece pop. Too see how the depth and character were put into this piece click on over.
We hope you found some inspiration along the way. Those were some fabulous dresser makeovers to check out. We are proud to have provided the hardware for each and every one of these posts.