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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Popular Product Feature: ORB Baroque Style Cup Pull

We just introduced this line of oil rubbed bronze baroque hardware a few months back and have already sold out of one of the knobs! The products are so popular because of the their style and price. Over the last couple months I've had the pleasure of receiving a lot of photos of this cup pull from happy customers, so I thought I'd show it off in an article!

Several of the projects use the matching knobs as well!

Jane at Vintage Transformation Studio us them on a cute little desk and I love the outside staging area. Beautiful photos!

baroque cup pull

desk with cup pulls

Boxwood & Brass has contributed a lot of photos over the past year and we are very appreciative of their work and their willingness to partner with us. I really love the contrast between the cup pulls and top and the bright white on this dresser. great staging again!

white dresser makeover

baraoque cup pulls up close


Re-luv'd Furniture out of Oregon sent us this cute little secretary and I love the photo because I don't think I'd have ever though these cup pulls would go with a blue piece but the dark navy blue and the dark oil rubbed bronze really look nice together!

blue secretary makeover

I believe Melissa at Vintage Keiralie did this desk makeover as a present for her father she said when posting to the group. I bet he was ecstatic! A true beauty and I can see myself penning a letter on this beauty! Haha, does anyone write letters anymore?

writing desk makeover

baroque cup pulls

Lori at Butterfly Furniture sent in this lovely lingerie dresser with a pull on each drawer. I think the paint job goes great with the bronze cup pulls. Like a deep sea blue with a touch of bronze or black in the paint job? I can't tell, but it looks wonderful!

lingerie dresser makeover



oil rubbed bronze cup pull

Kim at Furniture Rescue sent in this cool whiskey themed dresser. I've been known to enjoy a whiskey or too and probably enjoyed a few too many last time I went out, haha! Really cool and the dark cup pulls go well with the dark (stained I'm guessing?) wood.

whiskey dreseer

And finally a beautiful piece from a new member of the DLH Friends group Lee Ann at Simply Divine! Great Christmas staging and the I think the oil rubbed bronze pulls go perfectly with the paint job!! It's almost like there is a bit of bronze in the paint shading! Maybe there is...as you can tell I'm no painting expert, lol, I stick to hardware.

desk makeover with cup pulls

simply divine cup pull

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Friends Befores & Afters Part V

Well, it took me almost til the end of the year, but I've finally finished the DLH Friends before and after series! This one is just as good as the rest and features several projects from some real talented people. I'll dive right in...

 First up is Sarah at Sweet Redemptions. Sarah does beautiful work and I was quite excited to pick her up not only as a customer but as a group member. The before looks like the piece of junk we've all got in the guest room or somewhere just begging to be tossed or upgrade. The final product is worthy of the showroom! Sarah also used our new baroque style hardware (which I guess I'll stop calling new eventually...LOL!) which makes me VERY happy. We'll have these cup pulls in three new finishes early next year.

Dresser before

sweet redemptions after

Next up, DOUBLE J! Jeanne & Janice from Amazing Grace Furniture Revival! They took this boring old piece, which obviously had some potential which the great detailed doors and drawers, and turned it into truly unique piece. ANNNND  they used our other finish of baroque cup pulls in verdigris! I really love this piece!

dresser before

Dresser after

I've known Colleen of Painted Gem Creations for awhile now and I'm lucky I do or she'd be putting someone else's hardware on her beautiful work! Again, we have a boring entertainment center like so many of us have sitting around being boring. Total change up and the result looks fantastic! The distressed blue paint job alone could brighten up a room! And the mission style hardware is an unexpected nice touch as this piece definitely isn't a mission style any more! This is why I don't choose hardware for people...only the artist knows what piece is perfect.

mission style before

mission style after

To finish up we haveTeri from Paint by Layers. I was just perusing Teri's page and it appears she's one of those super productive people that put the rest of us to shame, lol! Looks like she's putting out a piece of the same quality as below every week! I love the paint job and how it brings out all the nice details in the original wood! She used cup pulls instead of bails on the update and I think it look wonderful!

paint by layers before

paint by layers after

That's all til next time. If I forgot anyone that has given me before and afters it's just because I'm the least organized person in the world! So please just remind me or send again because I want to feature everyone! Also, join our mailing list!!

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Peoria Small Business I Shop At #1 - Pottstown Meat & Deli

I am starting a new series today that I hope will be a long one. Over the years I keep pressuring myself more and more to shop at small businesses instead of big box stores. I know that if I expect people to shop with me then I need to be reciprocating. I know it's hard and I don't blame anyone for getting the best price wherever they can get it, but as I shop at more and more small businesses I have begun to realize that THEY HAVE THE BEST PRICE. Or at least, once you factor in service and quality they are very competitive.

So without further ado, the small business I frequent the most, Pottstown Meat & Deli. They have a great small business feel. They are very friendly and the meat is always fresh!

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Their Facebook page is has all of their information and they have quite a nice following for a deli! You can see why with the photos I grabbed from their page. My favorite thing is that they carry grass fed beef and bison from local farmers in the central, IL area.

From their about page:

"For 4 generations and over 100 years, the Barth family has had the great opportunity to provide the Peoria area with the finest pork and choice beef available. Customer satisfaction has always been our number one goal. Years of experience along with customer feedback has allowed us to deeply understand our customers’ needs. In 1995, Pottstown Grocery, Meat and Deli put in our first smokehouse, providing our customers with some of the finest smoked hams, sausages, bacon, etc. that many of our customers had not experienced in years."

STEAKS!!

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BRATS!!

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And now for the gross part! HHAHAHAAHA! I have these photos because I send them to my mom to gross her out. I buy pig tails, chicken feet, and pigs feet to cook up as healthy treats for the dogs! YUMMY! The last picture is Patxi digging into a delicious pig foot!

pig's tails

chicken feet


So I know we have a few customers in this area. If you are reading this check out Pottstown Meat & Deli! And join our mailing list to support our small business!

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