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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

D. Lawless Friends Projects: Final Four Edition

I am a University of Kentucky fan as I grew up in the Tri-State area getting all their games on TV, but this year my alma mater Loyola University has miraculously made it to the Final Four!

I was trying to think of things as unlikely as this but nothing satisfies. They even came to Peoria early this year and got beat by Bradley! Ha! Yet here they are. I remember passing the single basketball trophy while on campus showing off their 1963 NCAA title and thinking they would NEVER add to the display. So fingers crossed, go Ramblers!!

Now, onto people that perform at a high level a bit more consistently than the Ramblers...

First up is Amy at Saved by A.Bell. She used these vintage style bail pulls on a nice dresser makeover. I am a fan of contrast between the hardware and where it's mounted, so I think this looks very nice. I also love her staging area with the brick wall!

vintage bail pull

Monday, March 26, 2018

D. Lawless Hardware Friends Projects: 50 Degrees & Snowing Edition

So many group members have graciously been submitting photography that I am getting behind. That's a good thing though! The next few posts will probably be short and to the point so that I can get everyone featured and get caught back up.

So assuming everyone isn't buried in snow and can read this. I'll get started!

First up is a real life friend of mine (I met her at the General Finishes Expo) Val at Love My DIY Home! Val used matching hardware from Liberty in a nice Venetian Bronze finish and this a good example of a perfect hardware match. The bronze pulls really go perfectly with the tones of the dresser!

dresser with bronze hardware

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The D. Lawless Hardware Depression Glass Collection

The D. Lawless Hardware Depression Glass Collection has been curated over 20 years by Dave Lawless who has more than enough experience in the glass business. For over 40 years D. Lawless has carried a large stock of real antique and vintage glassware from Smith Glass, Westmoreland, and many others.  Along with that, Tru-Vex glass manufactures bent glass for use in hundreds of thousands of curio cabinets for showing off the glass. So if there is one thing we know, it's glass!

The shades and colors in this collection are directly inspired by the real depression glass we have in our brick and mortar store. We even created carnival glass knobs and pulls that can't be found anywhere else! This collection is high quality and you can't get better depression glass by paying more. To prove it we have a ton of wonderful photos from professional home and furniture designers!

Just received this great set of photos from Eastern Shore Chic of our clear glass knobs used on a wonderful, high detail dresser makeover. Wonderful!

Monday, March 19, 2018

D. Lawless Partners: Spring Equinox Edition

Spring is here! Depending on where you are north to south it may already be Spring! What's that? You thought it was Spring when they told you it was? And it is the same for everyone? No way! The Spring equinox signaling the beginning of Spring actually happens at a different time for everyone depending on how far north or south they live. So Spring is here for some, and other have to wait a LITTLE longer.

What you don't have to wait for is beautiful projects featuring D. Lawless Hardware! This week we have a ton of beauties!

Kicking us off is Designs by Dee where Denise used our solid brass restoration cup pulls and matching drop pulls on this beautiful china cabinet. I probably say it every time I see it, but brass and blue is one of my favorite looks and this piece is a great example of why. I also really love how the wood trim and detail was left stained. A real beauty!  Here are the cup pulls.

china cabinet with cup pulls

Thursday, March 15, 2018

D. Lawless Friends & Partner Projects: March Madness Edition

I'm not huge into sports anymore, but my favorite event of the year is the NCAA basketball tourney! I love how it's unpredictable and anyone can win. I'm normally a University of Kentucky fan as I grew up in the IL, KY, IN tri-state corner and their games were always on TV more than even the University of IL games. But this year MY LOYOLA RAMBLERS made the tourney! Loyola University Chicago is the only team from IL to ever win the NCAA title and they are going for it again! I won't hold my breath though...they are a bit of an underdog let's just say...

Okay, enough of my RAMBLING! :) That was corny...seriously here are some mad awesome projects from the DLH Friends group!

First up is this lovely two piece bedroom set from E Jay Vintage Modern! The cup pulls are actually our "ready to fire" ceramic pulls from our DIY section, but they look great in their plain Jane form on the little dresser. As usual, great staging and photography as well!

two piece bedroom set

Monday, March 12, 2018

D. Lawless Friends Projects: Go Away Winter Edition

Good day to everyone! The time change magically has given us more time! Oh wait, it didn't, but it feels like it? In my opinion we need to ditch daylight savings time. It's ridiculous and is linked to a greater incidence of heart attack!!  But this is a hardware blog so I'll shut up about that. Just thought it was interesting.

But if daylight savings doesn't technically brighten our day, then we can still rely on my partners and customers to wow us with beautiful furniture design and updates each week!

First up I'll show off this nice before and after collage from Mara at Vintage & Retail Therapy. This post was the top post in the month of February in our Facebook group and Mara won a $25 gift card to D. Lawless for being the top contributor!

dresser before and after

dresser with cup pulls

Next up, Fallon at Market House Restorations sent in these amazing photos of our milk glass depression knobs! The little cabinet looks great and her staging skills are off the chart! The matching milk glass vases look amazing!

white milk glass knobs

white milk glass vases and knobs

Lisa at RE-Loved Treasures shared this beautifully updated Victorian Eastlake piece and used some bail pulls from our restoration section! I'm a big fan of mixing wood stain and paint so I think this one looks just great

eastlake dresser makeover

Here we have several nice photos from Jane at Vintage Transformation Studio on a dark dresser makeover that features some of Liberty Hardware's pineapple rigid bail pulls. Great choice of hardware for a big sturdy dresser like this!

black dresser makeover

liberty pineapple rigid bail pull

top view of dresser makeover

On this lovely dresser makeover Jen at Wildflower Restorations took advantage of our free knobs section for DLH Friends members and it worked out perfectly for both of us! I got nice pictures of the knobs and she saved a little bit on her costs!

blue dresser makeover

custom dresser door detail

And finally we have Margy from the Friends group. Margy operates MKP Crafties, doing all sorts of things besides furniture. I love the great painted detail on the top and front drawers! Looks great and really shows off our pink acrylic knobs well!

pink dresser makeover

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