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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Furniture Makeovers with Bail Pulls!

One the of the most traditional hardware styles for chest of drawers and dresser are bail pulls. D. Lawless Hardware started as a furniture manufacturing company and one of the first styles we started having produced (eventually leading to our hardware business) was a group of bail pulls that we used on hutches and pie safes. Dave Lawless did antique reproduction furniture so it was imperative to have the historically accurate, traditional bail style hardware for each piece.

Since then we've gone on to sell thousands and thousands to other furniture manufacturers and more recently to people participating in the trend of updating and painting old furniture or restoring antiques furniture. We've been lucky to get photos of much of their work over time, so it makes for a perfect blog post all about bail pulls!

First up we have a couple of pieces using our Hepplewhite style bail pulls on two very nice furniture makeovers from Twig & Thyme Design and Captiva Home. The Hepplewhite style usually features a full oval or circular backplate, protecting the furniture from hands and the swinging bail.

hall tables with bail pulls

dresser makeover with hepplewhite bail pulls

The swan neck bail pull is the simplest and most commonly used style. For this very reason we have a ton of photos of them. These come in an antique English, which is common finish on furniture of this style.  I've got more, but I'll stick with these three lovely pieces from Finding Silver Pennies, In My Own Style, & HalfPast Four!

traditional hutch with bail pulls

bright corner hutch with antique english bail pulls

dresser makeover with bail pulls

This next piece is  a new exclusive D. Lawless Hardware product that we just got in around spring of 2019. Decorative roses and beaded center in a verdigris finish. Already we've gotten a couple nice projects shared with us from two furniture professionals! The first from Lotus Theory Designs and the next from Flippin Furniture Design.

verdigris bail pull

verdigris bail pulls on white dresser

To finish up I've got some nice shots of our rosette bail pulls from Creative Moments (one of our top contributors) and a few nice pieces that were provided by generous customers. This style adds a nice elegant touch to a lot of pieces for some reason. Maybe it's the thin, dainty look. They are plenty strong though!

thin bail pulls in brass

dresser makeover in white

two tone dresser with brass bail pulls

hall table with cabinet and bail pulls

Thank you for reading and thank you to all the furniture artists featured today and thank you to everyone else that sends me their work!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you foe these posts. I really learn from them and enjoy them. K