I found this to die for white dresser with brass hardware from Land of Nod, now called Crate & Kids, for $1099 and had to have it.
After my lusting settled down, I realized that I can create this same look for less.
1. Purchase a wooden dresser from any store. Depending on how much work you want to do, you can find an old one and sand it and paint it white, buy one that is already white, or buy a wooden unpainted one and paint it white. Also, it doesn’t even have to be white. How about the latest trend of blue? Maybe even Grey? Choose whatever color works best for you. Buying a dresser and painting it yourself will save you at least $70 for the dresser alone. But if you want the already painted white wooden dresser that I have, it came from Ikea.
2. Upon getting the desired color of your dresser and assembling it, you will need to find some gold/brass hardware that you love. I’m not much of an online shopper. I like to walk into a brick and mortar and see the item I’m purchasing before I make a purchase. I started looking for hardware at my local Lowe’s and Home Depot stores. They had some options that I liked but I also have this indecisive problem of never wanting to stop exploring. So then I ended up at Hobby Lobby and lastly online.
I ended up finding the most perfect hardware from Vintage Hardware and Lighting. They sell bronze handles + the L shaped and T shaped brackets that I was looking for. These items were pretty expensive so when we are no longer using this dresser, I need to remember to take the handles and brackets off for repurposing. Using these handles and brackets shaved about $200 off the cost of the Land of Nod dresser.
If you want to save closer to $400, search for cheaper handles. I really love the gold Artesia and Bauhaus pull handles from Liberty Hardware that are both available at the Home Depot. There are so many ways to achieve this campaign look.
But what if you don’t like the campaign style? There are no rules to this. You don’t have to use the L shaped brackets or T shaped brackets if you don’t want the campaign look. You could save even more money by ditching the campaign idea, painting your furniture the color of your choice and only swapping out the handles.
Speaking of handles, check out the Martha Stewart 3 in. Bedford Canopy Cup Cabinet Hardware Pulls from Home Depot. This was my first option when creating the campaign look but then I fell in love with the other handles.
3. When your hardware arrives, use your power drill and tools to screw these on. Then step back and admire your hard work. Oh and send us a picture please!! I would love to see your how it turned out!
SHOP THE LOOK
Hemnes 8-drawer dresser can be purchased from Ikea. To save more money on the look, I recommend purchasing the Trava 6-drawer pine chest and painting it yourself. This will allow you the creative freedom to choose whatever color you want and this change alone will save you $70!
Martha Stewart 3 in. Bedford Canopy Cup Cabinet Hardware Pulls from Home Depot.
If you’re thinking screw this DIY thing, I want to buy the finished product, the Kids White Campaign Wide Dresser can be purchased from Crate and Kids.
Avery’s crib is on SALE! You can get his Carousel Crib in Kelly Green from Crate & Kids.
Devine Color Speckled Dot Peel and Stick Wallpaper in Black can be purchased from Target.