Wednesday, May 2, 2012

{The Duchess}

We've got some royalty in our home and her name is Duchess.

She's regal and grand and full of storage.

Here's how she started:

Aside from really dingy hardware, she didn't need too much work.
The pulls got cleaned and sprayed and her body was restored.

And, here she is now...

Gorgeous, right?!
To be honest, Mike isn't sure about the gold.  He was pulling for oil-rubbed bronze, but I thought (and Rachel had my back!) that gold would be a fun change.

Grayson would like to say hello.  :)

She's in our living room (the front room) and holds all of my office supplies and in-stock kits from the store.

There is some really pretty detail work on her, too.  She definitely lives up to her Duchess title.  

But, my favorite part?  She has three hidden drawers.
Mike painted them with chalkboard paint...

And I can label them, change them, keep them current!
 So there you have it.  She took Donald Draper's place and I must say, she holds a TON more than he did.  

And for that reason, she's not for sale.  Yet.  If you know me, you know I change out the furniture in this house just about weekly.  So, you just never know.  :)


Linked up at House of Hepworths, Embracing Change, Somewhat Simple, Miss Mustard Seed


  1. Gorgeous! Another life saved! Loved that you went for the gold ;) I love to glam up on hardware, it's like jewelry. And your new lady is rockin' it!
    Rachel @ Thrifty Inspirations

  2. THat is a stunning piece. I love the chalkboarded drawers - what a cool litle surprise! Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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