Were people shorter back in the 70s? Seriously. Have you noticed how short furniture was back then. And antique furniture, well you can forget about it if you're over 5 feet tall. I wonder if we've grown collectively over the decades?
Regardless, these days we like big, chunky furniture. Take this lovely French Provencal dresser circa 1970. I had a whole set very similar this when I was growing up and my bet is a lot of little girls did. And I have to say, I never realized how short it all was until now!
Once upon a time I purchased this set of lovely vintage French Provencal bedroom furniture and every client who's looked at it since has said, 'It's too short' and my reply has always been, 'But we can add legs!'. No one took me up on it....
Until now! All it took were these marvelous claw and ball legs to take it from stumpy 1970s to tall, stately and 21st century!
It's modern, yet traditional and completely timeless. And best of all, it's tall!
See. Sometimes it's as simple as just adding legs. I know a few certain someone's who are kicking themselves right about now!
This particular piece, while it looks stunning in my dining room and I would very much like to keep it, will be going to live in a bedroom. I wish it were my bedroom.
In addition to adding a base for the legs and adding the legs; it was also necessary to redrill the holes for those awesome new pulls. The trick with that is, no one should be able to tell you did that when you're done! New drawer tracks were installed as well because the years, and children, had not been kind to the original ones.
Do you see these stunning cup pulls? They are solid brass with a polished nickel finish. They are like little mirrors for your fingers and I am in love.
And as if they weren't awesome enough already, my client asked, 'Can they be monogrammed?' and as my jaw hung open I replied, 'I don't know! Let's find out!'. And we did!
And they are!
The moral of this is story is, my best design consultant is in elementary school.