So, after Eliza finished up her waxing, I had a couple more suggestions for her.
Wood finish looks great…. except for that one scratch? If you have nicks and scratches, you can get a wood marker at the hardware store in a pretty close match and just color in the scratch-usually they are sold in the main colors such as walnut, oak, or cherry. Just get a decent pick of the color on your cell phone if you don’t know the wood and you should be able to match the color on the package at the store.
Style of the piece still looking a little more staid the you hoped? Try a hardware change-you can get new knobs and pulls just about anywhere these days, I’ve even seen them at TJ Maxx! My go-to favorite place for hardware is the Anthropologie sale section. And my favorite thing about Anthropologie-they have a ridiculous return policy. So if you find you didn’t use them but left them laying in the drawer for a year…. it’s okay, just make sure the receipt goes in the drawer, too.
And don’t be afraid to mix and match-you love the expensive knobs but they are too expensive? Can you put one on the center drawer and match the rest with something cheaper? I found the cute animal knobs below on sale at Pottery Barn Kids but that was all they had (and all that I needed, really)-the pulls came from Home Depot.
*Disclosure: All opinions are my own and sadly I have no affiliation with Anthropologie or Home Depot.