I was walking around the house the other day and realized that I’m a bit of a one-trick-pony decoratively speaking. I will add a new knob to anything.
Here’s how that same sideboard looked with old dated knobs.
As mentioned in previous posts, this house needed some major updating when we bought it. And in many situations, major updating meant major dough-ray-me. For example a kitchen reno. Ka-ching. We have plans to bring this kitchen into the 21st century, but until then, swapping out the Brady Bunch knobs was a simple improvement.
Here’s a picture of the kitchen we took during our walk through before closing on the house, so it has the full effect of the previous owner’s dated decor.
The same goes for updating furniture incidentally. This summer, I sold our old Craigslist foyer table to someone because she liked the knobs… go figure. I kid you not, this is the ONLY picture I could find of the thing, and it’s in the background of some candid shot I took (hence the clutter all over it…). You get the idea.
I’ve added knobs to: master bedroom built-in dresser, master bedroom closets, bathroom cabinets, Ikea dresser, black sofa table, kitchen cabinets, and our blue foyer table. That’s a lot of knobs.
With one or two exceptions, all of our knobs were bought at Homegoods for maybe $8 a package of 4. The kitchen cabinet knobs are from Lowes and I ordered the glass knobs for the sideboard table from Amazon.com… but all were very inexpensive. Fancier ones are available at lots of places: Pier 1 Imports, Anthropologie, World Market, etc.
Just like an afternoon shot of espresso, swapping out your knobs can be a real pick-me-up. That’s about as lame as you get for a post wrap-up…but it’s Friday so bear with me!
- Dressin’ Up the Dress-Up Dresser (ciburbanity.com)