Tuesday, March 8, 2011

It's in the Details

I find that details make a piece.  In this case I am talking about knobs and pulls. I have four pieces of furniture I have recently refinished.  When Hobby Lobby had their knobs and pulls 50% off I gave each of these new pieces the hardware they deserved.

China hutch before:

China hutch after:
 knobs: $2.50 each
Please excuse the shadows from the chandelier


I wanted the knobs on the china hutch to match the ones on the buffet.

Vanity before:
These are the knobs that came on it.
They are white porcelin but I didn't care for the flowers on them.

Vanity after:
knobs $1.50 each



Table before:
a small wooden knob

Table after:
knob $2.00


Armoire before:
It had 6 wooden knobs originally.
I painted them oil-rubbed-bronze but didn't like them

Armoire after:
door pulls $2.00 each
drawer bin pulls $1.00 each


I purchased the bin pulls on the drawers online at Cripe Distributing. They come in a pack of 25 and cost $14 plus $11 shipping. That's only $1 a piece.  I saw these on another gals blog.  She used them in her kitchen.  I have to admit I had my doubts about the quality since these pulls are expensive at the hardware store.  But I couldn't be happier with them.  They are very good quality and heavy.  I sprayed these with oil-rubbed-bronze paint so they would match the upper pulls and hinges.  The only downside is they don't come with screws.  I took one to a hardware store and got screws that fit for 5 cents each.  I plan on using the rest of these pulls when we refinish our kitchen this summer.

9 comments:

  1. I LOVE all your pieces of furniture!!! I wish I could find some furniture with nice bones:) And I love all your knobs! It definitely makes a difference. I'm glad you realized this:)

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  2. Wow, you went knob crazy :) I love your choices and agree they make a big difference!! You got some great deals!

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  3. I LOVE this! Its FAB!!! Come on 'ova and share this at my Linky Par-Tay!

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    xoxokara

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  4. Cute knobs really do make a difference. All of your pieces look beautiful!

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  5. Everything looks so beautiful! My favorites are the glass knobs and that fantastic clock on the vanity!

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  6. Different knobs change the look completely. Great work!
    Kate @ welcomedtempest.blogspot.com

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  7. This is fantastic- I love your pieces and that big clock is fantastic! :) Stop by and say hello sometime!

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  8. Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

    Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara



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  9. i'm excited to see your kitchen remodel.

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