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.


  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:)

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

    Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara


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