Thursday, February 23, 2012

Vintage Style Hardware


Hello everyone!

Have you ever looked at your furniture and noticed something that needs to be changed?  Something small, but would be easy to change and not cost much money?  That is what I noticed when I looked at this piece of furniture.  I already painted it and distressed it a long time ago, but it still didn't feel quite right.

Here is the dresser before.


And here is the dresser now.



Do you see the difference?  I added new hardware to the drawers.  I found them at Hobby Lobby on sale and decided to try them out on this piece.  I had been longing to replace the other knobs since they were a bit small for the dresser.


I think they look like a vintage door knob!  They're egg shaped and can be used horizontally or vertically.  I really like them.

I ended up spying another beautiful knob while I was there too.

Here is the table before. (Sorry it's so blurry)


And here it is after.


Let's get a better look at the knob. 


Isn't she a beaut?  I love it.  I only paid $2 for it!  Go run to Hobby Lobby and grab some while they're on sale this week. The larger black knobs were only $3/ea. 

So............look around your house at your furniture and see if there are any changes you'd like to make that a little 'ol knob might just be the ticket!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~



31 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh yes, love the new hardware so much more, Kelly. You gave them just the right touch.

Cindy said...

OK, I'm running over to Hobby Lobby!!! Of course my daughter and I always try to go on Sunday when they are closed. :( Thanks for the inspiration!
XO Cindy

d e l i g h t said...

The change in knobs really made a difference. I love both styles of knobs. It's like pretty jewelry for furniture. We don't have a Hobby Lobby in my city!

Judy said...

Hi Kelly: What a difference a knob makes!! Just one little tweak and it looks totally different and how good and fulfilled does that make you feel? My little town isn't the greatest for shopping and have to go to Sacramento to see a Hobby Lobby (maybe?). But, I'm going to try. Sounds like they have great prices...Judy at GoldCountryCottage

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nice change for little money, Kelly! I have 12 knobs to change out and they never seem to have quite that many of the knobs I like. I keep checking though!

Pat said...

The new hardware looks wonderful, Kelly! I especially like the oval knobs.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the vintage style knobs. They are perfect.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

The new knobs look great and I just love that dresser.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Isn't it amazing how something like a small knob can make such a difference? I love that clock-looking knob. On sale, huh? I know just the cabinet I could use these on. Adding Hobby Lobby to my list of weekend errands. Thanks for the tip! Your cabinets look great!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Those knobs on the dresser are so much better! I have a very similar clock knob on my built ins in my studio!

You mentioned me selling Prairie Style...It is a great book and I love Fifi to pieces, but it is not my style so after enjoying it for a year, I thought I would pass it on.

Debbiedoo's said...

It's all in the details Kelly. Looks fantastic! Both pieces. They really do look vintage.

Bliss said...

Hmmm... on some of my furniture the knob IS the best part! I need to change up the rest and keep the knob.

~Bliss~

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love the difference just the right knob can make. Those are just gorgeous!
The link is open, we'd love to have you join the WIW party!
Hugs,
Patti

Deserae said...

Love your dresser...the new knobs are the perfect touch! Your little table looks great with it's new little knob too :o)
~Des

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

ok, so I am getting some serious envy of those of you who have Hobby Lobby's!!!! I just bought some knobs with the clock faces on them from Anthropologie (a little more brass embellishment on them, but otherwise the same) for $8 each! boo! It looks great on your table. Amazing how something so simple can really make a piece!

Olive Cooper said...

Much better Kelly. We are fortunate to have an antique store here that sells antique hardware at very good prices. I am going there soon to buy lamp finials.

Linda said...

Love the vintage knobs.
Too bad that hobby lobby is too far away.

Babs said...

Kelly, Wow! I love the knobs on both pieces and they really enhance the chest and table. I'm headed to HL to see if there's anything I can use on a chest in my bedroom. Thanks for the tip.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

A simple change can make a huge difference!! LOVE the new knobs!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love that dresser and the knobs are just perfect! Amazing how a small change can make such a big difference!

XO,
Jane

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Love those doorknob looking knobs~I think I bought the same clock face knob you have on the second piece for an old desk~

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Fun changes! I'm still pining over your glass demi-john. ;) blessings ~ tanna

Holly said...

The knobs made a huge difference on that little white chest... makes the piece look chunkier all together. I want like 50 of the other one with roman numerals - fun.

Sue @Rue-Mouffetard said...

Hi Kelly....I love those egg shape knobs...what a difference they make...the other knob is cute too...I just bought $1 knobs at Michaels to put on drawers and cabinets in my laundry room...they say "open" and "pull".....I never would of thought to do a post on it....I will have to do that!! Hope your doing well and enjoying this beautiful weather we are having....Sue.

Judy said...

Kelly, it's me for the second time today. I just googled Hobby Lobby and one is opening up in Roseville (about 35 miles from me) this weekend. Yaahooo! Judy at GoldCountryCottage

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,
Love these vintage inspired knobs!
They are just perfect for your furniture!
Love the dresser!
All the Best,
Christine

thistlewoodfarm said...

Kelly,

I am in love with the hardware at Hobby Lobby. I found the prettiest crystal knobs in the shape of a flower. Your hardware is fabulous!

blessings,
karianne

Andrea said...

oh how I wish we had Hobby Lobby in Canada! I did just find some adorable knobs at Michaels that I plan on using in the baby's room...pink, crystal =) I love your new knobs!

jill wilhelm said...

I love the knobs! I was at hobby lobby a couple of days ago looking at their knobs and was surprised at the selection they had! Such cute ones! That dresser is beautiful! Found you at feathered nest friday! Happy to be your newest follower!

~jill
www.iknowtheplansihave4you.blogspot.com

labbie1 said...

I can't believe the good deal on the knobs! Wow!

You are right--they DID make a huge difference.

I really like the clock face on the knob. Interesting!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh my that is stunning hardware...and the price is so good,they are $9.00 each here!!! Love it!