Thursday, January 9, 2014

Hardware switcheroo

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I know I mentioned it when I first showed you our new dining room buffet last Summer, but in case you forgot I hated the hardware on it. 

LOVED the lines and simplicity (and price) of it, so I bought it. But I wanted to eventually switch out the knobs. 

I was in no rush, but I always keep my eyes peeled when I am out and about. And it was HARD to hold off and wait until I felt they were perfect because, well, I have quite a history with hardware and I may have felt a bit of that old urge to stock pile great hardware in case of future use (check out my old WhiteBerry creations here)

But this past week I found these pretties sitting in the sale pile at Anthropologie and I just KNEW they were it.
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They were on clearance for $1.49 as well, which only heightened my excitement as I ran to the checkout with an armful of them.

See, the knobs that came along with it aren't exactly ugly (trust me, I've seen some ugly knobs!) but they just weren't for me.
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{ a little tip, if you ever buy ceramic knobs at Anthro always pick up an extra one or two just in case you have a disaster one day and break one. They usually don't stock them for long and it would suck to be short a knob}
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10 minutes later I fell even harder in love with this cabinet.
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The blue really pops off the wood, and I love the funky shape of the knobs on such a simple, straight cabinet.
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A small investment in time and money, but it makes a world of difference. 
Ok, maybe I'm a little over dramatic about the results, but I am just a tad obsessed with these knobs. 


J Smith said...

oh how I miss Whiteberry :( as a furniture addict, your addiction was the perfect "fix" and inspiration in-between my finds&flips . :)
xx Jenny

Rebecca said...

I second J Smith's comment, living in Australia I could never have bought your Whiteberry pieces but I so loved seeing you transform them. And there is nothing wrong with a little extra enthusiasm in regards to hardware - completely understand it :)

Chris Kauffman said...

I hate to say this but its kinda funny ,I thought that they were loops of green painters tape...
Happy decorating

Marissa Hess said...

I love this. This is totally what I'm missing. I just don't know which of these little sweet extras to do. I'm so afraid of commitment. :) Marissa

Filia Artis said...

Funny I was at Anthropologie in Edmonton on Sunday and saw those knobs. Never would have bought them but you saw a nice possibility there that turned out pretty. I picked up some knobs from that sale pile that had forest animals in brass for the kids rooms.

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Love the spearminty goodness of these. I'm in Oz and stuff like this is soooo hard to come by :(

Anonymous said...

Buy extra pulls from Anthro = BEST ADVICE EVER! I recently broke one of my glass drawer handles and cannot find a replacement anywhere... :( The only thing that keeps me from being gutted at not having thought to buy extra is the fact that I got the very last ones in the store when I bought them... Sigh. Live & learn.
I love those new pulls on your cabinet-- they are perfect! It looks beautiful.

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