1.11.2011

Hob-knobbing

We've been doing some simple furniture updates lately, replacing knobs on certain pieces to give them a new look and feel.

First we worked to update our dresser in our master bedroom. We received this dresser as part of an entire bedroom set (complete with a king bed, mattress and two ends tables) as a wedding gift from my grandpa. It used to be in my grandparents' room, and he saved it for me until I got married. Isn't that sweet? Anyway, the furniture is very solid and classic, but we were hoping that we could make it a little more modern with new knobs.

It used to have traditional brass knobs...


... And now it has modern silver knobs to match the mirrors we have behind each bedside table. I think the knobs make the room feel a little more "together."


Then we added crystal knobs from Anthropologie to our Ikea media table. Looks a little less Ikea-ish, right? 

I don't have a good before picture, but it was the standard Ikea version that looks like this:

And now it looks like this:




Then we continued hob-knobbing into the kitchen, where we used the leftover knobs from the kitchen cabinets to replace the really modern stainless steel knobs on our makeshift china cabinet.

Gone are the modern silver dot knobs...


I think these new knobs make this piece feel less office-like, and more kitchen-y. Plus they tie this into the kitchen cabinets, so I feel like they are a bit of an upgrade. 




Changing knobs isn't really something to write home about, but sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference!
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1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more! Changing out hardware (or adding it) can totally improve the look of furniture or cabinets. Yours look great!

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