Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Knob Appeal


I like to look for little inexpensive ways to express my personality in my home and I've found that one of the easiest is to change the little details. Take knobs for example. There are so many different kinds of knobs available these days! Hobby Lobby has some wonderful, very cute knobs especially if you can catch them at 50% off and Anthropologie also has great knobs too. Even Home Depot and Lowes have interesting knobs (some you have to special order though).





My Ikea bookcase came with some nice but very plain silver knobs which I changed out for these fleur de lis ones. I have fleurs throughout my home just like I have various checkerboard patterns. That's something I learned from other bloggers - to repeat certain themes or elements throughout my home.




I don't have a "Traditional Home" kind of house and I like a bit of whimsy and fun in my decor. You don't have to make every knob a "cute" one. In my kitchen I have three doors with non traditional knobs the rest are your normal kitchen knobs and pulls.




Sometimes just adding a new knob/s can breath new life into a piece without...dare I say it....without even painting it!





Now the the knobs on the nightstand below cost me more that the piece of furniture! I found it on the side of the road! Can't beat free!



I let my daughter pick out her knobs and she picked out four totally different ones from Anthropologie. ~(She is an artist - who by the way just placed 3rd in a county wide art competition and won her first prize money!) Had to throw that Mommy brag in there! The bottom drawer had a pull but she really wanted knobs - it's her nightstand so I just went with it!~smile (If only her nightstand always looked so nice - I did remove all her junk for the picture!)



Even if you do have a more "serious" type of home I'm sure you can find somewhere to add a bit of fun! Laundry room maybe, a kid's room for sure, maybe a mud room, family room? Somewhere!! Changing knobs really is a no fuss, easy, easy way to add a bit of the unexpected into a room - give it a try! Go on....you know you want to!


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Those of you who identified this piece as a Marjolean Bastin piece...You were right! When I took it out of the frame it had her name on the bottom corner. As you can see, I did wind up painting the frame! I don't know why I didn't in the first place. Well, when I said I was going to my husband said leave it so I went along with it. Could he be tired of me painting everything? (horrified look on my face!) Nah, I'm sure it was because he knew I had million other things to do. Like clean out the fridge, clean the tile in the shower, mop the floors, wash the sheets, pay the bills...he's always so considerate.


You know what I'm doing the rest of the day...catch up with you guys later!








35 comments:

Terri and Bob said...

I am totally in love with your knobs and the way you have used them throughout the post. My favorite piece, though, was your mommy brag!! Too cool!

julie - eab designs said...

Love all the whimsical touches Manuela! My daughter picked out two owl knobs from Anthropologie for her Ikea cabinet. So much fun!

june@craftyniche said...

Your knobs are too cute! I wish I had a Hobby Lobby near me! GREAT mommy brag. :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

First - Congratulations to your daughter. You have good reason to brag.:-)
Beautiful knobs, if and when I ever get my kit. cabinets painted, I want new knobs.
Glenda

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

Congrats to your daughter!

I have been eyeing those clock knobs at anthropologie and want to use them in my kitchen.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Great post! I love that you let your daughter express her own creative sense of design!
;-D

southerninspiration said...

I am loving the knobs!!! So creative!


suzanne
oh,and congrats to the daughter! How cool is that????

Stacey said...

What a great post Manuela. I just love your blog! I have a little sofa table that is screaming for a cute knob. Need to do that ASAP!

Rosey Pollen said...

Love the knobs. Never thought of using different ones, looks awesome!
I am going to have to go on a knob hunt now. Thanks for the great ideas you always share!

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Manuela...I loved seeing all your different knobs...love them!

Lisa said...

LOVE this!!! The fleur de lis has special significance in my life and family, and I am so drawn to those fleur de lis knobs!

Our closest Hobby Lobby is one whole state over, but as always, I will live vicariously through you.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I love all of the different knobs, especially the fun colored glass ones on your daughter's nightstand!! Congrats to her, btw, that's wonderful! :)

Glenda said...

And the great thing is you don't have to match them all, there are no rules. And it's playful.

Ciao

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love all of your knobs Manuela! You have the most creative way with things. I can see where your daughter gets her artistic genes from.

Angie said...

I love all the cute knobs in HL too! Whenever they are on sale I always look around the house for reasons to buy me some!

Becky K. said...

Very fun. Lots of fun ideas here. Good going to your daughter. Glad you shared.

It is also nice that you let her have freedom to express her likes in her room. My Chelsea is constantly puttering and changing things in her room.

Sandra said...

I love this post! I really like your first picture! I'm gonna have to make a shopping trip to Hobby Lobby!
Blessings,
Sandra

Southern Belle said...

I discovered your blog recently and love it! I went to Anthropologie once and agree they have beautiful knobs, pricey, but oh, so pretty. I could really spice up my furniture with some new knobs. Thanks for the tip!

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations to your talented daughter! I bet she gets her artistic talent from her artistic mom! Love the knobs too. I wish we had a Hobby Lobby nearby. I keep seeing cute things that people find there!

Lady Katherine said...

What wonderful knobs! Love the colors in your daughter's room. Congrats to her first money win! I know you are so proud!!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love your knobs! Congrats to your daughter. I wish I were an artist.

Nancy said...

Oh girl, you have some cutie knobs! I love them all! Very unique and unexpected! Nancy

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Manuela,
I love this post! Sometimes it is the little things that give us the most pleasure don't you agree? I think you have great taste!

Bunny Chick said...

Hello! New reader - I love your knobs. They're gorgeous and quite inspiring. I'm now eyeing all of mine and wondering what I can replace them with!

Thanks for the idea!

diXymiss said...
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diXymiss said...

Wow, it's amazing how replacing knobs can transform the ordinary into eXtraordinary! They're all pretty, but the fleur de lis' are my faves. Please eXtend my congratulations to your daughter, for her artistic achievements!

Sue said...

Hi Manuela, Your use of all the different knobs has transformed the ordinary into the ESTRAordinary!!As, usual, you have such good little ideas... Congrats to the star artist of your family, too! Hugs, Sue

Vee said...

Congrats to your daughter! You do have bragging rights on her achievements, I'm sure!

Love the knobs...all of them, too pretty.

Dana said...

You have such great ideas! Those knobs are so cute. Your home is such an inspiration!

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks Manuela!
You are always so kind when you visit my blog.
I really appreiate it.

Love your warm blog and all your fabulous decorating ideas.
~Gorgeous decor' knobs.

Have a blessed day my friend.
~Melissa :)

Not So Glamorous Housewife said...

wow, is that your house. SOooo sweet.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Hold on a minute..... she won money for her art...... wowow....... is she a painter? Can we see it?
Congratulation..... Savanna......
Love the knob post...... very cool the way you use wonderful knobs..
HUgs
Linda

Jennifer said...

I do love all of the knobs! Thank you for your input on my little chest. I have been on the lookout for knobs, but I will have to step out into the world again to find some. We are heading to Atlanta this weekend for a Braves game, so that may be my chance for a little "knob" shopping. I hope to share a finsinhed project next week!

Tell your daughter congrats on her great award! I know in your area there is some serious competition in art. =)

Storybook Woods said...

I so agree, how something so small can make such an impact. I love your mismatched knobs. Clarice

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your knobs are so great! I enjoyed seeing all of them. Congratulations to your daughter. Must take after her mother. laurie