Monday, February 25, 2013

Let's talk...knobs and pulls.

Just like lights are the jewelry for the ceiling, knobs and pulls are like jewelry for the cabinets and what girl doesn't love jewelry??  So it should come as no surprise that I had a blast picking them out.

I toyed with the idea of putting aged brass knobs/pulls (not to be confused with the shiny brass circa 1980) as it is making a come back in the design world.  But Jim wasn't feeling them really and quite frankly I was scared to make a such a huge commitment like that in the kitchen.  So we went with my next love...oil rubbed bronze (or ORB as the kewl kids call it).  I was pretty particular about the shape of the knobs and pulls...I'm always on the look out for something unique (or as Jim says...I always like to make things more difficult/complicated than they need to be!).  That leads to exhaustive searches and usually ends up I find something that doesn't work for numerous reasons but I get my heart set on it and Jim then has to find a way to make it work.

My past go-to for hardware was everything there but when you're looking at $6-$12/knob and a whole lotta cabinets to work with, things add up quickly.  I was perusing Home Depot one night and saw some knobs that I loved so I went on the  website the next day and found a plethora of knobs and pulls that were gorgeous and unique.

For the kitchen, we went with the Liberty Hardware Fusilli large football knobs.

And these pulls  are from Libery Hardware Martha Stewart Line (basically I love everything Martha touches).

For the apothecary drawers, I wanted a label pull that was reminiscent of the old library card catalog's hardware.  I found these  from a new-to-me website call House of Antique Hardware.

Moving on to the pantry, I knew I wanted to use the antique aged brass in here since it would in a much smaller dose.  I really loved the look of these  pulls as they reminded me of the label pulls above.

And these for the drawers.  I saw something similar at Restoration Hardware but for almost double the price!  I don't think so!  I love the large backplate on them and the ceramic knob.  Very rustic, which I think will compliment the chicken wire cabinets.

Finally for the laundry nook sink cabinet, I was able to use my much loved latch  (I really, really, REALLY wanted to use these in the kitchen but we weren't getting the right type of cabinets that these latches could work on....but I think we can get away with using this on the sink cabinet). 

So that's it for the knobs and pulls lil chat session.  Till next time....