One of the little joys of furniture UpStyling is selecting the knobs or handles for a piece. From the moment I lay eyes on a furniture project, my mind is not only imagining all the paint possibilities, but also the all the possibilities for the hardware. In fact, I think I get a little crazy. Oh you'll see what I mean! Just wait till you get yourself on etsy.com and immerse yourself in all the knobs etc available. Glass, vintage, handpainted, hanging....oh the choices are endless!
The places I most often look to for knobs are:
- Esty.com and ebay.com
- hobbylobby.com (there is also a location in Columbia, MD!)
When deciding what hardware to use for a piece, don't forget to consider using what is already on a piece. Original harware can really keep the vintage feel or you can simply update it by actually painting the hardware itself.
|Annie Sloan portfolio piece with painted original hardware|
My best hardware tip...
So many times as I was replacing knobs, I ended up not having a long enough or too long or the wrong size screws!!! Then I found this....
Ok...get this, they are really long and are scored at various points so using pliers, you can simply twist them apart at the correct length...genius!!!