need new knobs

March 1, 2011

this is going to be a short post, cause i am tired, and cannot even pretend to be a conoisseur of home decor. but we are moving, hopefully this week, and my wonderful husband refinished some furniture we had bought at yard sales for our bedroom. we have a black bed, so we have the easy task of painting furniture black to match.

i didn’t take any “before” pictures, cause this painting business happened so fast, but i am very pleased with the “after”! both nightstands were bought at different yard sales. i think one we got for $5 and the other like $8. i love yard sales! i bought a small can of ‘flat black’ paint for about $9, and chris transformed our plain, different-colored wood nightstands into beautifully painted black-kind-of-matching nightstands.

we also bought a dresser off of craigslist while we were living in the apartment almost a year ago. it was kind of black, but kind of not. it was pretty old and the knobs needed to be replaced. but this dresser has eight drawers, and each drawer has two knobs. that’s sixteen knobs! and one of the nightstands has two knobs, and the other one has two handles. i wanted everything to match (knob-wise) so i looked for some pretty new ones. pretty knobs cost about $5 each. not-interesting-nor-pretty knobs cost about $1 each. that’s a lot of money to spend on furniture that we practically stole.

so instead of getting new knobs, i got this:

a can of Valspar silver spray paint. perfectomundo! $4 for 18 matching knobs and 2 matching handles! that’s a good deal.

so, if you are looking to make some ragtag furniture that doesn’t match match- i would highly suggest a quick trip to your local Lowes or Home Depot with $15 in your pocket. a great investment!


(i am looking forward to one day posting a picture of my bedroom with all the furniture in it… again, hopefully this week.)

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