It’s In the Details: Knobby Accents

3 Aug

As we are in the midst of redecorating our living room, we are finding what we want to keep and repurpose and what really needs to go.

Two items we are keeping are the credenza that holds books and the accessories for the TV. Of course, they are just basic black pieces – nothing offensive, but nothing really exciting either.

That being said, what is a lot cheaper than replacing those two pieces? Decorative knobs, of course!

After a bit of research, I found some cute ones (on sale, too) from Urban Outfitters.

The only actual work I had to do to get the knobs to fit was to drill out the back of all the knob holes, since they were a tad too small. Good thing my husband wasn’t around – when I asked him on the phone where he put the drill, he gave me the answer, but in a slightly higher, more panicked pitch. I started to explain to him what I was working on, but knowing he was more than 200 miles away, it didn’t matter – he couldn’t stop me! NO ONE COULD!

And within minutes, we had new knobs!

For $20 – it was such an easy and inexpensive way to freshen up what we already own.

4 Responses to “It’s In the Details: Knobby Accents”

  1. Jackie August 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Nothing like a few decorative knobs to jazz up some furniture! I think if I asked Tyler where he kept the drill he’d tell me he didn’t have one. I think he’d know that if he came home he’d find holes in all the cupboards and walls and knobs duck taped on.

    • tealandtulle August 6, 2012 at 9:16 am #

      The key is to ask them in a non-chalant way, as if you are just curious as to where the drill “lives.” When they ask “why?” you say “huh?” then talk about why Christopher Nolan made the latest Batman movie the way he did. Works like a charm – every time.

  2. Meghan August 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    I love the new knobs! And I love the slightly panicked response you got from Steve when asking where the drill is. I know Curt responds to me in the same voice when I ask for any kind of tools.

    • tealandtulle August 6, 2012 at 9:05 am #

      Ha! Yeah, he was cautiously optimistic that I wasn’t going to ruin anything. Luckily it all worked out!

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