Posts Tagged ‘etsy’

Gift Ideas from Etsy

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

This week there are competing ideas swirling around in our heads: gift giving and turkey dinner making! I love the handmade quality of gifts from Etsy, they’re more unique than big brand items which add that extra special touch.

It’s a few days until "small business Saturday" but don’t let it stop you from shopping small business now! Here’s a look at some of my favorite gift ideas from Etsy. 

gifts for couples etsy

mr & mrs glasses / personalized cutting board / popcorn flavoring sampler / etched ice bucket / ice cream spoons

  etsy gifts for him

monogrammed leather shaving kit / natural beard balm / iphone speaker made from reclaimed skateboard / man cave personalized bottle cap catcher / spatula bottle opener combo / personalized multi tool pocket knife

  gifts for her etsy

geode necklace / 2015 spotted day planner / monogram necklace / fingerless cashmere gloves / cuff bracelet / scarf hanger

   Find more lovely gift ideas in my 75+ Favorite Shops, many I’ve featured before!

P.S. Is anyone else shocked at how big box stores have completely taken over Thanksgiving? I saw Kmart is opening is doors at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and so many others on Thanksgiving afternoon. Ugh! Makes me crazy…

Unique Hardware on Etsy

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

I was working on a dresser makeover yesterday, I inherited a plain Jane dresser from Matt’s late grandmother and I want to repurpose it so I added some trim to the face and will prime and paint it later this week. I have a thing for giving furniture a facelift, I love to modernize something second hand and give it new life. I frequently pin inspirational pieces with great knobs or pulls; it’s a universal truth that unique hardware will make cabinetry or a piece of furniture shine, case in point:

asian gold pulls

I pinned this photo months ago, it was captured by Zeke Ruelas and I’ve been fixated on those Asian motif gold pulls ever since. I found a similar style on Etsy and when they arrived they had a duller brass finish so to brighten them up I gave the hardware a dusting of a favorite spray paint, Krylon’s Gold Leaf, the same I’ve used here and here.

gold hardware

I’m also crushing on gemstone knobs right now, jewelry for your cabinets! How cool is this idea to add crystal or agate to your drawers? You can be consistent with one stone or eclectic and mix it up. I want to use agate pulls on a bedside chest someday soon, so elegant!

agate cabinet pulls

via Casa Sugar

Last week I ordered a vanity from Home Depot for the downstairs bathroom remodel in the Nevada house but plan to upgrade it with some pretty knobs I found on Etsy from Knucklehead Knobs, here are a few others carried in the shop:

gemstone pull knob

The shop sells DIY knobs so you can created something like this with any stone, shell, or bauble. 

brooch door knob

better homes & gardens

We adorn ourselves with jewelry, why not our cabinets too?!

Landi Designs sells some pretty agate pulls, knobs, and napkin rings.

agate drawer pulls

 

Also visit The Hob Knobery for more gemstone selections:

hob knobbery gemstone

 

Related Topics:

brass hardware

etsy treasuries

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Etsy Treasuries & Favorite Shops

Great Sources for Furniture Hardware

If you know of any other sources for unique hardware on Etsy, please share!

** also apologies for any loud video ads popping up on the site, I am trying to get them removed!

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