Posts Tagged ‘etsy’

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

 

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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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Brass Menagerie

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Three weeks ago I purchased a showy little peacock for my growing collection of brass animals and today a big fish. These animal figurines add warmth and character to a room and the antiqued brass vintage versions are the perfect little accent for a mantel or bookshelf vignette. Yes they’ve been popular for a few years, but I’m still smitten and I may be in danger of becoming that crazy brass animal lady.

West Elm just added two to their fall collection so I know I am not alone in my affection for these shiny creatures. Soon I’ll have my own zoo, would that be so wrong? 

brass animal collection

brass animal bookends

brass horse and elephant

image sources: one kings lane / adore magazine / peppermint bliss

Get your fix with these charming brass creatures …

brass animal figurines

pelican / armadillo / fish / antelope pair / peacock pair / buck pair / elephant / giraffe family / roadrunner

A search on Etsy and eBay turns up countless choices so it’s not to complicated to find your favorite animal in brass form! We can hoard them together. :) .

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