As I told you a few days ago, we have been on pins and needles as we attempt to put our house on the market and buy the bigger house next door. (No news there...just waiting to hear which offer the bank accepts, ours or the other people's.) To keep busy as we wait, I have been working on little projects, which has been therapeutic for me but is starting to drive my husband crazy!
Changing the hardware on a couple of our furniture pieces has been a great way to update their look without spending a lot of money. Here's our coffee table (that I bought a few weeks ago at a garage sale for $40!):
The craftsman look of the handles didn't really match the rest of the furniture, but for $10 I was able to trade them out. Like the change?
Next is my grandmother's hutch, which you have probably seen a lot if you've been around here for a few months. As you can tell, the handles were a very dated-looking brass:
I got these inexpensive knobs and handles from Lowe's, and I really like how they make the hutch look a little more up-to-date:
It's amazing to me what a difference the time of day makes out here in Colorado. I did nothing to the finish of this hutch but it looks totally different in Picture A versus Picture B. I guess it's the sunlight, and a little bit of the new knobs making their impact. I love it when small changes pay off! Next time you are attempting to buy a new house, you should try changing out some hardware...maybe it can help you too! :)