I’m a notorious cheapskate when it comes to buying home decor. I also have a short attention span. This fun combo can make me wanna crawl under my bed, wave my magic wand and shout “Accio coolstuff!” (What? It’s a Harry Potter special. Just because it’s plastic doesn’t mean it won’t work. Probably.) But since the cat isn’t into sharing her favorite space with me, I have to crawl up and back into the light of day. Where I have no idea what to do to give my house that somethin’ somethin’ it needs. Mostly because I have no idea what that somthin’ is, but hey.
I did get closer this weekend though. While touring World Market with a friend, I stumbled on their knobs. No, I didn’t fall face-first into a buxom cashier. I’m classier than that. Okay, I’m not but I did manage to stay on my feet without stumbling for the entire shopping trip, which is probably a new record for me.
Knob-knobs. Like hardware store knobs, but cuter. And cheaper! Plus, since they have open stock I could grab two instead of a full six-pack, as many stylish hardware knobs are packaged.
Things started out rough, as the new knobs didn’t fit the old holes. Sigh.
But hey — I have a drill! Woot! Only a few moments of “what size bit thingy do I use?”…
And awaaaaay I went. I didn’t want to make the new holes too big, because I’m sure that I’ll end up switching them in a year or so. Short attention span, remember? And according to Murphy’s Law, the next cute bit of hardware I find will have smaller screws, and I don’t want floppy knobs. Make of that what you will.
After I slid in the new hardware, I popped on the washer (always nice if you worry about the stability of your new hardware, or don’t want said new hardware to mar the door, or just want a tighter fit), swung on the bolts:
Fin. Now there’s a little bit of flowery happy on my cabinets. Hooray! Estimated time to complete: about 2 minutes. Seriously. That’s something even a lazybones like me can get behind.