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Vintage Knobs – #WeekdayWreckers

One thing I’ve wanted to incorporate within O’Boy! Organic was more DIY. In my personal life I am a huge fan of upcycling and DIY projects. If you take a look at my home you will see a lot of consignment shop finds mixed in with the new.  One way I like to make a piece of old furniture look new again or a new piece look unique is by changing the hardware. I’ve either painted or totally replaced the hardware on almost all of my dressers and cabinets in my house. You can easily transform a piece for a fraction of the price of buying new.

This summer while on vacation, I found these knobs for my boys red dresser. I purchased the dresser at Ikea and the knobs were just plain Jane. When I saw these vintage water spigot knobs I knew I had to have them, they were perfect for the room, along with a new rug I found at a yard sale.

Weekday Wreakers DIY Knobs logo

Besides shopping at consignment and vintage shops I love me some online shopping. Here are some of my favorite places online when looking for vintage knobs and hardware.

ETSY – These would be great for a accent cabinet in the kitchen or to use as hooks for a peg board

Weekday Wreckers Etsy Knobs

 AMAZON – I love these knobs that I found through the Charleston Knob Company. There are so many to choose from and this one is similar to the ones I bought for my kids dresser.

Weekday Wreckers Plumber Knob

ANTHROPOLOGIE – I am not sure if I love Anthropologie’s clothes or home decor more, both are amazing. How fun is this pull knob which would be great for a white or even black dresser or cabinet.

Weekday Wreckers Pull Knob

Got any DIY tips and tricks? Come link up to #WeekdayWreckers – get inspired and inspire others!



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18 Responses to Vintage Knobs – #WeekdayWreckers

  1. Lauryn October 28, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    Wow! Knobs can make all the difference in the world! I love the ones you chose…perfect!

    • Trina October 28, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

      I just love the ones for the boys room. Very rustic and goes well with their space.

  2. Hope October 28, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

    So cool how you can change the feel of something with such a small change – like the knobs! I need to remember this tip! 🙂

    • Trina October 28, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

      Isn’t it great Hope! There are so many amazing knobs out there that will totally transform any piece of furniture into something new. No need to buy new when you can do it yourself!

  3. Lindsay October 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    So funny you wrote about this, I just moved and have been wanting to change the knobs on my cabinets to give my apt more personality! I love the old ones from easy, super cute!

    • Trina October 28, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

      When you are renting sometimes you are limited in what you can do in the space. With changing out the knobs you can easily put your mark on the room plus you can take them with you when you leave…just make sure you have the originals handy! LOL

  4. Nicole October 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    Love the knobs you picked! It’s such a great way to make the pieces in your home stand out!

    • Trina October 28, 2014 at 7:15 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by Nicole! Plus buying a handful of knobs can be a lot less expensive then purchasing a new piece of furniture! LOL

  5. Lynn Hasselberger October 28, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    Fun idea! I bet my 13 year old would prefer vintage knobs over the wooden ones on his antique dresser. Thanks! Added a green divas link!

    • Trina October 28, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

      Maybe she can pick some out! It also can bring out a bit of your personality too! BTW…THANKS for linking up!

  6. Anne October 28, 2014 at 6:55 pm #

    You are keen to find the most creative knobs to dress up furniture. New ones can be a bit pricey, but if they’re made well, they will last. On our last home project, knob selection was one place I refused to compromise and I don’t regret it.

    • Trina October 28, 2014 at 7:17 pm #

      I agree, if you purchase good quality (of anything) it “should” last for years! Sometimes even painting the old ones can make a huge difference too.

  7. Julia October 28, 2014 at 7:34 pm #

    That really is a great way to dress up an Ikea dresser, we just got my son an Ikea dresser and I might have to do this to his.

  8. Cathy @ Our Mini Family October 28, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    Vintage knobs are a great way to bring shabby chic to newer furniture! I decorated my old house in a ton of knobs to add some flair!

  9. Marissa October 28, 2014 at 11:54 pm #

    These are such great ideas! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  10. Lori Popkewitz Alper October 29, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    I love the knobs you chose for your son’s dresser. I need you to come over for a few days and help me over here! Looks you have great taste my friend.

  11. Lisa @Retro Housewife Goes Green October 30, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    Cute knobs! I also linked up, thanks for hosting.

  12. Sarah Hughes January 10, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

    LOVE these!!!

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