One of the easiest and cheapest (depending on how thrifty you are) ways to kick up your mix and match design is to use knobs as your palette. Most people are afraid to do this because you don’t buy pieces this way in the furniture store. Exactly.
If you are going for a home that looks like everyone else’s, skip this post (and perhaps our site altogether) because true sugarSCOUT law relies on stepping outside the design box. We believe that what really makes a home ‘feel like home’ is the individual mark you leave on it. Ok, back to the nice knobs.
There are so many ways that you can use multi mix knobs to blend in with your decor that we had a hard time choosing where to start.
Once you figure out what your project is, the fun part is always in the scouting old and new. We like eBay for good vintage knobs that are usually less expensive when someone only has one. But, as all scouting goes, the world is your oyster………garage sales, thrift stores, industrial reuse centers & even some of the most basic knobs can be found for small dollars at both Lowes and Home Depot. After all, the power is in the mix.
One of our favorite up-do’s is this 9 drawer chest we rescued from an old farmhouse in Minnesota. All she needed was a kiss from the sand paper to remove the overt paint chunks and some furniture wax. These 4 knobs make up the mix you see in the final product.
The interest is not in how bold they are, but the varied textures and shapes. If you have a potential project looking for a flea market knob run, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to help you massage your piece into the perfect nook in your home.