Monday, March 15, 2010

a little something different in the kitchen


When we re-did our kitchen about ten years ago, I wanted to do a little something different. Our home is a brick cape cod style built in the early forties. I wanted a warm, time-worn look in the kitchen so I went with cherry wood countertops and old wooden furniture pulls. I looked for a long time for pulls and finally bought on e-bay an old leather carpenters box full of vintage wooden knobs. They are all different, which is what I love, of course. 






When guests ask where the kitchen trash can is, we say 'green knob. . .' It's the only painted knob. 





My favorite is this carved knob, above, which I put on the drawer we use most often. 


Just something a little different... 

25 comments:

Razmataz said...

What a unique idea? I too love that carved knob.

Charlotta Ward said...

Great idea! Love the mix match - when things are not quite the same but belong somehow.

Hope you had a relaxing weekend and a great start to the week!

xCharlotta

Amy said...

Love all these knobs!
Great lighting - especially in the second photo!

paula said...

such a great way to add character and charm.

Naomi said...

How creative! I adore that they are all different. Have the wood knobs held up well? Someone once told me they weren't as durable as metal knobs.

Splendid Willow said...

How smart! The second image from the last you can turn into a postcard.

Happy, happy. ox Mon

Casa Bella said...

Ooh...those carved knobs. So much character. Love them.

The Zhush said...

So different and so clever! Looks terrific!

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Fantastic idea. I love things that bring a little whimsy to the everyday. :)

A Perfect Gray said...

Naomi, so far so good, but I am one who likes a little wear. If they show age and rub, so much the better!

SarahWhite said...

oh gasp! Those are gorgeous perfection! I never would have thought about mixing them up...so pretty. We recently painted our kitchen cabinets and I went with a honey stained wooden knob. So casual and just what I wanted. :)

La Dolfina said...

That is a wonderful idea! It looks great. More photos please... you are so stingy :)
~xo always!

A Perfect Gray said...

Terri, I really am shy! So much of my house is really not blog-worthy.

La Dolfina said...

I don't believe you... Miss Modest!
Your house is stunning!!!

Maman de trois petit rois said...

small changes can make a big impact!

ashlina said...

carved knobs all the way. adorable! and that kitchen looks beautiful!

nkp said...

Just something a whole lot wonderful. I love this idea and never thought of it before on a large expanse of cabinetry. Your kitchen looks beautiful. So well done, and I have to agree with Terri, I don't believe you. More please! :0)

nkp said...

P.S.- I love that you re-did your kitchen ten years ago and it still looks so timeless and classic. You made great choices.

sketch42 said...

I freakin love this! beautiful!

Kathysue said...

What a great idea! I bet the hunt was so much fun. You don't often see such a great variety of vintage knobs in wood. I love the 20'to 40's era for decor. It is just a cozy , homey look and it just works for me. Great post! Kathysue

sarah, flourish design + style said...

What great character.. I'm sure it brings a smile everytime you open a cupboard!

the vintage wren said...

Love it, what a great and unique idea. I love your counter tops.

24 Corners said...

Absolutely brilliant!!!

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Wonderful! I love it. Your kitchen is beautiful.

Brenda Watts said...

I am a woodworker...LOVE the knobs..I can relate....oh and your blog is wonderful, just found it !!