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...