I am a details person. I love little knick-knacks and those small things that make a statement. As a prime example, I have way too many brass lions because I just can’t stand to leave one behind at thrift stores. I think all those little details really help to set a space apart and even…
*This post is sponsored by Schlage®, however all opinions and over-thinking of design ideas are 100% mine. I’ve been decorating and DIYing for a little over a decade now and the one thing that still surprises me sometimes is how much impact a simple paint job and a hardware switch can have on a space. Two…
During our staycation two weeks ago due to the hurricane, we visited the Land of the Gnomes.
Its not really the land of the gnomes, but that’s what I like to call it. I’ll tell you all about it in another post…
At every staycation stop, we let the circus get something from the gift shop to attempt and make up for not going to the beach.
Ok, I wanted something from just about every gift shop too.
In the Land of the Gnomes gift shop, I found a display of stones and gems.
They were pretty. And shiny.
Therefore, I was immediately sucked in.
Mainly because they were shiny.
After deliberating 10 minutes about which stones to buy and what I could do with them, I finally settled on a few small bars of selenite.
And I came home and made the prettiest, and cheapest, hardware knobs you ever did see…
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Apparently, its hardware themed week here.
On Monday, it was how to restore your hardware in five minutes and today its how to cover old hardware holes.
I didn’t realize that when I was flying by the stick of my broom planned out my posts.
After my kitchen was featured in Better Homes & Gardens, there were a few new people who came over and asked how I covered the old hardware holes that were in the center of my cabinets.
I’ve filled holes in furniture so many times now, I often forget I should actually tell you how I do it. I actually figured out how to do this myself in my former life when I was working on the old farmhouse. It was totally by trial and error, y’all.
You see, I used to think paint would just magically fill holes in trim.
smacking myself in the face
After I replaced and painted the trim, I realized, “Oh, that didn’t work.”
So I found this stuff called wood putty. We’ve been good friends ever since.
Anyone else find it pathetic that I’m referring to myself and wood putty as good friends?
I am kicking myself, y’all.
I’ve spray painted and Rub ‘N Buffed so many pulls and knobs over the years – I had no idea how to clean them.
Don’t get me wrong – there are sometimes when you want a bold colored knob, but sometimes I just want that hardware restored to its former glory.
I had no clue how to restore hardware to its former glory though.
Until a few weeks ago.