Bugging Out

September 11, 2012   //  Posted in: Decor, Stairwell   //  By: Emily   //  2 responses

Let it be known, sales folk of Anthropologie, that I’m a sucker for your home decor knobs, occassionally picking up a set even without having anything to knob-up, so, you win. And I win, because now I have an awesome collection of knobs just for fun.

This could turn into an expensive addiction over time, although I must disclose that I’ve never have I ever spent $16 on a single knob ā€“ the retailer does seem to have a never ending assortment of clearance-priced knobbies at any given point in time, from which I can usually find something I like discounted between $2.95 and $6.95, or between 29.5 DH and 69.5 DH (we’re still on a post-vaca Moroccan currency translation kick and probably will be until the henna on my hands and feet has faded). The latest addition to my collection I picked up over the weekend, take on a beetle form, and I’m beaming with delight over them, as is Pete’s daughter, a budding littleĀ Entomologist:

Cute Anthropologie Beetle Drawer Pulls.

The brassy bugalicious accents are perfectly suited for our stairwell closet which feature a stained bi-fold door that I installed in the springtime. As an interim solution, I had installed two purple knobs (also $2.95 from Anthropologie circa 2010) that did the job quite well, but have been keeping an eye open for a new set that better fit into our home decor.

Quite appropriately, I had bought a set of brass dog knobs early last year that have been happily at home on our TV stand, so the opportunity to continue the brass/animal detail into another place in our house was appealing. Ironically, the purple knobs were also tested on the TV stand and didn’t make the cut. Someday, somewhere they’ll find a home, but these dogs please me daily.

Dog drawer pulls from Anthropologie.

It was a two-minute swap, and that goes for any knob switch-out. It’s one of the greatest pleasures in living a DIY lifestyle: Be adventurous. You don’t be stuck with knobs you don’t care for.

Cute Anthropologie Beetle Drawer Pulls.

Updated bifold door with beetle knobs.

What’re your favorite sources for accents like drawer pulls and door knobs?

P.S.: I revisited my favorite kitchen flooring project this week on diynetwork.com. Check it out (and see some of the other great flooring ideas from DIY Network)!

  • naomi
    6 years ago - Reply

    LOVE the beetle knobs!

    • Emily
      6 years ago -

      Thanks Naomi!

Leave a Comment