When we first moved into our current home, it was still locked in some late 60s/ early 70s style. There was a LOT of wallpaper that needed to come down and a fair bit of updating that needed to happen.
Moving from Indiana to Connecticut, however, pretty much exhausted all of our cash, making home improvements a “someday” thing on the list, not something we could deal with right away.
Bit by bit, we’ve chipped away at things and my little home gets cuter and nicer with each passing year. Is it sometimes slow-going? Sure. But I truly appreciate each and every improvement we’ve been able to make.
Less than two years ago, we tackled some stuff in the kitchen. My husband replaced the countertops. He painted our dated dark cabinets with a fresh coat of white paint. We stripped the wallpaper. Primed the panelling. Painted the walls. Replaced a couple appliances.
And replaced the hardware.
You see, I have a thing about hardware. It is my FAVORITE section of the big home improvement stores. I just love picking out knobs and handles. Maybe I’m weird.
Anyway, we had painted our walls a cheerful mint shade that looked so happy with the white cabinets and trim. I loved the color. I’d had nickel hardware in our previous two homes, but decided I wanted something new. I went with oil rubbed bronze.
They looked nice. I was happy. All was well.
But then. Then I was watching an episode of Revenge on TV one night. And I spied green glass knobs on the main character’s cabinets in her Hamptons beach house.
I became obsessed.
Never mind that I hadn’t even had my ORB ones for a full year yet. I was so captivated by those beautiful coke bottle green knobs that I couldn’t stop looking for them on every episode.
But I also couldn’t bring myself to drop cash on something so obviously unnecessary.
About a month ago, I had a birthday. Guess what my husband did for me?
I can’t even begin to tell you how happy these make me.
Anyone need some oil rubbed bronze knobs?
**For those of you who really enjoy before & afters, here’s a little peek at some of the kitchen changes: