I just can’t leave well enough alone. That quality is what actually led me into decorating in the first place, so I am thankful for it, but it does mean I’m always looking for ways to customize and/or improve something even when they are perfectly fine as is.
Well, one thing I wanted to customize as soon as it was delivered to my house was the desk in my home office. I love the shape, finish, and style of it, but I didn’t like the hardware. Fortunately, that’s a relatively quick and inexpensive thing to change. So, I did!
Here is what it looked like before…
…and here is what it looks like with the new hardware…
I chose antiqued brass bin-cup pulls because they still work with the mission-style of the desk, but they look a little softer and less rustic than the original pulls.
I bought THIS 10-pack of pulls from Amazon for $26. They were inexpensive and already fit the existing hardware holes. It took me about 10 minutes to change out the knobs and voila!
I know it’s obvious to change out the hardware on an old piece of furniture, but it’s okay to change the hardware on new pieces as well. It just adds just custom touch that makes the piece (and ultimately your space) uniquely yours!