There are places that I go to at least once a week. Thriftstores mostly and a few junk shops.
Lowes ain’t one of them.
Usually I keep a running list of stuff I need to pick up there but I don’t go unless I’m desperate. Last week that Lowes List was getting a tad long and the biggie on it was 80 grit sanding pads for my orbital.
I was FORCED to go. I grabbed those real quick and thought I’d look around on the drawer pull aisle to see if anything grabbed my attention. If I’m being honest, to see if anything grabbed my attention in my price range.
These sure did!
I am fully aware that the finish on these knobs is called Antique Nickel, but they are a dead ringer for galvanized metal.
Last week when I finished up on that Antique wardrobe, the more I looked at the porcelain knobs I’d chosen to use on it the more I wasn’t really happy with them. They were just too bulky, too shiny, TOO a lot of things. So a pair of these galvanized babies went home with me!
This is LOVE!
And not to put a price on love but at under $3? I mean hardware can break you, price wise.
I really would not mind at all having these knobs on my kitchen cabinets. When I got home I did a bit of Googling and managed to fun a pretty good match in a cup pull at D. Lawless Hardware.
My next goal while I was in The Black Hole that is Lowes was to find a suitable solution for shelving in that dresser. As I was perusing the lumper on the board aisle I wandered in to the premade table top section and found what appears to be something similar to ( except thinner) butcher block in a 3 foot long by 16 inch piece.
The pine had lots of knot holes in it which I love! And at $6.90 each plus they will cut it to size for me, I was thrilled! The yellow tone of the pine when waxed with Annie Sloan Dark wax turns in to something like Barn Wood.
Perfect for open shelving.
You can bet I will use this stuff again.
I keep an idea file on my phone for stuff like these two little finds. Being the Freather Brain that I am, it helps me have more of a creative vision when I find a good piece of junk but have no idea what I could do with it. I’m less likely to regret not bringing that good junk home with me. If you were to ask Big Daddy he would say that I’ve never NOT brought home good junk in my LIFE!
I will neither confirm nor deny this.
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