My Favorite Source for Hardware

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Hardware is one of those small details that has the potential to transform and add so much character to a piece of furniture. I have purchased multiple pieces used from Craigslist, Estate Sales, thrift stores or on the Facebook Sale sites that replacing the hardware just made the piece.

Before our new house I really hadn’t gotten used furniture much so I wasn’t really sure where to start looking for hardware. There are so many stores online that sell great hardware but the one place that surprised me the most was Home Depot. This is not a sponsored post, I just have been so surprised and happy with the hardware I’ve gotten over the past three years that I thought it was worth sharing for all of you thrifty friends!

Home Depot online has been such an awesome source of affordable hardware that also has the character I was looking for. The In store the options are very basic but I’ve found all the hardware I needed and for great prices on their website and they usually offer free shipping! I don’t want to skimp and get boring hardware but I also don’t want to spend too much on my thrifty/budget friendly used piece of furniture. Another bonus is I’ll order several options and just return what I don’t like in store where ordering from other sites would require shipping the rejects back.

Here are some of the pieces I’ve transformed with hardware from Home Depot:

This green cabinet I’m using as a console table

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You may remember my green cabinet makeover HERE but I used these rustic looking drawer pulls and knobs to complete the rustic look I was going for.

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Our vintage dresser/changing table

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I bought this awesome vintage piece off the Facebook pages but it had some awful hardware someone had put on it that didn’t match the style at all. I was hunting for some vintage brass looking hardware that just had the perfect classic vintage vibe. I found these originally on Amazon but the lead time was 6 weeks, after looking again I found them on Home Depot’s website for the same price so I cancelled my Amazon order and reordered from Home Depot and they were delivered within a week!

The piece was also missing some of the keyhole hardware which I learned is called “keyhole escutecheon”.  I ordered some authentic vintage keyhole escutecheons from ebay and then also some from Home Depot and the new ones actually worked better and looked better than the ones from ebay.

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You can find the Drawer Pulls Home Depot and Keyhole Escutecheon Home Depot

 

This Chest I’m using in the dining room

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I originally picked up this chest at the thrift store to use it as a changing table but quickly realized it was too low for that. I loved the piece though and decided it would be great for this corner of the dining room. The hardware on it was really plain and a couple knobs were broken.

Because of the shape and style, I also ordered a keyhole hardware to give it a little more character even though it won’t really have a key hole! I’m hoping to get that added to the piece soon! 

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You can find the Cabinet/Drawer Pulls Home Depot and Keyhole Hardware Home Depot

 

Drum Table in the living room 

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I also gave this drum table I found on Craigslist a makeover and replaced the hardware with this round vintage inspired drawer pull. I loved how unique it was and matched the character of the table.

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I believe this is the one I have Home Depot

Here are a few others I would love to use on future projects!

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Pipeline Vintage Cabinet Pull 

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Lion Head Ring Pull 

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Oil Rubbed Bronze Cup Pull

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Antique Brass Ring Pull

As I mentioned this is not sponsored, nor are these affiliate links, I just have been so happy with my finds that I wanted to share incase you have some upcoming furniture projects!

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Summer Living Room Refresh

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We’ve been in this house 2.5 years now and a lot of the living room basics have not changed since we moved in. I’ve been itching for some updates and have to admit this refresh has been a nice change for Spring and Summer.

You can remind yourself what it looked like before HERE.

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I’ve been hoping for a new rug for the living room for months. We got our old one before we built this house and as my style evolved, this rug just didn’t suit me anymore. All I knew is I wanted a traditional/vintage style. I started scouring the internet for rugs and found several I liked but none of them ever felt just right. Several weeks ago my husband and I decided to make a day trip to Ikea which is 4 hours away from us, which means we took our time shopping once we got there. Ikea had this awesome selection of turkish rugs, who knew?! They had tons of different colors and patterns from neutral to colorful…the only problem was the price! These rugs were NOT CHEAP!! We looked through them for a while but decided they were too far out of the budget and moved on. As we were about to check out I had to pop in the AS IS section just to check and happened to see one of the turkish rugs. It was just a floor model so it was still in great condition but was now marked way down and was back into our price range. I would have never picked something this colorful but we loved how unique it was and decided it was a deal we couldn’t pass up!

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If I was getting the turkish rug, I knew I had to go back for the turkish pillow covers too! So we walked all the way back through IKEA to get those turkish pillows!

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The great thing about this rug is it has so many different colors in it that it works with most of the items we have already. Most of my decor is very neutral but it also had green and blue in it to compliment all of blue and white ceramics and my green console table and greenery. 

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This refresh couldn’t have come at a better time. After losing our babies I needed a project, I needed more color and joy to focus on. I have really loved how bright and fun this space is now!

The chairs from our sitting area no longer worked with the new rug so I started brainstorming what I really wanted. They were just Craigslist finds so they weren’t my first choice for chairs anyways. I decided on wicker to add texture and weathered wood elements to the space. I chose these Corby Arm Chairs and they were even more perfect than I originally thought and they showed up with the cushions which was a great surprise since they weren’t shown online!

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This is my little plant corner and I already had these two plants that had pops of pink/red before we got the rug so they ended up being perfect!!

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This spring console table is one of my favorites so it’s staying as is for now. You may remeber most of it from my spring console table post HERE.

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I’m going to try to share ALL of the details and the sources below which I know may be obnoxious but it’s easier to have it all in one place and I hope you may find it helpful!

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Turkish Rug – IKEA (the closest I could find online was HERE and HERE)

Turkish Pillows – IKEA (you can find similar HERE)

Wicker Chairs – Birch Lane

Drum Table – Craigslist

Botanical and Wedding Date Pillow – Linen and Ivory

Hanging Basket on door – thrifted

Blue and White Ceramics – thrifted

Blue and White Garden Stool – gifted (similar HERE)

Blanket Ladder – Flea Market (several similar HERE)

tobacco stick “gate” – flea market find

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Couch and Love Seat – Local Store but can be found HERE

Floor Lamp HERE

Floral Wreath – HERE

Mirror – HERE

Basket/side table – Home Goods

About Drop Cloth Curtains HERE

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Ottoman – Grandin Road

Side Tables – Craigslist and Painted Tutorial HERE

Table Lamps HERE

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Green Cabinet Makeover HERE

Artwork – Home Goods

Tobacco Basket – won from IG Giveaway

Chair with plant – thrifted

Bird Cage – JoAnn’s

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Topiaries – IKEA last year

Candlesticks on Fireplace – local store

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So what do you guys think of the refresh? I know it’s not “on trend” with all the neutrals but I have to admit it sure has made us happy to see so much color added to the room! This is another reason I’m so glad I did buy mostly neutral pieces so I can easily change things out using what I already had!

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And the real stars of the show were there too! 😉

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And just a few more shots of our Summer Refresh!

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Roundup for my Fellow Crochet Lovers

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I don’t know why but I am drawn to anything crocheted. Anything your grandparents have, I probably love it! I’ve been collecting doilies and crocheted items for a few years now and have a small collection that I hope to keep growing!  

You may remember my crocheted runner from this blog post

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Or this new Runner with Crocheted edges from this blog post

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I also keep all my extra doilies in a vase because I just love the texture.

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Well…because I’m a crochet lover myself, I have been on the hunt for some cool runners and items to add to my collection and I thought I’d share some of my favorite finds.

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Crochet Pillows

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Crochet Poufs

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Crochet-Baskets

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Crochet Placemats

Placemats HERE

Crochet Coasters

Coasters HERE

Crochet Table Cloth

Tablecloth HERE

I hope you may have found something new and fun from this roundup, I know I have several items on here on my wishlist and my grandmother sure will be proud! :)

(This post contains affiliate links which means if you purchase something I receive a small percentage of the sale. Also, because these are online items, they may be unavailable at times.)

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