Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Finishing Touch

She's finally all done!
Yeah, it's a she.
Glass knobs and all.

After an exhaustive search, I found the perfect glass knobs for my damask painted cabinet.

Ok, when I say "exhaustive" I mean going to Lowe's and wandering around
the decorative hardware section.

I found the perfect circular crystal knobs, but sadly they had a brass base.
I thought I could paint them up, but then realized the brass showed through the glass,
making the crystals seem somewhat amber colored.
Back to the drawing board.

The other knobs were kind of boring, and not the right size:

Then I found this little number.

It was the correct size, fit with damask patter on the cabinet, had an interesting shape, 
wasn't brass and it was only $3.97 per knob!

Let me fresh your memory on how the cabinet looked prior to adding the knobs.
You can find the full post HERE

Here is a close up.
I feel they are small enough to fit the right into the damask pattern
but not overshadow it.

I think it's the perfect compliment. 

Decorative hardware really does add that perfect finishing touch!
I didn't think I could love it more,
but I do. 



  1. It's perfect!! I love it. The glass knobs finish it off so well.

    Such a powerful post! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm stopping by via the blog hop. Nice to meet you! I'm a new follower.

    Lots of love,

    1. Thanks so much for the kind comment, Lindsey. Love your blog and am following you back. :)

      XOXO, Melysa

  2. Super cute cabinet - love the damask detail and the knobs are a great finish. Over from Tater Tots & Jello today!

  3. This cabinet is gorgeous! I read your whole tutorial on making it. Wow.. 6.5 cans of spray paint. lol
    Really like the knobs you selected too.

    I've often wondered if those Tracers were any good... obviously it worked out well for you. Now I want one.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.
    Your dimensional stained glass pieces (shoe & bird) are absolutely breathtaking. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

    I have a question for you. How do you store your glass at home? It is a big issue for me and I would love some ideas.

    thanks.. nan

    1. Aww, thanks so much for the kind comment! I have a few ways to store my glass. Everything is sorted by color to make it easier to find.

      Larger sheets of glass (over 12"X12") are laid flat and stored in armoire.
      Medium sized sheets (8"X10" and up) are in milk crates, standing on end, so I can flip through the sheets.
      Small sheets are in hard plastic magazine holders, standing on end.
      Tiny pieces and leftover cuts are stored in plastic shoe boxes and stacked. I use these for mosaics, fusing, making beads and jewelry.

      Hope this helps!

  4. I really love how this turned out! I am also on the hunt for the perfect hardware.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Show Off Saturday!

  5. This is a very pretty piece, and I love the finishing touch.

  6. Perfect!! Finding knobs can be so challenging! You nailed it!

    Thanks so much for linking up last week!

  7. Wow, impressive. We loved having you join us at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

  8. LOVE it! the knobs are gorgeous!

  9. It came out beautiful! The knobs are perfect! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you will share with us again this week!

  10. Yes, Its all about the knobs girl!

    Target has a 4 pk glass knobs for 14.99 that's where I got mine from..

    Thanks for linking up at Create & Inspire!

  11. Fabulous project!!!
    Thank you for linking up, hope you will stop by my blog today and link up another great project...
    Claire xox

  12. Fabulous project!!!
    Thank you for linking up, hope you will stop by my blog today and link up another great project...
    Claire xox

  13. perfect touch!! you really did a great job!! thanks for sharing at Uncommon!

    bonnie :)

  14. Wowsers! I love this! The black is stunning and the knobs are just perfect! Thanks for linking up to the Creative Inspirations party - please come back Thursday to link up again!
    Stacey of Embracing Change


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