Roughly five weeks ago, I pinned a knob from Anthropologie (this knob if we’re getting specific). I knew that the combination of brass and mother of pearl would be the perfect combo for our nightstands, but each knob was $14 and that is a bit much when you’re used to buying knobs from home improvement stores for a few dollars.
Our nightstands have been teal for a few months now, even though I only shared the finished product in February, and I’ve been looking for knobs for quite some time. I kept hunting, but I always came up empty-handed.
And so, our nightstands have looked like this for a five months now.
At this point in the search, I was leaning more towards purchasing the knobs from Anthropologie but my problem is that I’m the type of person who will talk myself out of purchases all the time. This isn’t really a complaint because this approach gives me time to think about it and either go back and get it or forget about it – it’s just annoying when you’re on the hunt for something specific and you’ve found it. I sent Joe the link to the knobs a few times and he finally encouraged me to go get them. I responded by reminding him that they were pricey, which he countered by asking me if I really liked them. I did, and so I headed to Anthropologie during my lunch break.
Of course, while I was there, I found another (more wallet friendly) option and texted Joe this picture. Truth be told, I wasn’t as crazy about it because the color was a little muted, but I didn’t hate it. Joe still preferred the first option (shiny vs. un-shiny is a totally unfair contest) and so I got them.
The point of this story is that I did splurge on knobs, but they’re pieces that I really like. Even if our nightstands get replaced, I will be holding onto these knobs. They’re pretty spectacular in person (the photographs don’t do them justice) so I think this was a good time to spend a little bit more on something I loved rather than something I thought was ‘eh’.
When it came time to swapping the old knobs for these beauties, it’s a pretty straight forward process that I don’t need to get into. I will share that I was so nervous about how these would look on our nightstands (because they’re larger than I expected) that I was very careful when removing the price tags. You know, just in case it looked terrible and I had to return them.
When it came to trimming the bolts, I opted not to. The bolts are part of the knob so once we trim them, they’re trimmed. There is the potential for these knobs to end up on another piece of furniture so I don’t want to trim them now and regret it later on. They haven’t been a problem thus far, so for now, they’ll stay as-is.
This close-up shot really lets you see how these knobs shine (the shiny factor definitely explains why I’m so fond of them).
I love the direction the nightstands are going in. The deep teal color next to the bright yellow is a nice pairing, and the new knobs add a bit of sophistication to everything. I’m thinking of painting the bottom of the legs in a color that matches the brass knobs. I’m not entirely sure how it’ll end up, but I think it could be amazing. We’ll see.
Do you splurge when you find something you love? Ever talked yourself out of a purchase, only to end up regretting it?