It all started when we lived in Norfolk . After we moved into our condo, I had one of the craziest "Epiphanies" ever. The knobs on the cabinets were boring. I thought I wanted a knob with personality. I went to a cabinet custom shop thinking this will be a breeze. Little did I know that there were so, so many to choose from AND they were EXPENSIVE! Rejected, I was walking out when a table with many knobs caught my eye. They were all different and best of all, they were only 25 cents each. That's when the Epiphany hit! I would get enough different ones to blend into the originals, alternating them. Boy, was I a happy camper! MC thought I had lost my mind, although he did agree to install them. I had certainly added personality to the kitchen! The reactions of neighbors and friends were fantastic! They thought I was a little nuts, but overall they liked the idea. When we put the condo on the market we removed all the different knobs , put them in a plastic bag, and put back all the original ones.
A few years later, we moved into our home on Satilla Court in Sun City Peachtree, Griffin, Ga. I ran across that bag and figured, "I'm going to repeat my old Epiphany". Only problem, I didn't have nearly enough! Again, MC and I tracked down a custom cabinet shop and headed out.....We asked if they had any knobs on sale and to our surprise, Bubba, a man sitting at a desk, said he had a box of odd knobs from custom jobs and he was getting ready to toss them! Then he added........"Take all you want they are FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
I was on Cloud 9. We put them up and my new kitchen had PERSONALTY!
Of course when we put the house on the market we put back all the originals and bagged up all the Personality knobs!
I remembered the knobs a few weeks ago. The ones we had in our new Forever Home were lovely, but the wrong color. They were polished nickle and most of my decor is gold. MC found the bag and we pulled out all the gold ones. We had a small problem.......The original owner had installed 3 inch pulls on the cabinet doors. Knobs were only on the drawers. Figured, no problem, we would go see Bubba!!! But, Bubba was no longer there and the new owner didn't have any pulls the size we needed.
MC to the rescue!!!! He said he could spray paint the pulls gold. Oh he's a genius!
It worked! Now all the drawers are different gold knobs and the pulls are not different, but gold.
My Personality Knobs have survived and are back!!