knob nirvana.

I did end up choosing to paint the Hudson with MMS Artissimo.  And voila, here he is.

Hudson 1I absolutely adore him.  This was the perfect color, and I’m so glad I saw Danielle’s piece and was inspired to go with it.

I used MMS furniture wax as my top coat this time, and I did find that the color did not get as dark as it does with hemp oil.  Really, both finishes are nice with this paint color, but if you want the blue to be a little more obvious, then wax is the way to go.

You’ll notice that I gave him all new knobs.  I have a confession to make.  I am a bit of a hardware snob.  I prefer to retain original hardware, and when that doesn’t work, I have always tried to use vintage replacements.  I have quite a stash of vintage knobs that I’ve picked up over the years.  But this guy has 12 knobs!  I just didn’t have a dozen knobs that would work.  And, coincidentally, we FINALLY got a Hobby Lobby in the Twin Cities!

I stopped in the other day and was quite certain I had died and gone to knob heaven.

knobsI knew that Hobby Lobby had a good selection of inexpensive knobs.  Every time I visit my mom in Nevada, I bring home a suitcase full of knobs and other fun stuff from her local Hobby Lobby.  Now I have a local store!  And not only that, knobs were 50% off the day I went in.  It’s as if it was meant to be.  I stocked up.  Big time.

And I found the perfect knobs for the Hudson.  They look old, and they don’t distract from the fabulous detail on this dresser.  Look at these amazing legs, and the details around the bottom.

Hudson details

I’m so happy with this one that I just couldn’t stop taking pictures, and then I couldn’t decide which ones to use for my post.Hudson 2Final before & after.

Hudson before & after

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20 thoughts on “knob nirvana.

  1. It’s a looker that’s for sure. I am with you on hardware it can make or break a piece. I understand your photo lust the perfect finish with the perfect knob love it Quandie.
    Wish you and your brushes were located somewhere east and a bit south. ;.)

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  2. It’s a looker that’s for sure. I am with you on hardware it can make or break a piece. I understand your photo lust the perfect finish with the perfect knob love it Quandie. Hobby Lobby is da bomb! Wish you and your brushes were located somewhere east and a bit south. ;.)

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  3. You’ll be happy to know that Hobby Lobby is going to be opening a bunch of stores in the Twin Cities in the next year or two.

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  4. The color is sophisticated and suites this gorgeous chest of drawers. I have a big carton of knobs, also. All organized in bags. But, I’ll be darned if there is ever the number I need. Apparently, there are Hobby Lobbies and then there are Hobby Lobbies, because ours doesn’t have a fabulous selection like that. The chest of drawers is just fabulous.

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    1. Oh. I feel doubly lucky knowing that not all Hobby Lobbies have that selection of knobs! Good to know. I will say that they did not have great quantities of any one style. If you were trying to re-knob your kitchen and had 36 knobs (or more!), you’d have a hard time finding them. I suppose you can order on line, but then you have to wait for them. I’m not very good at the waiting thing.

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  5. Love it. The blue finish is perfect. What a difference a little TLC can make for an old, tired piece of furniture. Now it can be enjoyed for so many more years…

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  6. Not to brag but there are 3 Hobby Lobby stores in my town. If you are ever in need I can pick some extras up for you and ship them out.

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