Sunday, June 26, 2011

furniture earrings



I wasn't looking for new hardware but when I saw some knobs on sale recently at Anthropologie, I grabbed a trio in two styles of palest pink glass, knowing I'd find a use for them someplace.



This plain cabinet tucked between the desk and a bookcase in the Girlie Office seemed like a good candidate for a 2-minute makeover.



Within minutes, a little transformation had taken place. It was like the furniture had switched basic post earrings for something special and fancy.



Fashioned like a slow motion splash,
watery glass
lends a refreshing air
to stately chifforobes.

{Love this description of the Violette knob from Anthropologie.com!}



I added the final "earring" to the coffee table ...

From everyday elegant
to evening magnificent.

Eternally chic designs that captivate the eye
and illuminate your style.

{Fabulous description of earrings from Tiffany & Co.}



Captivating! ;)

Now my "everyday elegant" pieces are ready to mingle with the likes of chifforobes, chiffoniers, davenports and chesterfields.

{How anthropomorphic!}

xo
elyse

34 comments:

jeanetteann said...

how gorgeous I want some too x

Kim -Truly Tattered said...

So Cute! Great way to describe the "jewelry" in your room!
Kim

Jessica Rodarte said...

I love how you think outside of the box and make everything so pretty, Elyse! :)

Alison said...

Love this! I love how quickly knobs can change the whole look of a piece. :)
Alison

Comeca Jones said...

You chose well my that glass is perfectly gorgeous!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

what and AWESOME and Gorgeous Find!!!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Love the simple but fabulous change! ♥ You have such wonderful ideas to share, Elyse!

T's Daily Treasures said...

That was a sweet and easy little transformation. Just like us girls, even furniture can use a little bling every now and then. Have a great week. Tammy

vivian said...

sweet! pretty little transformations!
xo
vivian

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Beautiful knobs and what a difference the right accessories make to the little black dress furniture.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I WANT SOME!!!!!!
I WANT SOME !!!!!
I WANT SOME !!!!!

There. My fit is over now. ;)

Very cute, Elyse.

"Fashioned like a slow motion splash....." Too fun. ♥

koralee said...

So pretty...I add these type of earrings to my furniture and home as well. Hugs for a great new week ALREADY! xoxoxo

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

How could you not buy those beauties for $2.95!? It's so great when anthropologie puts some of their knobs on sale...I am always compelled to buy them, even without reason. Love how the new jewelry looks on your furniture!!
I put an anthro (sale) flower knob recently on an end table and it just completely transformed the table in a matter of minutes! My kind of makeover!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I'm with you it makes all the difference. When I have something in my booth that does not sell, sometimes all I have to do is change it's earrings LOL!

Carol

Mary Ellen said...

What pretty jewelry for the furniture!! Wow it looks like a great price for them too! Wish we had an Anthropologie here.

Hoping you have a beautiful and creative week!

bee blessed
mary

stefanie said...

oooooo, I love those, gosh now I have to go to Anthro and see if we have them on clearance!

Jill said...

I love the new "jewelry"-- and wow, that was a bargain! Ya' gotta' love it!
Hugs,
Jill

Cottage Flair said...

Great knobs! I love Anthropolgie hardware ... I still have some in a bag waiting for the perfect piece to embellish.
Jennifer

Pink Piccadilly Pastries said...

What a gorgeous way to "girlie" up your office!! Love it!! Thanks for sharing!! xo Jina

NanaDiana said...

How cute! Love the "jewelry" in our room! I just picked up a copy of a very special magazine today and I am going to do a little post on it later this week because SOMEONE very special is featured in there. Stay tuned, sweet Elyse! xo Diana

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Pretty! Pretty! Pretty!

debi said...

Oooooooh! Pretty, pretty!
LOVE the new furniture earrings!

BEAR's Mom said...

just loverly :D
~victoria~

Suz said...

Elyse,
That is so pretty...and the prices are not your typical Anthropologie. Good for you!
Hugs,
Suz

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

hey Potsie! Those are awesome! I found some of the bigger ones at "the max for the minimum". they really add some personality to your pieces! : ) summer has thrown me for a loop! no time!!!!

The enchanted home said...

Came from NanaDiana, beautiful and what a gorgeous improvement using those knobs!! Fabulous.....

From the Kitchen said...

Nana Diana sent me over and I'm so grateful. I'm your newest "follower" as I don't want to miss a thing that you do. Now I'm off to pour another cup of coffee to sip while I pore over your previous posts.

Congratulations on your magazine coverage!

Best,
Bonnie

Blondie's Journal said...

What a difference the knobs made. I bought knobs from Anthro, too, and now I am ready to see what's new!

Visiting from Diana's...heard you have been featured in a wonderful magazine. Congratulations!!

XO,
Janie

SavannahGranny said...

Great instant makeover! Such pretty knobs. Ginger

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Elyse! That crazy woman Nana Diana sent me here to check out your sweet blog! I'm glad she did! I adore the jewelry you added to your dresser. Amazing how a little bling breaths new life into something, huh? Luv it! :)

xoxo laurie

Amy C said...

adorable shabby chicness.
Happy sunny summer to you too!

Katy Noelle said...

Brilliant post and brilliant use of words, my friend!=]

I love glass knobs - I do! My mom owns and old Craftsman style house in CA, where she's had a day care center for over 35 years, now. Deep, rich wood beams, wood floors, big stone fireplace and original glass door knobs. She, also, btw, has her doctorate in early childhood education - and has views on how children need dirt, roots, animals and rich, creative environments - we call her "Dr. Nana". but, wait! This is about glass doorknobs...

The transformation is perfect - like something out of a book or a magazine!

Jun said...

i found my coke bottle green crystal knobs onlinel they are the first thing people notice in my kitchen. "furniture earrings" is a perfect title :)
www.janineonadime.blogspot.com/

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