it’s the little things

I’ve been eyeing this pine writing desk atΒ The Pink Geranium for a few weeks. I knew it would be perfect for the empty wall where the locker baskets used to reside.

While I loved the size and shape, that wooden knob was so ho-hum.

A tiny detail, I know. But sometimes it’s the little things that can make a big impact.

Hardware can change the entire look of a piece. It can dress it up, dress it down, bring it up to date, or even give it a more vintage vibe.

I chose a metal pull to give a nice contrast to the wood. It was under $5.

I drilled new holes. Because the pull would cover the center hole, the hole didn’t need to be filled. But if itΒ had, here’s my process for filling holes.

Then added the new pull.

See what I mean? Such a small thing but with a big impact. It changed the look entirely and I love it now.

I’ll be back tomorrow to show you the full monty.

Happy Monday peeps.

12 Responses to it’s the little things

  1. Kris October 1, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    Wow that is a great little change with a big impact. I love it and can’t wait to see the whole thing.

    • Maple & Magnolia October 2, 2012 at 12:03 am #

      Thanks, Kris. πŸ™‚

  2. Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage October 1, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    Much better! I’m thinking I might need to replace the ho-hum knobs on my sons dresser now!

    • Maple & Magnolia October 2, 2012 at 12:03 am #

      You go girl…it’s not like you have anything else to do. πŸ˜‰ Kidding…of course. How’s the new house setup going?

  3. Linda October 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    Love it! You are so smart!

    • Maple & Magnolia October 2, 2012 at 12:02 am #

      Aw, thanks Linda.

  4. Mary October 1, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    Girl, you always find the best things!!!

    • Maple & Magnolia October 2, 2012 at 12:02 am #

      You’re one to talk…;)

  5. Erin October 1, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    You know, I keep contemplating changing the wooden knobs on my sideboard…now you make me really see how that should be a reality, thanks!

    • Maple & Magnolia October 2, 2012 at 12:02 am #

      Do it, Erin! πŸ˜‰

  6. Laura October 2, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    Looks great and of course you were right πŸ™‚

    • Maple & Magnolia October 2, 2012 at 11:21 am #

      Thanks, Laura!

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