I've mentioned we are going with a company called "Three Day Kitchen and Bath", who will need 4 days to do all the work that needs to be done in our kitchen. We have 3 weekends left to get everything out of the kitchen. They are also repairing some water damage on the ceiling in the dining room, so we need to move a lot of things out of there, too.
When we chose the knobs offered by the company, I didn't see any I loved, but we picked some out that were OK. When I found out we didn't have to get our pendant light from the company he had given us the internet address for, I also asked if we could pick knobs out from somewhere else. He said we could, and the budget for each is $5.00. I saw some I liked where we got the light, and found they give a contractor's discount. I then set about looking at other sites on the internet and went to about every other place in town that has knobs. I've driven Larry nuts, because he thought we had chosen the knobs, and now, I was obsessing over finding different ones.
I couldn't even remember the knobs we chose, but the contractor emailed me these photos of them. I can't tell from them whether they are the rough textured ones I decided I don't want. I called to see if I can go see the knobs they have again, now that I've seen a bunch, and I may be able to choose one of them, or even a different color of the ones we first picked. I do like the shape of the knob, and it's similar to one I found that I like.
I fell in love with these floral knobs at a local hardware store, but am wondering if they would be hard to keep clean. I also wonder if they would call too much attention to themselves, and if we would get tired of them.
If we got these, I thought about using the above pull on the drawers in the u shaped area, and the bottom right ones on the drawers in the south cupboards.
I'd want to find a spot for a couple each of these, too.
After one of the times I talked myself out of the previous knobs, I decided the next ones were my favorites. The problem with these, are that the pulls are way more expensive than the others. This knob is a couple dollars more than the $5.00 budget, so they are doable. It looks like I put the black one in here. Larry doesn't like that color.
This pull is $15.16. I don't know if the contractor can get a discount or not. I don't think this is the color we both liked, either, but I do like it.
This next pull is also part of the series. It's in the $7.00 range, so we could use these in the u shaped part, and the above ones in the south part. This is the oiled rubbed bronze. We both like it.
Here are a few that I had found at the design center where I found the light, and thought about using on the south cupboards, until I decided it would be too hard to match them with everything else. There were also peas, and some cool watering cans and other blooms.
I would welcome any opinions on which ones you like, and what you know about the different materials that knobs and pulls are made from. If you know of a brand of knobs that are good ones at reasonable prices, please let me know. I will rest much better after this decision is made, and be happy to get back into my blog reading.
I forgot to mention that the contractor is also willing to put up a gridwall panel on the wall above the table. I emailed the following photo to him after seeing it somewhere. I can't remember the blog it was on, but I also found it doing a search of gridwall panels. I found it at this site.
I wouldn't be able to put large things on it, but could dry flowers and herbs on it, as well as hang some of my collections on it. Now, I have to decide what color to get. The chrome ones are more expensive than the black or white ones.
I hope we get some seasonal weather soon. It was below zero this morning. I don't think I'm getting any seeds planted inside this year. I hope yours are doing well if you have them. If you're in zone 6, I hope you're getting out there to plant some lettuce and such.
(I hope the credit I gave was OK. If anyone knows whose kitchen this is, please let me know. I'd love to give them credit.)