Splurge versus Steal: Colored Glass Cabinet Knobs

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Decorative knobs are a fun and easy way to spruce up your existing cabinetry and furniture.  Although it may seem like a small detail, switching out standard knobs for a more unique style can take standard furnishings from merely functional to pretty and polished.  I particularly like the look of colored glass knobs, which add a fun punch of color to a cabinet or dresser.  Rejuvenation describes their pressed-glass and nickel knobs as reproductions based on styles popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, and prized by collectors today.  The knobs are available in 13 different Depression-era colors.  While $5.00 might not seem like much of a splurge, the cost of knobs can add up quickly.  The typical dresser drawer has two knobs, and one dresser may have as many as 8 or 10 drawers.  Ikea’s Satta knobs offer the same easy-to-install pop of color at a fraction of the price.  Ikea’s knobs are plastic rather than glass, and they have a simple, streamlined silhouette as opposed to the historic detailing of the Rejuvenation knobs.  But at a mere 33 cents per knob (they are sold in packs of 6), they are perfect for kids rooms, playrooms, or wherever you need an inexpensive update.  Personally, I would splurge on the Rejuvenation knobs for “adult” spaces like the kitchen, bathroom, or master bedroom, but I’d opt for the cheaper Ikea knobs anywhere else.

To see the full range of colors for the Hexagonal Glass Knobs visit Rejuvenation.

To learn more about the Satta Knob visit Ikea.


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