Friday, February 5, 2016

Showing off Kris!

Hello my friends! I am so excited to share this blogger with you today! I've admired her beautiful blog and home for some time -- Kris shares some great makeovers, decor ideas and DIY projects that I think you'll love. 

Kris blogs at Driven by Decor and her home is really a favorite of mine in blogland. She knows how to create interest with both contrast and neutral touches which I love. Her updates are totally doable and she hangs a mean gallery wall! :)

Let's take a tour around her house, shall we? This bathroom was transformed with a budget and yet again, the difference paint can make is mind-blowing: 
gray stenciled wall

Those walls are stenciled and you have to see the before to truly appreciate the difference. The majority of the changes happened from the tile up -- no huge DIY projects needed. 

Her office gallery wall is one of my favorites. You know I love the dark walls! But the art is the star here: 
dark wall gallery wall
I think it's hard to get a gallery wall like this just right and I wouldn't change a thing on this one. Such a beautiful space! 

Another spot that I think is hard to get just right is the bed -- I love the look of a fluffy Pottery Barn bed and Kris shares how she created that here
How to make a perfect bed

The neutral tones in here are so soothing and pretty! I suddenly need a nap. 

Her fireplace recently underwent a makeover and the star of this one is that gorgeous tile: 
wood tile fireplace

She pulls together art and accessories so well and I love her use of natural items throughout her home. 

I loved this simple DIY throw idea with the pretty fringe: 
White slipcover furniture

Such a great idea to add some color or pattern to a space!

Her teen daughter's bedroom went from young with bright colors to a little more grown up subdued look, but still includes some fun details: 
Blue and white bedroom

I really like how she made over her basic closet doors too -- they look so much better and serve as an art display as well. 

And finally, but certainly not least (I had to stop somewhere!), I LOVE the neutral and classic touches in her dining room
Plate wall dining room
That plate wall is gorgeous! As is everything else! 

I'm so thrilled to share Kris with you today -- isn't her home beautiful? There's so much more I didn't share so be sure to check her out here. Have a wonderful weekend! 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The BEST Place to Find Beautiful Knobs and Pulls

Well hello! It's a beautiful day here and it has me dreaming of spring. Just about right now is when I start to get annoyed with the cold and count down the days to warmer weather. I think I'll be counting down for awhile though. :)

So I shared last week that I cheated once on my no spend month, and it was at Hobby Lobby while I was taking photos for this post. I blame you all! Ha! If you haven't seen the hardware aisle at the Lob then you must go…and go when it's half off because you will want some, I promise. 

I've used their knobs a few times in our home, including these white beauties:
white knobs black dresser
I adore the white against the black and they have a vintage feel that I love. 

I also used some turquoise-looking knobs in our powder room a few years back: 
planked wall bathroom
Those are a couple of my favorites!

I've shared these before here, but  I check them out every time I stop in HL because they seem to change them out often.  I took some pics of my favorites that are there right now and I was surprised at how sophisticated some of them were. I loved this Lucite look with the brass: 
lucite knobs

I think that would look amazing on a black dresser or vanity as well. This handle matched: 
Lucite handles Hobby Lobby
It was really substantial and felt sturdy.

The theme of most of the newer ones I found were wood, stone and metal combos -- this one was a mix of stone and faux wood: 
Hobby Lobby knob selection
This wood one would look sharp in an office or on a painted dresser: 

I actually got very similar handles to these for a lot more at a specialty shop:
arrow cabinet handles
I'm kicking myself for not looking here first!

These longer handles were cool and were an antiqued gold look: 
Hobby Lobby knob selection

I like the stone versions the best though -- this one was huge and would make a big statement!:
Blue agate knobs

This marble knob was simple but would look stunning against a dark piece:
Marble knobs
 I grabbed some of these for a nightstand project -- not sure the color will work but I just adore the look:
Knob and hardware selection Hobby Lobby
My only fear with the stone is how they would hold up -- I can totally see this one breaking if a drawer is too heavy: 
Agate drawer handle

 Of course they have a ton of cute versions as well that would be perfect in a nursery or kid's room:
Animal knobs

Animal hardware hobby lobby
How fun! The dinosaurs would be adorable on a nursery dresser. The deer or elk would make for a fun holiday project too. Remember you can easily spray paint them! AND, these don't have to just be used for drawers -- some would make for cute hooks or to hang art like I showed you here

These would be great for a craft area:
Chalkboard drawer pulls

What a fun way to label drawers! 

And if you want girly they have you covered there too: 
Knobs for girl's room

HL always has some that remind me of what you would find in Anthropologie: 
Anthropologie-like knobs

Of course you can never go wrong with a glass or crystal knob -- they have a huge selection: 
Crystal and glass knobs

I noticed this time they had quite a few of these decorative pieces that you put on before the knob -- so if you want it to make more of a statement something like this would work: 
I always love looking through this spot -- they have great decorative hooks as well. They are half off every few weeks so be sure to plan accordingly. You'll save a ton of cash! Even not on sale these are still less expensive than you'd find at higher end stores.

Have you shopped this aisle? Found any cute ones? I was surprised at how on trend they were with a lot of these! I think decorative knobs are such an easy way to add some character and personality to a space.