I am often asked about where I find the hardware that I use on the pieces of furniture that I redo so I thought I would devote a post to answering that question.
First of all, let me tell you…this list is by no means all inclusive.
These are just the places I like shop.
There are places that carry hardware like Lowe’s and nothing against big stores like that, but I don’t necessarily buy my hardware from there.
Paint, sandpaper, brushes and wood filler … yes. I buy a heck of a lot from there, believe me.
Bear in mind that hardware is not cheap…most times it is pretty expensive, but it really can make all the difference in a piece.
It is the jewelry that makes the piece really beautiful.
Here are some examples of what I mean…
Hardware from Pier 1 Imports
Hardware from Hobby Lobby
Hardware from D. Lawless Hardware
Hardware from D. Lawless Hardware
I always try to reuse the original hardware on a piece rather than replace it.
On the occasion that hardware is missing, broken or doesn’t look right once I get a piece painted, I will replace it.
I love to shop for hardware, but bear in mind hardware is costly.
I may find knobs I like, but if they are $10 a piece, I am most likely not going to buy them.
If I had to purchase 6-8 knobs at $10 each, I would be adding quite a bit of cost to the piece.
Most dressers take between 6 and 10 knobs per piece.
You can do the math.
If I can’t build the cost of the hardware into the price of a piece then it would not make sense to me to buy knobs at all.
There would be no profit to be had.
I love nice hardware, but it can’t break the bank.
That being said, here are some of my primary sources that I use:
I think this is my best resource!
I want to shout that from the rooftops too because this company has been so good to me!
They have an excellent product as well as very reasonable prices.
Their customer service rocks, too.
All around, they are a win-win.
My favorite knobs that they carry are their cut-glass knobs…
These knobs are of great quality and at $2.13 a knob, they are completely within the budget!
You just won’t find this anywhere else.
You really need to add them to your hardware short list 🙂
They carry wood knobs, acrylic knobs, glass and ceramic knobs along with other types of hardware.
Check them out!
They come highly recommended by me.
2. Hobby Lobby
Hobby Lobby is always a winner.
The only issue I have with them is that the closest store to me is at least an hour away.
I can’t order on-line and I now shipping is fast with them, but I do like to see the hardware I am choosing in person for sake of size as well as the fact that often hardware is hand painted and there are often variations from one knob to the next.
I have always had luck with hardware in this store.
There is just SO MANY KINDS to choose from!\
The prices are pretty good although I almost always shop when the store is running their 50% off all knobs, pulls and hardware sales.
I usually try to snag hardware for a few pieces at this time.
The hardware is of excellent quality.
I only ever had trouble with one knob which had a defect and they happily and quickly replaced it for me.
I have ordered knobs from Anthro when they run their sales.
Honestly, I couldn’t afford their regular priced hardware at $8-22 knob, but they have such pretty knobs.
When they go on sale, I do check them out.
Hardware on sale goes fast though so move on it if you find a sale.
Most sales I see will price a knob at $2.95 each.
Shipping is good, but I have had issues with quality at times.
I have had them break on several occasions so be sure your product is sound when you receive it and do be sure to let them know if it isn’t up to par.
Overall, a good experience with them, but there have been a few issues here and there.
If I were to order from them, I would order and be mindful to check out the quality of the product.
This is my most newly discovered source for hardware.
So happy to have another place to shop for knobs!
The knobs are lovely and the prices are ok.
I shopped from their clearance knobs this past week and I found some that were priced at $3-4 a knob which is good.
The quality appears to be very good, too.
I also learned that if you see knobs you like, but they don’t have them in stock at the store, they can order them for you and have them shipped to the store for free.
No shipping fees!
That is a great thing to know 🙂
I will certainly be using them more in the future.
I have on occasion searched Etsy for knobs…they are generally handcrafted and beautiful.
I ordered from vendors on this site once or twice with success.
7. Miscellaneous Sources
These other sources include general hardware stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s as well as local Facebook sale sites (from individuals selling hardware) as well as Amazon, eBay, Target, and various antique stores.
Lots of place to shop, but price, selection and style always comes into play.
Everyone loves pretty hardware…it can really make the piece!
I would love to hear any other sources that you know of or have used…let’s share!