Three plus years after moving into our home, I am happy to say I'm still pleased with the faux bamboo formica I choose for a built-in linen closet (left) and the cabinets in my laundry area which also happen to hold our gas water heater. My only problem was I just couldn't decide what type of handles/knobs to use, and I'm a bit picky when it comes to commitments involving drilling holes in cabinets! I even convinced myself that the cabinets were fine without handles!
With my brother and family about to visit from the US a few weeks ago, I decided it would be a great time to finally get some handles on those cabinets and these beauties that I'd purchased at the Yaffo flea market three plus years ago now seemed just right! And what can I tell you, I just love them! Actually it's more than that, I'm ecstatic about how great they look and in retrospect I'm glad I waited until I was totally sure about my decision!
In case you are wondering, these ceramic knobs were imported to Israel from Damascus, Syria and the small ones were only 8 shekels about $2 each! Now that is a bargain. I've seen similar knobs at Anthropologie, or you could get crafty and make something similar by painting wooden knobs or large wooden beads! I love the fact that they're all different and the little splash of intense color makes me happy.
Knobs are a great place to have a little fun, so give it some thought and transform the cabinets in your home!