exciting find


this weekend i was in murfreesboro, tennessee working on a nursery for my friends jenny and brock.  you can see the work i previously did a few years ago on their home here.  we got a lot accomplished but it’s not put together enough to take photos yet.  i’ll be putting the finishing touches on harper’s nursery when i go back up there in about a month. 

before i left town last week i picked up some cabinet knobs from anthropologie for the antique buffet that we are using as harper’s changing table.  i also wanted to purchase some of the regular door knobs that they had, but they were really pricey.  i knew that brock (jenny’s husband & soon-to-be harper’s father) would never give in to that idea.  i’m having a hard enough time convincing him that we need to exchange the ceiling fan for a chandelier.  i keep telling him that sweet little baby girls really need chandeliers in their rooms.  i think he’ll give in before harper gets here.  at least i hope he will.


anyway, back to the story.  while we were out shopping for the nursery i came across a great find.  we were at hobby lobby looking for some wide ribbon for the crib bedding, and i somehow ended up on a decorative hardware aisle.  i’m not a regular at hobby lobby so this hardware aisle surprised me.  i’m not sure how long they’ve been carrying hardware but i didn’t see it the last time i was in there.  i was even more surprised when i started looking more closely and found out that most every piece was extremely similar to anthropologie’s hardware with the exception of the price tag.  anthropologie’s cabinet knobs range from $8 - $15.  the hobby lobby ones were $4 - $6 and they were on sale for 1/2 off.  i had my handy-dandy camera with me so i snapped some pics.

hobby lobby’s version

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rosehobby lobby’s version

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anthro’s version

red hobby lobby’s version

DSC05656 anthro’s version

glassthere were others that resembled anthropologie but didn’t look identical to any particular one.


they also had door knobs that were about 1/2 the price of the ones at antrhopologie plus another 1/2 off of that with the sale price.  harper is getting her decorative door knob after all and at a fraction of the cost of the real ones.  i’m using the cream and red painted one below for her closet doors.

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i was so excited about my hobby lobby find.  it made my weekend!  isn’t it funny how little things can make you so excited sometimes.


  1. Love these! I need to find a Hobby Lobby in Atlanta!

  2. THAT IS SO EXCITING!!! I was honestly going to shell out money on the anthro versions!!!


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