Bubbly Crystal Knobby Thingy – my new love

This summer I bought this huge, heavy, bubbly, crystal knobby thingy at a garage sale for $5!!!!!

That’s right…. $5.00!!!!!!

What a steal! The knobs themselves are worth way more than that!!!

I know the lilac stenciling was horrible. But look what I made out of it….

It just needed a little less lilac love and a sloppy coat of stain.

Oh how I LOVE the bubbles!!! In my opinion, there will never be a faux finish good enough to duplicate good old mother nature, neglect, weather and TIME……..

I had another crystal knob cabinet door that I bought for $1.00 this summer at the Habitat for Humanity store. I put the same brown stain on it. They are both hung in the new bathroom. I’m looking for cute hangers and towels to hang from them.

And yes, I know… I need something on the chair and something on the wall and more pics of the bath. All in due time…. slow and steady wins the race is my motto this Christmas break.

Linking to Funky Junk.

Much bloggy love,

  1. Lacey
    January 7, 2010 at 6:55 am

    I love your blog!!!
    and I love that crystal knobby thingy. And I just moved to a place that has a re-store and i am sooooo excited to go!!!

  2. Dusty Bay
    Dusty Bay
    January 7, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Oh what a great transformation! Perfect spot for it too with the other one.

  3. Funky Junk Interiors
    Funky Junk Interiors
    January 7, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    This one made me laugh!! I love it! But what’s funny is how I worded a part of my workshop post that soooo closely resembles this baby. (you’ve managed to capture both our styles on one item) I have go to show MMS this one. LOL!!

    Awesome. LOVE the outcome. Glass knobs and all. 😀


  4. Christina
    January 7, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Great item, LOVE those knobs too!

  5. Miss Mustard Seed
    Miss Mustard Seed
    January 7, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Tha’s true. The rustic meets the refined all in one piece. Nice find and great makeover for $5!

  6. Girly Stuff
    Girly Stuff
    January 8, 2010 at 2:46 am

    It looks great!

    Stripping and sanding are so last last decade!

  7. Painter Mommy
    Painter Mommy
    January 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    That is great! I love it!


  8. Mesha
    January 8, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Rock on Girl, Rock on! Sorry I haven’t been around much to check out your talent! Girl, you’ve got it! WOW! The things you do I can only dream of doing. Sheesh! I’d LOVE to have a job like you. Yes, I most definitely want to see more pics of the new bathroom AND can I just say that whoever did your family photos did a really great job! Thanks for all of your love and support in 2009 and I hope you are off to an amazing 2010. xoxo

  9. L
    January 9, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    you find the BEST stuff!!! it’s so pretty! i love it!

  10. Susan S.
    Susan S.
    January 11, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Great save…that’s an awesome piece now! Happy New Year from Houston!!!!

  11. Beth@The Stories of A to Z
    [email protected] Stories of A to Z
    January 13, 2010 at 2:22 am

    You lucky crystal-knob-finder you! I LOVE it! I was just looking at something (not nearly as fab) at Pier One today and trying to figure out how to replicate it. It’s gorgeous. Nicely done.

  12. Bubu
    January 13, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I‘d like to invite you to visit my fashion blog:


    Thank you :). KISSES FROM SPAIN

    •••HAVE A NICE WEEK•••

  13. Bubu
    January 13, 2010 at 2:53 pm


    Hello Friend, I love love love your blog, it‘s very interesting!!! I really like your style!! i‘ll visit you many times for sure honey.


  14. Beki - TheRustedChain
    Beki - TheRustedChain
    January 13, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Love it!

    Love those crystal knobs.

  15. fabulousfinishes
    January 14, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Very cool weathered look! The stain pops everything – lilacs were a drag 🙂

    Your post reminded me that I still need to make a trip to our Habitat store for cheap cabinet doors (and whatever other ‘treasures’ I might find)

    Is that chair in the corner a mini chair? Like a little kidlet oak chair? I had 2 of those, for the kids, years ago… they were awesome – wish I’d have held onto them….

  16. Cat
    January 16, 2010 at 3:29 am

    You are so talented, this looks fabulous!

  17. Its So Very Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri
    January 17, 2010 at 4:27 am

    I love it though.


  18. Kim
    May 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    The crystal knobs are a great juxtaposition to the door roughness.

  19. gina3
    May 29, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    That is awesome! I love it. I have one similar that I bought and paid way more for. Your transformation of this one is a favorite for me.

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