Okay, guys. The wood floors are done, the crib is assembled, and the glider is here. Nursery accessories are next – taking this simple room all the way to fully ready for Baby B before she comes! I can’t wait to welcome her with open arms and give her a safe and well decorated space from day one.
This boring orange wood dresser is one of the main things we need to work on. On the to-do list: new drawer knobs (12 of them!) and picking out a chalk paint color. I think we’re going to go with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint since I’ve read so many good things about it. There are about 10,000 options for drawer knobs out there, but I know we’ll find something!
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Options
Just look at all those pretty colors! I am tending towards neutrals right now, particularly since there’s so much green on the walls in the nursery already. Pure looks gorgeous, but so does Duck Egg Blue. It’s so hard to pick! Maybe Old Violet?
Jennifer over at The Grace House refinished a nightstand in Pure, distressed it, and did a faux antique wood top. It looks fabulous! And Lynnette over at Cleverly Simple painted a family heirloom in Duck Egg Blue.
From looking at all of the inspiration pictures out there, I think I’m going to try out Pure. The crisp white will be a nice contrast to all the green, and won’t compete with anything. I’ve noticed that I was on a color-intense run there for awhile, but I think I’ve swung back in the other direction. White is beautiful!
Apparently, this paint is sometimes hard to find, but I’m lucky to live in a city where there are tons of options! Walker Hall Design is the closest store to me, and their page looks super cute. I can’t wait to check it out in person!
To me, this is the super fun part. I always enjoyed walking around Anthropologie (who doesn’t!?), but my favorite part of the store was the knobs. They have such cool options. Not that I can really afford any of them, but I can dream! Another favorite source, and a bit cheaper, is World Market. Hobby Lobby seems to have a nice selection as well, but they’re a bit on the pricey side.
1 – Octagonal Knob $8.00 each
2 – Cayden Knob $6.00 each
3 – West Town Knob $8.00 each
4 – Swirled Agate Knob $24.00 each
6 – Druzy Quartz Knob $18.00 each
7 – Compass Knob $8.00 each
8 – Engraved Chevalier Knob $12.00 each
[one_half_last]9 – Bronze Flower Knobs $1.99 each
10 – Opaque Blue Glass Knobs $3.13 each
11 – Carved Bone Knobs $3.99 each
12 – Light Brown Iron Knobs $3.99 each
13 – Small Mercury Glass Knobs $3.99 each
14 – Bronze Medallion Knobs $1.99 each
15 – Round Ball Jute Knobs $3.99 each
16 – Silver Filament Knobs $3.99 each
I seriously love all of these, but all of the ones from Anthropologie were just too expensive. At $6.00 a knob for the cheapest from them, and 12 knobs total, that would bring our total to $72.00. Just too much for me! They sure are beautiful, though.
After asking Aaron, we narrowed it down to our top three.
#14, the Bronze Medallion knobs are beautiful! At $1.99 per knob, it’s also one of the cheapest options. The darker brown color works well with the hardware in the room (oil rubbed bronze), and I think the contrast against the white of the dresser would be lovely!
The second and a very similar option is #9, the Bronze Flower Knob. I like it for all the same reasons as I like the first option, but it’s a little less busy than the medallion. At $1.99, it would be one of the cheapest options again!
Aaron’s favorite by far (he almost immediately knew it was the one he wanted!) was the Silver Filament knob. At $3.99 per knob, they aren’t the cheapest, but $47.88 for all of them is a lot less than the Anthropologie options. It kind of looks like agate to me, and somewhat looks ‘pre-scratched’ so we wouldn’t have to worry about damage down the line. I think the lack of contrast against the white would look good as well since we’re trying to make the space seem as big as possible. It really is a very small room, which isn’t so bad right now since our daughter is so little too! So there it is – white dresser with silver filament knobs. We still have to decide on legs, though!
Our two cheapest options (it’s just legs, so I’m not trying to spend a ton of money) were on two different ends of the spectrum. One was quite ornate, and the other much simpler. I think for now since the knobs are hopefully going to be the focus, we’re going to go for the simpler legs. Anything is better than the chipped plastic gray ones that are on the dresser now. Eventually, it would be nice to upgrade to hairpin legs, but they’re a bit out of our price range at the moment. Next up: the curtains!
On to the last nursery accessory for this post: the rug!
I haven’t been able to find a round or square rug that fits our room and our budget. The rectangular design that most rugs come in just doesn’t fit this room, and I don’t want to spend money on something that kind of works. It should be something we love, not something we settled on. But! I’m going on a rug finding adventure this weekend/next week and will hopefully come away with something. If not…it’ll be ok. Who wants to cover up those pretty hardwood floors anyway?