Archive for January, 2011

My friend, Carrie, in a previous post on the cabinet style I’ve chosen and cabinet hardware, suggested that I use different hardware in each room.  Since the cabinets would be the same throughout the house, this would be a nice accent.  What a brilliant idea!  Taking her suggestion to heart, I’ve been perusing websites for various cabinet knobs and pulls.  Here’s what I’ve found.

Wine Room

One of the websites I’ve been looking through is Knobs and Hardware.  They have a large selection and that’s where I found this one.  I think it would be fabulous for the wine room.  This particular one has wooden sides but there are others that are metal.  I’m leaving the final choice up to my husband, since this is his room, but he seems quite taken with this style.

Non-kitchen rooms

Now, I know I’ve said in previous posts that I would like this house to be mountain classic without the antlers.  Antlers are just not our style–no mounted heads or that sort of thing.  However, another friend, Jennifer, suggested we buy silver antlers as a nod to the antler.  I liked that idea.  Then I saw these cabinet pulls.

Wouldn’t these look great in, say, the laundry room?  Or perhaps the living room?  There will be enclosed shelves in the living room which will need cabinet pulls.  There are other big game cabinet pulls and knobs at Hardware Accents

In addition to big game, there is also a large selection at the same website for various nature themes.  For example, this I’m thinking about for, perhaps, the guest bathrooms.

I do rather like some of these.  You can view a large selection at this website.


Both websites have a wide variety of themes.  As you can imagine, probably one of the largest is for kitchen cabinets.  There are ones that identify the contents of the cabinets, like this. 

Or this.

And this.

You can even buy blank pulls and have whatever you want engraved on them.  Then there is also this style.

This would be rather fun for the Butler’s Pantry, yes?

Oh my, so many choices, so little time!  In about 2 months, framing should commence.  Yikes!  Where is the time going?  I better get on some of these decisions quickly.


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2010 in review

Thanks for all your views and comments. Below are the stats on this blog for 2010. 2011 promises to be an eventful year so keep reading the posts and write those comments. I love hearing from you!

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 43 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 44 posts. There were 167 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 79mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was April 20th with 32 views. The most popular post that day was The players.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, my.yahoo.com, sz0040.ev.mail.comcast.net, moderncat.net, and mail.yahoo.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for janet solie, open door window, living room french window, pictures of windows in a room with french doors, and floor to ceiling door.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


The players December 2009


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About December 2009


Cat Friendly Home January 2010

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