Real Life Fridays: My Kitchen Hardware & a Real Life To-Do List

I don't know about you, but there are still a few ways in this age of technology where I am a pen and paper kind of gal. Although I do make lists on my iPhone and use its calendar, I tend to work best when what I need to remember or accomplish is right in front of me. The downside to this? My tendency to leave a shopping list on the counter and overly ambitious to-do lists.

So, none of today's original items happened. A couple from yesterday took their place instead. At least I remembered to call my Dad. And really, the fact that I didn't kill anyone after getting "stuck" in IKEA's maze of a parking garage and carrying the bags I had to buy there across the ice should count for something.

All that  said, I didn't have a chance to get any decent photos of my kitchen hardware. So these will have to suffice until I share some reveal pictures.
Threshold™ 10 Knob Value Pack - Statuary Bronze
Threshold™ 10 Knob Value Pack - Statuary Bronze

Threshold™ 10-Pack Vista Square Knob - Oil-Rubbed Bronze
Threshold Satin Nickel Bubble Knob- no longer available (but I've seen similar ones at Pier One and on Etsy.

I had originally been thinking of rubbed or antiqued brass pulls but couldn't find any in my budget readily available. I really didn't want to break the bank on this since our larger goal is to renovate the kitchen in a few years. Given that, I wanted to find knobs/pulls that worked with the hole already drilled in our builder-grade press board cabinets. I lucked out and found all of these options at Target. The best part was they came in multi-packs and were really well priced. I only used the bubble knobs on four drawer fronts. They blend a lot better in person than in this shot and the kids love them.

They're tied together by color or shape: the dark bronze is repeated in artwork and frames and the nickel color on the sink's hardware. All in all, a quick, affordable update for a little facelift.

Right now, working on some finishing touches in the kitchen this coming week is on the list. Clearly, I'm not making any promises. At the end of the day, real life has a way of getting in the way of our plans.

Have a great weekend!