Oil-Rubbed Bronze Knobs For My Bedside Chest

Remember that cute little bedside chest I got from my friend Mary a while back?

I finally hooked ‘er up with some knobs, so I can actually open the drawers without using a kitchen utensil now…

I don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner. There’s nothing like a buncha’ drawer-fronts covered in knobs to help keep surfaces (a little) tidier. All my “stuff” is tucked inside it now- instead of on top of it, like it used to be.

I went with some simple, inexpensive, oil-rubbed bronze knobs from Lowes…

My groom, on the other hand, went with some bright red tulips from Walmart, the day before I got home from Nashville

…so he is more than welcome to continue keeping his “stuff” on top of his bedside chest.

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  1. says

    Those tulips are strikingly BEAUTIFUL! I think its only fair to keep a fresh batch on your newly adorned nightstand into Spring! :)

  2. says

    Hahaha. My hubby is the same way with STUFF all over his nightstand and on his dresser. I bought him an organizer tray for his dresser but the stuff just keeps coming. I guess my stuff just lands in my purse instead!
    That bedside dresser is adorable and the knobs are perfect.

  3. says

    The new knobs look great! Isn’t it nice to be able to open the drawers. And how sweet of your hubby to buy tulips! My hubby hasn’t ever bought flowers for me.

  4. says

    the dresser looks so nice…mary has the best furniture, i bought a dresser from her as well!
    what is it with men and their messy dresser/table tops? my husband is the worst with this!!

  5. says

    What a great choice for your knobs. And a great choice of a man who still buys you flowers ;-)
    I posted about tulips today, and reminisced about the time when my husband would buy me flowers. I love tulips so much that I buy them for myself.

  6. says

    SOOOO pretty, everything, really. I am going to be painting my bedroom furniture soon. It’s a lovely shade of knotty pine right now. I will be using your dresser as an inspiration. And…are those Combo’s on Kevin’s side table. Brings back memories!

  7. janet says

    The knobs look fantastic, we have oil rubbed bronze on our kitchen cabinets. The tulips also look beautiful on this lovely chest.

  8. says

    Awww! that’s so sweet. Love the knobs on the chest o’drawers and…
    Kevin is sweet too! LOL… don’t you love (the) guy that get you flowers, just because?

  9. says

    So cute Layla. Love the the knobs, the tulips, and even Kevins’ nightstand. I will have to “accidentally” leave this post up on the computer screen so the hubs will get the hint that flowers go a long way! ;oP

  10. says


    Love the look you created by adding the right finishing touch to your bedside chest. The red tulips look stunning in the white pitcher. So sweet of Kevin to make your welcome home that much more special. Thomas is also a romantic and gives me flowers often. Aren’t we the lucky ones!

    Your Friend,

  11. says

    Are those gummy bears next to the sweet tea?????????????

    I love how it looks. Are you loving the new space? My hubby put oil rubbed drawer pulls on our bedroom furniture…I wish I had taken a before picture because it made an ENORMOUS difference. I was thinking we would get rid of all the furniture before the new pulls went on but it all looks fab now.

    Layla stop by my bog sometime! Yours will always be one of my favs!!!


  12. says

    The knobs look great. They go perfectly with the bed. Can’t wait for the tulips to actually start popping out of the ground here. C’mon Spring!

  13. says

    I just love coming here everyday! Ahh.. Such a breath of fresh air :)
    I triple love the bedroom. Always amazing.. your sense of style and how to apply it.
    Thanks for alwyas being willing to share your ideas of what works.
    It ALWAYS inspries me! :)
    War Eagle!


  14. says

    your photos are so amazing…the tulips are good but dont styrofoam cups drive you nuts..my husband has them constantly..will even refill them back up..one of my biggest pet peaves..i hate seeing them around my house.i am so OCD…

    your room looks amazing..matine toile is one of my fave bedding groups of all times..i love the knife pleat ruffle on the quilt…i used it in my recent hgtv.com little shoot..so cute.

    love yall!

    • Layla says

      Kevin does the same thing with Styrofoam cups! He likes to crunch on ice throughout the day, so I always make sure I leave him ONE cup somewhere in the house. :-)

  15. says

    Yall are “Real” people living in a “real” house and not just residing in the picture perfect dollhouse! ;) The knobs look Great and Way to Go Kevin on the Tulips!! :-)

  16. says

    I think his and her bedside tables are a great idea. We have IKEA dressers functioning as those in our room and we love it. And even though they did not need knobs to open we did add on some hardware too. I would have love to seen pictures of you opening it with kitchen tools though. Hehe

  17. Gina says

    That’s an ADORABLE table! We all need a friend like Mary! I have started changing all my hardware in the house to oil rubbed bronze. I’m going to try a spray finish to cover over some of them. Any recommendations?

  18. says

    Love your little bedside chest…its adorable…especially with its new hardware!! And the red tulips are gorgeous!! I love tulips…they are my fav!! What a sweet hubby you have!

  19. says

    It’s always nice when you can use your utensils for eating and not opening drawers. hee hee hee (been there, done that!!)
    Love the knobs, but I love the thoughtfulness of your hubby more! I think Kevin might just be a keeper! ;)
    Love ya!

  20. says

    I love having a hubby that will bring me flowers!! Yes definitely!! Hang onto him! And let him put what he wants on the bedside table!

    So lovin the cute knobs!! Heading to Lowes this week, I’ll take a looksie!

    God bless!

  21. says

    Awwww, what a sweetheart.

    Are you sure you didn’t take a photo of my darlin’s bedside table? Oh wait, you’re missing the extra pair of wool socks (it’s cold here!) and the camping lantern…we’ve never lost power here!

  22. geri says

    As always so beautiful, so inviting and so warm and so cozy.
    After starting to visit lots of blogs thanks to you, I enjoy how very different
    everyones decorating style is.
    The best part it’s allways very affordable.
    You however stand out as having the whole package. ( Kevin included, cups and all..hehe)
    Happy decotating, designing Monday. geri.

  23. judy says

    I have that identical chest! It was my grandfather’s (and I am 63 years old)..it is a treasure to me. FYI.. I believe it originally had glass knobs on it. I do love the knobs you chose…very simple and clean look. My chest is painted a very dark green with a whitewash and I replaced the original knobs with new glass knobs. It looks great in the setting it is in. I do love the way your chest looks in your room. I love your style and I love the way you and Kevin do your projects together. That is great prep for parenting! Lots of working together! You two will be amazing parents.

  24. says

    Oh my goodness…that is so my husband’s bedside table. And do believe I have those same knobs on our bathroom vanity. Amazing what those little suckers can do.

  25. says

    The table looks beautiful…especially with the tulips. I have some next to my favorite little spot that I just featured.
    Mary Ann
    PS Aren’t you so happy how easy the drawers open now?

  26. says

    Love this! The knobs really are set off so nicely on that dresser….I love the contrast. Sorry, as much as I love the knobs though, the tulips just MAKE that table. So beautiful and such a nice thing to see from here in the cold Midwest. Maybe I should leave this page open and casually ask my husband to check his email…”oops, you mean I left that beautiful post with tulips open? Sorry, honey….hint, hint!” =)

    I’m rather new to your site and am absorbed! Love it!

  27. says

    It is truly amazing how much lift a new set of knobs can bring to a whole room! We just inherited some great old furniture from Katy’s grandparents, and some new knobs might be just what they need. I’ll be sure to post a write-up on our blog for all the other young couples on a budget out there! Thanks for the great post and pictures!

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