by | Aug 26, 2016 | Before and After

Are you looking to refresh or update your existing furniture or cabinets? This simple update can make a big impact, and it doesn’t require paint!

We replaced the existing knobs with Maitland Smith “Symphony” knobs in Silver. This was a simple 5 minute switch out. Chest + Hardware = AFI Original!

Tips on selecting new hardware:

  • Count the number of drawer pulls and/or knobs you need to replace.
  • Measure the distance between the attachment points on drawer pulls. This is the Center to Center (CC) dimension. Pay close attention, some furniture may need 2 or more sizes.

If you can’t find the style that you are looking for in the correct size, you will need to drill new holes and fill the old ones.

  • You may want to remove the old hardware before purchasing anything new. In some cases, the finish underneath the old knob or pull might be a different color. In this case, selecting a style with a backplate may save you from having to refinish the surface.
  • Take pictures! A photograph of the existing knobs in place may be helpful while you shop. Go ahead and take a picture of the room too for color reference.
  • When you are selecting a knob, keep in mind the way that it will be used. For instance, you wouldn’t want to have cage knobs in a kitchen if you have small children. Imagine having to clean peanut butter out of your beautiful new knobs! 😉

Have fun!

Until next time,



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Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Alex Fleuren
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