Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dwelling Dos: Hardware

Back in college when 90% of Anthropologie's clothing was financially out of reach for me I'd still wander into the store to check out their funky hardware. Somewhere in Fort Collins, Colorado a dresser with antique glass pulls and one heck of a paint job is floating around from Colorado State student to Colorado State student (or at least I like to think so!).

So this week's Dwelling Do over on the {for the home} start page makes me a bit nostalgic. While buying entirely new furniture might not make sense right now changing out the hardware is a quick way to give that old thing some new pop.

I know I have mentioned this before but I love Anthropologie's clever use of Flash on their site. Click through from the homepage and you're taken to an interactive do-it-yourself page featuring Anthropologie furniture pieces without pulls, knobs or hooks. Choose from a bunch of options to create your own ideal piece. (It's enough to make the great folks over at Apartment Therapy drool.)

Clever little tool, Anthro. Could we please see something similar for your clothing?


3-Penny Princess said...

Yes, I still adore Anthropologie's home collection! Despite the fact that it's absurdly out of my price range and just plain overpriced all around. But the hardware is really pretty and maybe would add a nice touch to some plain items. I'm trying to stay away from that store right now because everything is adorable and I simply cannot shop!!

Molly said...

I love anthropologie's home collection. I just bought a whole bunch of knobs to update an old dresser I have. They have the best selection anywhere!