Beadboard Ideas for Your Home

Beadboard Ideas for Your Home

Chances are, you've seen beadboard in your local home improvement stores, on HGTV, Pinterest, and Houzz. Here are some uses for this budget-friendly, yet luxurious addition.

Awesome Cabinet Hardware Finds

If you want to update your cabinets or furniture without having to refinish them or buy new ones, updating the hardware is an easy route! We have compiled a list of interesting knobs and pulls for your cabinets and furniture, along with the price and where we found them in case you find something you love. Take a look!

For just $7.92 you can score this beautiful hand-painted ceramic knob from Etsy, here. Because of it's color and pattern, this particular knob would look incredible on a piece of furniture. Try it out on your nightstand or side table in your living room. If you're going for an Americana or even eclectic vibe, this would be a great fit.

This more traditional knob can be found on under the Calloway Collection for $3.59. It's item number is 351SN and the finish is "Satin Nickel". We adore the lighter color of this one, as most metal hardware is often a darker color. This would go great with both light and dark cabinets, and it's a much safer choice for kitchen cabinets if you don't want to go too crazy.

This geometric knob can also be found on Esty (here) for $5.55. This is extremely modern and unusual which would really make a statement in your home. If you don't feel comfortable doing something like this in your kitchen, swap out your bathroom hardware for this. The gold touch is very unique. Etsy is a good place to look if you want one-of-a-kind hardware because they're not from chain type stores.

We love this pull that's $19.98 for a set of two from World Market. The metal and glass materials will match anything, and the feminine shape will make cabinets or furniture look absolutely lovely. Hopefully our suggestions have led you in the right direction, and if anything, showed you some good places to look for hardware online. Thanks for reading!

How To Clean Your Wood Furniture

Fall is here! If your allergies are acting up, you may want to clean up all of those allergens in your home. Use these tips to properly clean your wood furniture.

There are many types of wood furniture out there, so that means there is more than one way to clean them. Use this guide to keep your furniture looking beautiful, and your allergies at bay. Don't forget to dust frequently between cleanings, this is the best way to keep your furniture looking new!

Painted Furniture: 
You don't need anything fancy to clean painted furniture because it's very durable. Just take some mild soap and dilute it in water. Dip your cloth into the water and wring it out so that it's nearly dry - use this to fight grease and stains. Go over with a clean, dry cloth when you're done. 

 Stained Furniture: 
There isn't much to cleaning stained furniture. Just dust it with a damp cloth. If there is something stuck on the furniture that you can't remove with a damp cloth, just follow the instructions for painted furniture. Remember not to leave the wood wet - do not pour a solution onto the furniture, only apply it from the cloth. You will want to rinse and dry quickly.

Unsealed/Unfinished Wood Furniture: 
Take some mild hand soap and dilute it in water. Dip your cloth into the water and wring it out so that it's nearly dry. Go over with a clean, dry cloth when you're done. Remember not to leave the wood wet - do not pour a solution onto the wood.

Varnished Furniture:
Dust the furniture with a damp cloth. If there are areas where it's not coming clean, you can treat those areas with cloth that has been dipped in a solution of mild soap and water (wring cloth before using). You can polish the furniture with a spray furniture polish that has been applied to a cloth, but not directly onto the furniture.

Veneer Wood Furniture: 
Clean with care. The fine top layer of wood may or may not be varnished and a thin varnish can easily bubble up in water. If unsealed, damp dust only. If covered with a hard-wearing synthetic coating, wash sparingly with a sponge dipped in mild-soap/water. Rinse and dry.