Although it may seem like a small thing, these knobs have caused me quite a lot of grief. These knobs are the LAST. TWO. KNOBS. in our kitchen renovation, which ended nearly a year and a half ago. Everything else was finished, wrapped up, completed. But not these knobs. This particular cabinet had blue painters tape on it, a make-shift handle, that was clearly meant to last until maybe last November or December. Of 2007. But miraculously that durable blue tape lasted until this past September - 2008. And yet, no knobs were installed. I used my fingernails in the grooves (broke only one that way...), I used butter knives, I used whatever I needed to get them open, and to avoid installing those knobs. Sometime last autumn it occurred to me that I had been unconsciously avoiding installing those knobs. Maybe it had something to do with closure. Maybe I didn't want the first really big project I had ever planned to end. Whatever it was, it was apparent that I simply wasn't ready to install those knobs and finish the job.
But today, after I took the photos of the kitchen, a kitchen that I really truly love, it felt right. It felt like it was just the right time. It was knob time. And so, this evening, before my husband arrived home, I gathered the tools and did a bit of drilling.
And now we have knobs~