I stare at my cheap-o white bureau from Target at least twice a week, yearning for a new, more stylish place to store my shirts and socks. But then again, the drawers still function and it's lasted through three different apartments. And I do need to pay off my plane ticket to Japan. Le sigh.
How about a compromise? Anthropologie has scads of chic knobs to screw into my lackluster particle board dresser — some are shaped like fire red corral, and the blue-and-white porcelain pulls are tres Paris. You can refresh your furniture on the cheap — genius! You can even splurge on a few sets to mix it up whenever the mood strikes you.
Here are some of my favorites:
Oh, and bonus: The fashionable folks at the Anthropologie website are overachievers. They have set up a whole area where you can pick different knobs and see how they would look against various dresser finishes online.