I am definitely a loyal Amazon shopper. I can't help myself there is just so many things and they come SO stinkin' fast! I love it. Honestly I love to shop online in general because as a furniture flipper budgeting is so important. When you're bargain hunting it just makes it that much easier to click between websites and price compare! That being said there is definitely a fair share of junk on Amazon. When it comes to buying hardware you really don't want the cheap stuff! I always read the reviews. ALWAYS. No exceptions. You also want to carefully check the dimensions of the piece because yes I have ordered the deal of a lifetime only for it to show up and basically be small enough for doll furniture! If the hardware screws into the furniture from the front - pass it up, it is NO good.
2. Lee Valley
Lee Valley is a goldmine when it comes to buying random things. Not only do they have a ton of beautiful knobs and pulls (professionally catalogued by style) but they also carry a ton of other one off hardware pieces that can be difficult to find anywhere else. Lee Valley is my go to if I need to replace drawer slides, piano hinges, drop leaf hinges, table leaf locking mechanisms and so on. Lee Valley also carries specialty tools and woodworking supplies. Fun fact about me - I have a tiny head and Lee Valley was the only place I found that carried a professional quality dust respirator that properly fit my noggin. Bonus? It's purple!
3. Hardware Stores
The big box hardware stores all carry a variety of knobs and pulls for furniture. Think Home Depot, Lowes, Rona etc... for the most part they carry the same well known brands such as Richelieu but they all have different pieces in store, this ensures they can set their prices without having to worry about their price match guarantees. A lot of these stores offer a larger variety online and will allow you to order for in-store pickup without paying shipping. Another bonus to online shopping, it increases your selection! Recently, I finished a piece and decided I MUST have lions head pulls for the doors - I wanted a specific colour to match the one random pull I'd already found in my stash so I went hunting. Home Depot and Lowes both carried that pull but only Lowes had it available in the colour I wanted - see how they do that!? Buggers.
4. Home Sense
Home Sense doesn't carry a huge selection of hardware but what they do have is on trend and priced so good it's really hard to pass it up. Let's face it, hardware is expensive! Whenever I go to Home Sense I always check out what they've got and if I really love it I will buy it and add it to my stash. I've got quite the collection! Don't forget to check the kids area! There are often knobs in the kids home décor section that are super cute!
A majority of the hardware selection at Home Sense is made up of ceramic knobs on metal posts so it's worth mentioning you have to be gentle when installing these. If you over tighten the knobs the metal post will strip the ceramic and the knob will forever spin unless you take it apart and make repairs.
The hardware selection on Etsy really is never-ending. You can find true antique and vintage pieces,