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BlogBits™: Masterful Hands

September 30, 2023

These are the hands that design the cabinet knobs that we love. They use the tools that carve and shape, smooth and perfect the molds that create the pewter pieces.

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Photo by Sarah  Chai: https://www.pexels.com/photo/scandinavian-design-kitchen-7262999/

Go for the Unusual Coastal Cabinet Knobs

September 19, 2023

We all know of the coastal or beachy theme’s usual suspects: a single shell, a fish, sand dollars, etc., but if you want something a bit different, something more cutting edge, more you, then how about you try some of the following possibilities?

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BlogBits™: Tools

September 14, 2023

As Peter designs and creates the mold for the cabinet knobs of Sea Life Cabinet Knobs, he works to make the mold as perfect as possible.

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© Peter Costello

BlogBits™: Grandpa and Peter

August 28, 2023

This is Peter’s Grandpa, Edward Costello, the guy who gave Peter his first carving knife and taught him how to use it. 

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Photo by Max Rahubovskiy: https://www.pexels.com/photo/modern-bedroom-with-big-wardrobe-6438761/

Beat the Heat, or Go With It?

August 23, 2023

It’s summertime! Oh. You’ve noticed? Yeah. The heat index this year is ridiculous across most of the country. There are some who hate the heat, and some who love the heat – wet or dry. Your reaction to or feeling of the heat can be amplified, or diminished with the way you decorate.

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BlogBits™: Mold Making 1

August 21, 2023

The first step in creating Costello Coastal Knobs is the design, the second step is making the mold out of modeling wax. 

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BlogBits™: Scallops

BlogBits™: Scallops

August 01, 2023

Did you know that in 1280, explorer, Marco Polo, recorded that scallops were sold in China’ markets?

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Photo by Kindel Media: https://www.pexels.com/photo/snorkeling-gears-on-the-sand-8276886/

Swim Time with Cabinet Hardware

August 01, 2023

Do you love to go to the beach, lake, river, or into the backyard pool? Is getting into the water your favorite summer activity? How long does it take you to gather everything up that you need to go to the beach and head out? How about a few ideas to make that task easier?

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Patriotic: Combining Two Décors into One

Patriotic: Combining Two Décors into One

July 09, 2023

You love the nautical/coastal/beachy look, but we’ve just finished celebrating Independence Day and you really love America, so you want to incorporate that into your décor, too. How do you do that?

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Photo by LSM

BlogBits™: Which is Which?

July 02, 2023

There is a Costello Coastal Knobs cabinet knob in this picture and it’s up to you to decide which is the Costello Coastal Knob. Is it the scallop shell? 

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Summer Coastal Crafts

Summer Coastal Crafts

June 23, 2023

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BlogBits™: History: Carved Whale

June 15, 2023

These beautiful carved whales are part of the history of Costello Coastal Knobs. If you look at the whale cabinet knob, you can see the same...

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