Once again, Dear Friends, your commitment & love for me and this community is astounding. It brought me to to tears. There is beauty in the breakdown. Identifying with shared experiences & feelings are the beauty part and it almost makes the breakdown managable. I wish I could have you all over for tea & a chat one afternoon because you are kindred spirits. We’ve gone beyond paint and into humanity & pain & truth. I just love you for it!
Now, where were we before we got rudely interrupted?
Hardware is not something we pay attention to until we need to. If you are thinking of refinishing your cabinets then it’s time to start thinking about how you are going to open said cabinets. It is such an easy solution and will make a huge impact. Even if you are not ready to take the plunge and paint your cabinets think about changing out the hardware to update.
Once again, do your research and look at loads of pictures. Here are some of my favs.
Here are some decisions that you will have to make when picking out new hardware:
Color. Do you want oil rubbed bronze? Black? Matte black? Shiny black? Nickel? Rubbed nickel?
Finish. Matte or shiney?
Style. Round? Cupped? Handle? Knob? A mix?
Design. What kind of round, cupped, handle or knob? Fancy? Plain?
Akkkk! I remember taking DAYS to pick out my hardware because of all these choices. Once again, I want to take a moment to remind you that if you currently have a single knob and want to do a handle you will have to drill a hole at the correct measurement. This sounds easy enough, but for someone that hates to measure anything, it is tedious. On the flip side, if you have a handle now and you want to now use a knob you will need to fill one of the holes with wood filler. No big deal. You can totally handle it.
Last thing, I wish I had a great site that I could point you to to find interesting & affordable hardware. I don’t. I have purchased from hardware stores, internet sites and local shops and feel like it’s never a home run. Anyone out there have a GREAT SITE to recommend?
For my kitchen I knew I wanted whatever Ina Garten had in her kitchen! She had cup pulls on white cabinets:)
Is that roast chicken she’s making?