Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Inexpensive Kitchen Update


I have been wanting to replace my kitchen hardware since we moved in. We have beautiful granite countertops, an amazing backsplash and sadly, builders grade brass and white hardware that don't match at all.

I found knobs but I just could not find pulls that went well with the knobs and for a $300+ investment, I wanted to find the perfect hardware. Well, in the mean time I got really tired of looking at the old hardware so I decided to spray paint them. To my delight they turned out great! After they are all dry and I'm done with a new finish on the wood in my kitchen I will show you them up and how well they coordinate with everything! I like them so much I may just stop my search for new hardware. What a great deal for less than $10 in paint and they have some wonderful texture and up close do not in any way just look like I spray painted them!

19 comments:

A Cottage Muse said...

Perfect!! Can't wait to see them installed! Hope you had a wonderful day!

Andrea said...

I think that I may do that to my ugly stainless steel hardware....They are retro in a BAD way.

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Spray paint is marvelous thing!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Excellent -- talk about a money saver!!! I'm thrilled that you signed up to follow me -- it led me to your blog, and I am sure enjyoing myself. You have a beautiful family! If you would like, you could also link up to a party that I have on Wednesdays called "The Boardwalk Bragfest". I would definitely stop searching for new hardware. These look great!

Laura PARING DOWN said...

I did the same thing with my hinges when we repainted our cabinets. I also used the hammered silver.

They still look great nearly 4 years later.

:) Laura

Katsui Jewelry said...

Amy,
That is just amazing! I love the difference!
Hugs,
Suz

Lori E said...

For such a small thing the knobs on our cupboards and pulls on our drawers sure can date a kitchen. Looking forward to seeing the update.

The Caffeinated Globe said...

Yes, these knobs "turned out great!"

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Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

YOU CAME!!! Thank you so much. I really was inspired by the look of these pieces and loved thinking about all the money you could say , which will allow you to continue your trips from Kansas to many parts of the world!

Mandy said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday at SugarBee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

janimal said...

Found you from Sugar Bee Craft Edition. I have those same ugly handles in my bathrooms! Thanks for showing they can be saved!

homesteader said...

Hi, found you at the Boardwalk Bragfest. Spray paint is the best!! Nice job (:

Ginger said...

An easy fix that I have employed in our house as well! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Ginger
SSB

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

great idea! I need to do this too.
thanks for inspiration!
gail

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

I'm always blown away by the power of spray paint. It looks like you have brand new handles! You'll have to post a picture once you put them back in the kitchen :).

Kaysi said...

I love the new color! I love spray paint!!

Merrie said...

Great minds think alike, eh? They look terrific! Which color did you use? I am looking forward to future pictures of them installed.

Debbie said...

I have some of that same hardware! Mine is probably worse because the insert is almond instead of white.
(Yes... old)

I am so enthused about doing this!
Found you on bobbypins boardwalk and am glad that I did.

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