jewelry–for your kitchen cabinets
more new house joy: moving into someone else’s idea of pretty and finding it, well, ugly. the previous previous owners of our cute house did a very respectable kitchen overhaul about five years ago, replacing it all: cabinets, countertops, appliances…the works. in general, i am super happy with the granite countertops, thoughtful cabinets (like the big pull out drawer pantry), and stainless steel appliances. one thing i did not so much care for: the hardware.
it caught my eye the first time we looked at the house. and not in a good way. i’m not sure what to call the finish–hematite?–but it was shiny, metallic and wrong. i mean, it just did not go with the rest of the kitchen. i’ve dreamed of replacing ever since i first walked into the kitchen.
we did some major-ish work in the kitchen, adding halogen lights overhead and a fan where the breakfast nook will be (um, when we get the table) and i figured we’d done about as much as we could for a while. then we went to our friends’ house where i got some serious house envy. everything had been updated and was just so right, from the exposed wood beams in the living room right down to the brushed nickel old school library-ish pulls on the drawers in the kitchen. i l-o-v-e love that look. and i thought, well, we could do that in our kitchen.
so for the low low price of i-don’t-even-wanna-talk-about-how-expensive-cabinet-pulls-are, we did it! and let me tell you, it was sooooo worth it. now the brushed nickel pulls and knobs go with the rest of the kitchen instead of screaming, “look at me, i’m a knob!”
somehow our kitchen just seems so right now *and* i get to have the cool pulls i’ve admired for so long.