Monday, March 15, 2010

Get A Handle

A few years ago we remodeled our kitchen for just around a thousand dollars. Of course that price did not include the appliances or new cabinetry. But it did include light fixtures, beadboard, glass, primer, paint, glaze, poly, granite tiles, grout and all the materials for the new underlayment that's required when you tear off the existing counter tops. Then there was the cost of the trim at the top of the cabinets, tile for the edging, and hardware for the drawers and doors. And when it was finished I was pretty proud of our "new" old kitchen. However, there was one element that I felt we could improve on if we could find another bargain. The white hardware.

I had purchased a big bag of white handles at the thrift store for three dollars. Who can pass that up when there's twenty-six handles that need to be replaced? It looked fine enough until I came across another
bag-o-hardware last week at the thrift store for four dollars.
The new handles match perfectly with our lighting fixtures
and the lead on the stained glass door.
I think the kitchen is complete. . . .
at least until we get weather warm enough to throw open the windows and break out the paint brushes because there's just one more element that I need to improve upon!

21 comments:

Caro said...

OOooh, what a score!! THose black ones are SO beautiful!!

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...
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Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

I can't knowingly pass up any bags of hardware!! Fab find and it looks like a million bucks!!

Paige said...

Great find! Have a great week.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your cabinets looks wonderful! I'm guessing you painted them yourself, Joy. Did you have a post on it that I could search out? I'm trying to get as many pics together to convince my hubby to let me do our oak cabinets in a cream with glaze like yours. Great find on the hardware ~ the black looks great.

Kerin said...

The black handles look great!
What a lucky find to get them at the thrift store too!
Have a great day.

Love the Decor! said...

There always seems to be one more project...I think it is what makes us tick
I love the cabinets and the new handles too
Stop over for my giveaway if you are interested.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Looks great! What a great find.

A perfect of example of how waiting and patience can really pay off.

I'm adding to Kathy's request regarding a "how-to" post on how you renovated your cabinets if you did it yourself. I'm so longing to change our oak finish to a lighter, brighter finish like yours.

Thanks for sharing.

Janene said...

Cabinet jewelry is so important! What a great find at the thrift store!!
It sure does make a tremendous difference.
Still love your cabinets!
Have a great week!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The new handles look really great! It's so awesome that you were able to find them at the thrift store!

1 Funky Woman said...

Great find! You could always spray the white ones for whatever color you need. Glad the black ones match your fixtures!

Tonya said...

Great find! What a difference,looks perfect!

Connie said...

Everything looks so nice. It is a mess to redo a room but so worth-while when all is finished.

bj said...

Oh, what a great bargin for beautiful hardware. I was thinking, "she could paint the old ones" but then, when I saw the price you paid for the "new" ones, I thought that's cheaper than the paint.;

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

what a great find! The new handles are a wonderful finishing touch.

~ Sarah

LuLu said...

Oh i love it. I'm on the hunt for some hardware goodies for my kitchen too.
xo,
LuLu

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

The new hardware looks great! I'm currently content-ish with my kitchen, except for the brassy hardware. I've been considering just painting it with some ORB spraypaint, but I sort of consider you to be the queen of spray paint. Would advise against this move?

Christine said...

I love the black handles!!

Ashley Schott said...

What a great find! You kitchen looks lovely!

dobco said...

I love the black handles. And the stained glass is beautiful. Did you make those? Wow!!

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