I am so sick of my kitchen I could vomit. Though if I did so on the counter, one would be hard pressed to tell as the current granite closely resembles vomit, as I believe I have mentioned. Good times. But our financial situation is not one that is going to support an entire kitchen redo. Nor, to be totally honest, do I need an entire kitchen redo. But the status quo is killing me.
Rome was not built in a day, and neither shall my kitchen be made fabulous in one. But that doesn't mean that I can't get started on some small things that I know will make a huge difference. Change #1? The cabinet hardware. Here's a gander at the lovely (not) brass fixings we have now:
Not only are they brass (which I know is totally in right now, but I don't give a shit, I don't want it in my kitchen) but they are also sort of corroded and gross. I found new ones online (where else?) at an establishment called MyKnobs.com. Here's what I ended up with after poring over what seemed like a million choices:
God, I feel better just looking at the photos. And the best part (at least as far as Ted is concerned) is that the whole order comes to less than $100. And while I might not be the handiest person in the world, I am certainly capable of switching out some cabinet pulls and drawer knobs. So the labor will be free. And I will be one (very small) step down the road of Project: Kitchen Facelift.
Up next? Replacing oven #2 with a beverage fridge. Then I am going to get rid of the range hood and replace it with something that's NOT revoltingly dirty and disgusting. Then new counters, backsplash, sinks, and a double range and we'll be all set! OK, OK, I'm getting carried away. One step at a time.
So what think you of my (soon-to-be) new kitchen cabinet hardware? Love? Not so much? Share with the group! Get it off your chest! You'll feel better, I promise!