Tuesday, February 21, 2012

PROJECT: KITCHEN FACELIFT - AN UPDATE

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!

XOXOXO
ABC
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18 comments

February 24, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Very pretty. Just changing those knobs will make the whole kitchen look new!

February 24, 2012 at 7:53 PM

I know! I feel the same way. I'm really hoping that we're both right!

XOXOXO
ABC

February 25, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Keep us posted.

February 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Oh, I will. I should have "after" photos next week :)

March 14, 2012 at 8:02 AM

It's all about the details!

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