March 31, 2012

Handle Heaven

out with the old...

 in with the new....
 Doesn't it seem like if you could only do ONE thing to update your kitchen, changing out the handle hardware would be it?!?!
 Too bad handles are so pricey, or we'd all have updated our kitchens years ago.  We have 37 handles.  37!!  Most handles run about $5 a handle - I'll let you do that outrageous math.  Luckily we found these ones we liked at a local store for about $2.50 each, so that was doable (although still crazy to drop about $100 just on handles)

As you can see, we're still waiting for our tile to come (you know, speaking of crazily dropping loads of money....)

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11 Fabulous Comments:

We need 75 so I have been looking for a really good bargain!

I replaced the hinges, knobs and handles in my kitchen. We had a LOT! I ended up getting everything on ebay and bought all of it in bulk. I ended paying only $85 for all of it with shipping. Yeah! I had those exact same handles on my cabinets, except our were in much worse shape.

You could probably sell your old ones on ebay or Craigslist. At least that way you would get some money back.

We have the "old handles" in our bathroom. My husband painted the metal black and voila! instant update for FREE! Well I guess if you count the paint it wasn't free but we already had it in the garage. Switching handles is super easy and makes a surprisingly large impact.

It is amazing how hardware can change the look of something and ridiculous how much that hardware costs! Are you going to do anything crafty with the handles?

We did this 2 years ago and I've been so happy with the results! We have a local salvage store that sells handles for $2 or less.

Follower of your blog, love it love it. Love everything at meon, hard to pick thanks for the chance

Yowch, those old ones were pretty bad. I love the new ones. We too have nearly FIFTY handles in our kitchen and it kills me to buy hardware, but it is worth it. I love how yours are contemporary on traditional cabinetry. A great mix!

I love the color of those cabinets! I know what you mean. When we moved into our house we replaced them ALL! As well as door handles. It was ridiculous. I suggested spraying them but my husband was not for it.

My sister had you "old" handles...we primed and spray painted and they are still going strong. Spray paint is cheap!!

Handles and light switch covers are the two things that just kill me when I consider how much they increase the budget for a room re-do. Love the new handles though!

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