If you have decided to give your kitchen cabinets a makeover by painting them, you might want to also either replace the hardware you already have or add new hardware to the cabinets that have never had hardware before. Adding hardware is a great way to…
If you have decided to give your kitchen cabinets a makeover by painting them, you might want to also either replace the hardware you already have or add new hardware to the cabinets that have never had hardware before. Adding hardware is a great way to give your cabinets a real facelift that can improve the look of your whole kitchen.
Match The Style Of Your Hardware to Your Cabinets & Kitchen – If you are adding new hardware, the key is to match colors and match the style that you painted the cabinets and the style of your kitchen. If you have a modern style cabinets, but you painted your cabinets with chalk paint and then distressed them, then you might want to get knobs and pulls that are a little more rustic and antiqued than shiny, modern knobs.
If you have a traditional style cabinets, but you did a shiny, smooth coat of paint, then I would either go with rustic, antique style knobs and pulls or contemporary, polished looking knobs. You would have a little more flexibility there. I would just avoid using knobs and pulls that do not match at least the style of your cabinets or the style that you painted them.
Where to Find a Variety of Knobs & Pulls – Lowes and Home Depot have a selection of knobs and pulls. However, I buy most of my knobs and pulls on Amazon and then for more decorative knobs I buy them from Hobby Lobby.
If you are adding hardware to cabinets that have never had hardware on them before. Just make sure you measure each door and drawer well so that all the knobs and pulls are centered correctly. If you mess up, you can always fill the hole with wood filler, touch it up with paint and start over.