A big thank you to ATG Stores for bringing us today's post.
ATG Stores have provided hardware and more for our makeover.
All opinions are my own.
This easy cabinet hardware installation trick is invaluable when you're adding pretty new knobs to your kitchen. It makes the job easy and flawless, too. All you need is an empty food box and a pencil.
The new house is starting to feel like home, y'all. The room that has gotten the biggest makeover so far is the kitchen (I knew if I didn't get it done before we moved in, I might not ever get to it). We've been living in the new place for a couple weeks now, and we are really happy with the new kitchen space. Today, I'm sharing the niftiest trick to installing kitchen cabinet hardware. It simplifies it big time. Check it out below (AND, I'm telling you all about our vintage hardware, too!).
Not going to lie, we all got a kick out of the middle-of-the-door pulls that were originally in place. They were kind of quirky...just like this house. But, I wasn't completely sad to see them go. And honestly, some of the upper cabinets have large doors...making it somewhat difficult for not-so-tall-people to reach those pulls. We removed them all, filled them with wood filler, sanded and painted the cabinet doors.
And while this post isn't the full kitchen reveal (we have a farmhouse sink that I can't WAIT to show you...along with loads of fun, new lighting and other goodies), I did have to throw this pic in to show how far we've come and how wonderful the new, shiny hardware looks. We went with an overall chrome and frosted glass hardware look. All of our kitchen "jewelry" is from ATG Stores (they have an amazing selection!).
Seriously, y'all. These glass cup pulls and knobs have my whole heart. We have white upper cabinets and light blue lowers...and I think the hardware looks great on both colors. Check out all the amazing hardware and more at ATG Stores.
I selected Lew's Hardware Glass Bin Pulls and Lew's Hardware Mushroom Glass Knobs (both from ATG Stores). Seriously, is there anything better than vintage glass hardware, y'all? I'm in love with this stuff. These also have the shiny chrome on them to tie them into both our hinges and lighting, too.
Personally, I wanted my knobs 1 1/2 inches inside of the cabinet moulding in the bottom corner on the side the door opened.
So, I measured my first door and marked with a pencil.
Then I predrilled that first hole.
I lined the template corner up with the bottom corner of that predrilled door.
Then I dipped a toothpick in just a smidge of paint and went through the predrilled hole to mark the template. Then I actually used my drill on my template to make that hole.
Now, the template was ready to use on the other doors that opened the same direction (you'll need to repeat the process for doors that open the opposite way). To use the template, simply line it up in the corner of the cabinet (flush) and use a pencil through that hole. It will be the exact same on every single cabinet! EASY!
You can actually use it on the bottom cabinets, too...just turn it upside down and it's still measuring the exact same as the top.
After you've marked your door, simply pre-drill and then attach your hardware with a screwdriver. I don't recommend a drill or driver on these...you could strip your screw pretty quickly. It's fairly easy to use an old-fashioned screwdriver.
Perfectly symmetrical knobs...every time.
Don't these look pretty, y'all? I'm loving them.
Knobs save the paint on my cabinets, too...no fingerprints and excess scrubbing to remove them.
I do not have an exact template for the cup pulls, but they sort of make their own template.
I just lined them up in the middle of the drawer and marked the two posts.
After drilling, just insert the posts and attach the screws from the inside of the drawer.
Frosted glass pull perfection, y'all.
Again, there is an incredible selection of cup pulls, knobs, and more at ATG Stores.
Our pretty chrome hinges are also from ATG Stores.
We used the Amerock BP3428 Self-Closing Cabinet Hinges.
Isn't it amazing how different this exact same spot looks? New paint, resurfaced countertops (tutorial coming), and of course...that pretty, vintage hardware! We kept the exact same cabinets to save money and they've turned out great. Any "working" issues they had were all solved with the new hinges.
Have you thought about updating your cabinets with new hardware?
Check out the amazing selection of hardware and more at ATG Stores.