While we’ve had the cabinets up for a few weeks now, we had other competing priorities, so we never got around to adding the pulls. We decided to tackle this quick fix this weekend, so I am no longer in danger of breaking a nail when trying to pry our (misaligned) doors open. Progress, people.
We had installed cabinet pulls in our rental home, so I knew that we were happy with the Cosmas brand from Amazon.
For the drawers:
For the doors:
Here’s how we did it.
First, Jordan made a template out of an index card. This was super helpful for ensuring that all the pulls were placed in the same spot.
Then he marked each cabinet:
And finally the drill made its appearance.
I may have panicked thinking about how much these cabinets cost and now we were putting holes in them…
But I got called to duty – holding a bowl under the drill so that we didn’t get tiny little wood bits all over the kitchen. He really does understand me. My mom is so proud.
Then I was allowed to use a non-power tool to install the knobs.
They looked gorgeous!
This project cost us less than $45 (I ordered the hardware several weeks ago when it was slightly less expensive), and when I told my aunt how inexpensive the pulls were, she was horrified (Hi Aunt Denise!), having had to pay by the pull several years ago! What can I say? Amazon has EVERYTHING. We also have quite a few left over, which is great in case any finish wears from use/cleaning.
I’m so much happier that our projects are smaller scale right now (30 minutes!) and a little easier on the wallet.
Now I’m off to remind my husband how great the cabinet doors will look when they’re aligned 😉