Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Great Deal On Hardware

Are there any more beautiful words than 75% off ? Well, maybe FREE would be better.

Here is the story...I was strolling through Armoires and Accents a couple of days ago looking for items for my brother's house when I saw those wonderful words...

First, some background on my purchase...before I started my blog last summer, I painted over my wood cabinets (Gasp). I'm sorry to those of you that might think that that's a sin but I just love painted cabinets. In fact, I noticed that every magazine page I pull out or anything that I pin has white cabinets. How I would love to have white cabinets, but for my kitchen, I couldn't do it because of the counter tops, backsplash and appliances. At this point, I'm not ready for a full blown remodel so I ended up painting them a dark grey. I digress, the point of all this is that I think painted cabinets NEED hardware and up until now they haven't had any. Can you guess what I bought?

 dark grey kitchen cabinets, kitchen update with hardware
Cabinet Pulls
Any cabinet pulls that I've found in the past have been outrageously expensive (at least the ones that I've liked) so when I saw that sign, 75% off hardware, I bolted to the table. There they were, the cup handles that I wanted. One catch, I loved them but would my husband? Yes, I have one that cares. They are an antique brass which is a risky move because I know his taste. At less than $40 for the entire kitchen, I threw caution to the wind and not only purchased them but started drilling the holes before Bill came home from work. I heard the car pull up and took a deep breath. He didn't say anything when he came in because it's really not surprising to him any more to hear the drill going when he comes home. Finally, the comment I was waiting for, " You know, I didn't think I would like those but I really do." Whew....relief.

It's hard to see in a photo but they really have a beautiful patina and I slight rustic handmade feel to them.
On the drawer under the oven I added 2 on one drawer since it is so large.
I wasn't originally looking for antique brass but I think it really works with the mustard colored walls.
 turquiose kitchen cabinet, update a builder grade kitchen island with paint and hardware
If you are in the market for some cabinet pulls, Armoires and Accents had several different styles in addition to these. These would be great is you are redoing some furniture too. I'm not sure if they are selling them online but if you're in San Antonio, I'd check it out.

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  1. wow Alyssa, your kitchen is amazing...The counters,tile, cabinet colors, new hardware....everything!!! I am impressed....I really LOVE your tile floors. They remind me so much of Spain. I spend all of my childhood vacations there growing up. Did you pick out the tile floor or did you purchase your house with the flooring in ??? Would love to see some outside pics of your home too, maybe next post project?? hint hint

    1. Hi Christine! Thank you for the compliments. I can't take credit for the tile floors. They were here when we moved in. We have them almost everywhere downstairs. I love to hear that they remind you of Spain because I love the idea of a Spanish abode. I would love to go there someday. I've never been to Europe. There are so many countries there that I would love to visit.

      I'm sure I'll do some pictures outside soon because I want to fix up my back patio for summer. That project has been put off for a little while because I'm helping my brother with his house and my mom with her new beach house too. I'll be posting about those too...

  2. Beautiful hardware and kitchen overall..Love the color of the cabinets..and I'm with you..I want hubby to be happy too..

    1. Hi Lucy! Thanks. It's their house too, right? I imagine my house would look a lot different if it was just me. I'd have crystal chandeliers and white and cream everywhere but I want him to be happy too so I compromise a little and throw in some masculine colors and other things. I like that too but when I'm ready to do my closet makeover it will be all ME! Girly, Girly:) My woman cave!

  3. I just found your webpage thru a link on French Country Cottage. Your laundry room is beautiful and inspiring. Love the kitchen hardware. I have been wanting some kitchen hardware forever especially since my cabinets scratch so easily. I live in SA and I will definitely be heading to Armoires & Accents. I haven't been there in forever.

    1. I hope you find something there that you like. Let me know how it goes if you find something great.

  4. I LOVE your kitchen cabinet color! Which shade did you use?

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