We didn’t like the hardware in our kitchen.
We didn’t like the size, we didn’t like the placement, we didn’t like the scale.
That just wasn’t cutting it for us.
We wanted something with straight modern lines, that mimicked the stainless upper cabinet doors, something like this…..
I took this picture with my phone of the hardware display at Lowe’s…..See them there in the middle of the collage? Under STUDIO.
Just what we were looking for.
In true Lowe’s fashion, not a single employee knew where to locate, or even if Lowe’s sells, those particular drawer pulls. In fact, most of the hardware pictured was NOT in the store or available for special order. How is that company even in business?? A-Ma-Zing
After several store visits, we settled on Elliot’s. The slogan at Elliot’s is “We Have Hardware”….and HAVE hardware they did. We should have started our search there. They had just what we wanted. They came in several sizes: 5 1/2 inches for the drawers, 7 1/2 inches for the cabinet doors…and for the pantry handles? They had 11 1/2 inches. Much more substantial than the little nubs currently on them.
Perfect, right? Well almost perfect. The handles had these weird little squares at the bases. More deco than modern. Fortunately, we just left them off.
Way, More, Much, Better.
I used the same top holes for the door handles….and the drawer handles we positioned up slightly from where they were.
The tiny screw holes we filled in with Elmer’s Natural Wood Filler. We hardly even see them now.
What about those way-too-small handles on the pantry doors? They look like this now.
OOHHH Yeah, That’s much better.