One of my Christmas presents this year is to do a small but impactful upgrade to the kitchen: new cabinet pulls.
You may recall that I’d already stripped the wallpaper and repainted. I also added a dish soap dispenser and swapped the antique microwave for a vent hood. Other than that – not much has changed in the kitchen.
It’s a great kitchen. The cabinets are a touch outdated, but I like wood rather than white cabinets, so I’m inclined to keep them that way. Eventually, we’ll replace the floor and the countertops, but that’s more in the 3-5 year plan.
In the meantime: cabinet pulls. I forgot to take a picture of the current/old ones, because I’m an idiot, but you can see the outline of where it was in the first picture.
The second picture is a potential replacement.
It’s definitely a significant improvement, but I’m not in love with the style. It looks a little too prefab for me.
I know I want something Art Deco-y. I know I can’t spend $25 per pull, much as I might lust after these, from the House of Antique Hardware. (They’re also not the right size; I need 3″ pulls because I have zero interest in messing around with wood filler, etc.)
These are a distinct possibility but I’m not sure I love the rounded look.
This one is also a possibility, but the smallest it comes is 3.5″.
On the off chance that anyone out there enjoys haunting the internet for cabinet pulls in your spare time, here are my requirements:
- 3″ center to center
- satin or brushed nickel finish
- under $10 per
- art deco styling