Before I painted the cabinets, my drawer pulls were a satin nickel finish. I found them at Pottery Barn. The bin pulls were a fabulous price and I couldn't resist them. I got the knobs at a discount center for super cheap and they work well with the bin pulls.
Drawer pulls are serious jewelry for your cabinets! Without them, my cabinets were pretty much lifeless. When I painted the cabinets the creamy white, I really thought the pulls needed to be darker, and coordinate with the appliances. But, I really didn't want to buy new hardware!! My man, would not have liked that! So I did the next best thing!! Enter, paint!
Spray paint, to be exact! Rust-oleum has the best collection of colors to choose from. Here's how I did it.
- I took all hardware off the doors, cleaned them in hot soapy water and laid them down on paper in the garage.
- I used the Rust-oleum primer and gave them all one coat.
- Then I took the metallic spray paint and did two coats.
I flipped the bin pull down instead of up this time. We constantly had crumbs in the handle, and I couldn't get to it to clean them out! Gross!!! This way, my bin pulls stay clean! YAY!
I was pleasantly surprised at how easy all this was! In no time at all, I had a completely new look! The key is the primer. DO NOT skip this step!!! You will end up with chippy drawer pulls. The paint just won't stick to the bare metal! I tested that theory out on one knob. So, if you've got pulls that need to be updated and you don't want to buy new ones, get busy! Start painting!