Kitchen: How to install cabinet hardware

Okay…. You very well know how I feel about things like thoroughness.  And being exact.  And little things like that.  Yawn.

Give me a big room to paint and I’ll whip through that thing in no time flat.

Want anything done fast but not necessarily perfectly?  I’m totally your girl.

 

Do you identify with me?  Yes?

 

Then this tutorial is for you, baby!

 

 

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Let’s be honest.

There are many times when I can afford to whip through stuff and forget the whole “exactness thing.”

Cabinet hardware?  That’s totally not one of them.

If they are even a little off, you can tooooootally tell.

Drives. Me. Crazy.

 

 

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So… I realized that I mentioned getting these in, but I never did a follow-up post on installing them!

 

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 Check out my previous post on D. Lawless and what I think of them….

(hint:  They have awesome quality and super price effective pulls and knobs.  I’ve ordered from them several times and highly recommend them.)

 

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When Handsome Man installed these, he had the brilliant idea of using the photocopier to make a template.

He just measured where he wanted the hardware…

Put the aforementioned hardware on the photocopier with the correct position…

And wah-LAH!  Simple template for drilling the holes!

 

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He just drilled right through the paper.  It got torn up a bit by the end, but totally worked anyway.

Brilliant baby, brilliant.

(Not sure if this was his original idea or a hack?  He does have a Pinterest account he checks every once in a while to see what I’m pinning.  Sweet isn’t he??!  Either way, he’s brilliant.)

 

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Did you know that if your cabinet hardware screws are too long, you can trim them using one of these electrical plier things??

This is something I TOTALLY never knew…   Please tell me I’m not the only one!

 

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 Thread the screw in to the appropriate length…

Squeeze the living daylights outta the thing…

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And boom.

It’s the right length!

Word to the wise:  Do NOT screw it in backwards.

 And don’t ask me how I know.

 I just know.

Leaving it at that.

 

 

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 Much better.

 

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Feel free to snicker at Handsome Man’s bedhead! 😉

Repeat with all knobs and pulls…

 

 

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Then stand back and admire your sexy new cabinet bling!

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Guess what caaaaaaaame today??! Cabinet hardware, baby!

YES!!!!!

 

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Just placed an order with D. Lawless…

I’ve never ordered from them but so far so good!!!  I’ve always heard great things about them from other bloggers, but had never even visited their website.

Last week I did.  That was mistake #1 the best choice I ever made!  My kitchen cabinets are going to love me when I put on their new jewelry!

D. Lawless has TONS of pulls, handles, and knobs for really really great prices!!!

 

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For instance… These cup pulls?  (My favorite style of cabinet hardware)

They are from Williams-Sonoma and are originally $19.87.  I did not pay that, of course.  I am admittedly WAY to cheap for that! 😉

I paid $4.10 each.

Can I get an OH YEAH?!?!?!

That’s an awesome price for cup pulls let alone ones that are so nice and solid!  I’m totally in love!  They’re a brushed satin silver finish and they’re the perfect blend of brushed satin so they won’t show finger prints as much, yet slightly shiny enough to add some bling to ‘ma kitchen! 😉

The knobs are also the brushed satin silver and I also scored those for a mere $2.00 each.

Awesomeness!

Can’t wait to get these babies onto their new homes!!! 😉

Yup.  Love.

I was in no way compensated by D. Lawless for this post…  

However if they’d like to, I’d be all for that!!!