When I left you last time our kitchen was almost completed. All we were lacking was a pantry which John Lindsay from Catskill Builders built to fit the space we had available.
You can see the pantry against the wall looking slightly rustic--just the way we want it. But if you look closely you'll see something is not quite right yet...
This kitchen needs some bling! I always think of the knobs as being like the jewelry accessorizing an outfit. Budget had to be considered so I chose inexpensive pulls for the cabinet doors and splurged a little on the drawer knobs.
I found some great candidates. Looky, looky!
Here are the sources for the hardware starting with the top row going left to right and
working down. I found most of them and many more at knobs.com which has a huge selection of knobs with beach and nautical themes.
4. Cal Crystal Artx Glass knob. Comes in several colors ad finishes. I chose Marine Blue (more turquoise than the knob shown) and polished nickel $11.76
7. Novelty Hardware Tropical Collection Large Seahorse facing right--many finishes available. My favorite was nickel $13.68
This was my edited list of candidates. There were so many great knobs to choose from. The Liberty Seaside Cottage collection was huge and temptingly affordable! So what did I choose?
I decided to use the bright chrome Starfish knobs from Siro for the nine drawers in the kitchen.
For the cabinets I preferred the Hickory Hardware pulls from Lowes but since I splurged on the drawer pulls, I chose the inexpensive Liberty Newton cabinet pulls that were in stock at Home Depot. They look fine!
Then for the pantry doors I couldn't resist the seahorses that face each other. I chose the nickel finish which is brighter than the picture shown below. Here's one seahorse...
After a marathon shopping trip to furnish the kitchen with dishes, appliances, pots and pans, etc. and it's hardware finery installed, the kitchen is finally all decked out and ready for a party!
|The first holiday celebrated at Doc Holiday was Independence Day! Simple decoration--3 flags in vases. Gotta make do.|
|My daughter Meghan painted the corkboard with the chevron pattern as a Mother's Day gift for me!|
Come on over!