Since my counter-tops haven't been chosen, I shouldn't even think about cabinet hardware. But I found a box of polished nickel knobs and pulls that I didn't use on another project. Medana and I tested a few. I just love to get ahead of myself.
Yikes, no. A knob will be lost on that big, ole cabinet. The pull that I'd hoped to use (Aubrey at Restoration Hardware) has exposed screws, and Jimmy thinks the pulls would eventually fall off.
Knobs will look great on the upper drawers, though. But I'm not sure about these knobs. The polished surface will be a magnet for fingerprints. I'll be cleaning all the time.
Actually, if I put a walnut counter on the island, wooden knobs may go a long way to warm up this space. Marble or soapstone will look better with metal hardware. No matter what, I can tell that hardware is going to be another hard choice for me.
Melon knobs were bought for another room, but we couldn't resist testing them. I thought they were cute--and I love the antique brass accents.
I only have one round, polished nickel knob. It is 1- 1/2" and it disappears on these cabinets.
The polished nickel hardware can go in the utility/pantry. The melon knobs go in the dining room (maybe).
The cabinet doors were installed the other day.
Upper cabs weren't part of the original plan...but I chickened out, fearful that I would need all the storage I could get. So unfitted, uppers were added. A mistake. But a fixable one: the cabs are coming down ASAP. I'll hang art over those counters--that will add a punch of color.
Months ago, I had planned this room around a certain marble slab. But it wasn't meant to be. Until I find a counter top, I'll be floundering.
Tough choices are coming up.
I'll just tell you, this kitchen is starting to give me the heebie-jeebies. It needs color, texture, contrast, and life. Right now, it looks like it's trapped inside a glacier.
On a bright note, I picked out ceramic subway tile for the shower.
This Wednesday, I'll have an update on the kitchen counters--marble vs wood vs quartzite vs everything else. Fingers crossed.