.Can You Handle This?.

Adam and I have big plans for our kitchen. In fact, they are too big for our budget to "handle" at the moment so we opted for an affordable update. 

Let's say goodbye to the old, traditional knobs..
 ..and hello to the new, modern handles!
Materials we used:

- Phillips head screwdriver
- Electric Drill
- New hardware (we purchased handles and screws in a kit from Ikea)
- Tape measure or ruler
- Painter's tape
   Hint: Before drilling, use blue painter's tape to tape the 
   backside of the cabinet door where you will soon be 
   drilling. This will prevent your cabinet from splitting.
     Hint: It is important to remember to allow your drill to do 
     the work; there is no need for you to add extra force by 
     pushing inward on your drill. Let it do the work itself.
Enjoy your handy work!
 What a shiny, contemporary, and affordable update!
 Happy Living--Happy Installing
and remember
--Little Things Bring Smiles--

P.S. We are homeowner and home DIY newbies hence the hints we provided and the picture by picture process :)


  1. woohoo! looks fantastic! btw, we had one of our readers recreate your wreath so we're showing it tomorrow (with lots of links back to you!!)
    hope you're having a great Monday!

  2. Ha! I just got the title of this! Maybe I shouldn't have said that out loud...

    Looks great! :)

  3. They look great. Such a little change makes it look more your style. I know you are happy with the results.

  4. Isn't it amazing what changing cabinet hardware can do? Your cabinets look amazing.