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I hated the gold and white cabinet pulls that were put EVERYWHERE in my house. I had priced out the cost of replacing them on several occasions. To replace the 33 pulls in my kitchen alone was going to be over $200. To replace all of them would be over $1000! I found a DIY makeover for under $50 and I could do every pull in my house.

Step 1: Materials

  • Sharpie marker
  • Rust-oleum Black Hammered paint and primer in one
  • Painters tape
  • Tile gloss sealant

Step 2: Painting

Remove all the hardware from your cabinets and wash.

Apply painters tape around the porcelain area of the pull.

Paint with Rust-oleum Hammered paint and primer. You may need to do more than one coat.

When paint is dry remove all the tape.

Step 3: Colouring

Colour a pattern on the porcelain with a sharpie marker in the colour of your choice. You may need to do a couple of layers. Take care as the "permanent colour" can easily wipe off from the porcelain. My pattern is of small circles.

Step 4: Baking

When you are satisfied with your pattern, place the hardware on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 45 min. Let cool before touching or putting back on the cabinets.

Step 5: Finish

When the pull has cooled seal with a ceramic sealant and let dry. This step is mandatory as the colour will eventually rub off without the sealant. I made this mistake and had to redo some of mine a year later.

Remount all your pulls and finally enjoy how they look! Mine turned out to look like blue marble and I love them!

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