Intro: Cabinet Hardware Makeover
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!