Design. Create. Decorate.

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

DIY - Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Part II Installation

Hey there, welcome back to Quince Cottage!
Once the fun of choosing cabinet hardware is over, it's time to get down to business and install it. In our last house this was done by the builder's crew. Let's just say they weren't as picky as we are. There were pulls that were cock-eyed and out of alignment. Not by a whole lot, but it really brings the kitchen design down a couple of notches when this happens.
You know what we're going to say next, right? Yep. Measure twice, drill once. To find the exact center of a drawer, if that's where you want a single knob installed, then simply make two diagonal lines that intersect at the precise center. (This is actually our older daughter's bathroom vanity, by the way).

© Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

Once you've made your pencil mark, drill straight through the drawer, then insert the knob stem and use the nut provided to hold it in place.

© Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

There are some handy gadgets out there to help make sure your placement remains consistent.And here is a mounting template from Lowe's, which costs less than $5 and is really helpful when you aren't mounting something in the exact middle.

See? Here's Ron, using it for a long kitchen drawer which needed two pulls. Measure in from each side of the drawer with a ruler for getting the spacing you want across the front of the drawer, then choose the template holes which match the width of your pull and the desired up/down placement. You can see the pulls we used on the cabinet doors in the same photo.

© Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

And if you want to see what our kitchen cabinet hardware looks like installed, then take a look here.

Daisy finds cabinet hardware to be a pretty boring topic.

Daisy © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
Buster enjoys hanging with the pack, whatever the activity is.

Buster © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

Quince Cottage Style mixes old and new, rustic and opulent. 

Our goal is simple - make our new subdivision house look inviting, beautiful, and as though it wasn't born yesterday.

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