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Anyone else like us and has a bunch of beat up gold door handles for their interior doors or some crusty silver kitchen cabinet knobs with food caked on them? Yep, I see a few hands up in class. I’m on a mission to make our metals more cohesive with as little money as possible. I did that with a little spray paint this weekend. Now, I want to share with you all exactly how I did that. So here is a quick post on how I a quick and easy hardware update.
Total Cost For This Project was $5
I know, I’m in shock too! How did I get all new hardware for $5? I went to Wal-Mart and purchased a can of Rust-Oleum Spray Paint in Oil Rubbed Bronze. I love the bronze look on my hardware, though black would be another great option. With our white cabinets and light color walls, the dark pulls and handles really pop. And we like a lot of popping around here!
There’s one other item you need for the project, a Phillips-head screwdriver. But surely you have one of those on hand. It’s standard in all kits and if you’re like me I know your mom or grandmother hooked you up as you were settling into your first home. Mine’s even pink and purple.
The Real Quick How-To
Start by removing the handles/knobs/pulls. I gave them a good scrub because kitchen = grease. Now after this you could totally sand them to give the paint a little better surface to grab a hold of. You could also give them a nice coat of primer spray paint. But I skipped both of those steps. Why? Because I’m impatient and lazy.
So after I cleaned them (I would have skipped that step too if they weren’t so dirty.) I worked in batches and gave them a thin coat of Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. When I’m spray painting, the part I don’t skimp on is the thin layers. I would much rather work with 3-4 really thin and cured layers as one thick glob of paint. It’s much easier to avoid things like drips and bubbles this way plus, I think it helps the paint last longer.
After I let them dry (and had scrubbed the cabinets by this point because they were ew!) I just reattached them to the cabinets/drawers/doors.
Quick and easy but gives this space a totally different vibe!