5 DIY Christmas gifts using Re-purposed Cabinet Knobs and Pulls

 

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If you go to Etsy’s website, there are a ton of vendors that sell gifts for Christmas, that are actually re-purposed items you can find lying around your own home. Recently, cabinet hardware has become a hot item to re-purpose. Here we have comprised a list of 5 gifts you can make to give to that special someone in your life, this holiday.

 

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    1.- Cabinet Knob Bottle Stopper

     Did you know you can turn an ordinary wine cork into a decorative bottle stopper with new or old cabinet knobs? You can use whatever type of adhesive you like but, I,      myself, am a KrazyGlue kind of girl. I find it gets the job done quickly and efficiently for most mediums used. You can either use cabinet knobs you may have replaced        or, you can buy new knobs for relatively cheap. 

     Crystal door knobs add a really nice, antique touch to the cork. 

    These make a really great addition to gift baskets, with a touch of creativity.

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2.- Cabinet Pull Key holder 

Take old or new cabinet pulls and screw them onto a wooden platform or directly into the wall for a quick and creative method for hanging keys. 

If your home already has an antique design element , the antique-style pulls will really accentuate the room. Cabinet cup pulls, are also another option to place keys in. The cups will act as a key dish, when flipped upside down.

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    3.- Tie and Scarf Hanger

        I don’t know about you but, I always seem to just toss my scarves into the abyss, aka, my closet. I’ve even started using my jewelry tree as a scarf holder. Of course, this tends to look messy. I thought this idea was         brilliant. Take an old or new cabinet pull and screw it into the wall. Voila! Now you have a place to neatlyhang scarves and/or ties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4.- Coat and Hat Hanger

Most people just hang their coats in their closet but, what does the single person living in a small studio apartment do with no closet space and a room full of coats? Coat hangers seem to be making a popular comeback for many DIY-ers. Especially with all of the cool and creative ways you can make one yourself. All you need is a piece of wood for the backing and some cabinet knobs. Screw the knobs into the wood and screw the wooden backing into the wall. Since there are tons of really cool knobs, you can literally match your knobs to whatever theme your room may be. I personally think crystal and brass knobs on a piece of worn, painted wood looks very artistic and cute.

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5.- Mason Jar Travel Mug

     Anyone who knows me knows that my love for mason jars continues to grow every day. I love when restaurants utilize them as beer mugs but, the only downside is holding the mason jar without dropping it (especially after a couple of drinks). 

That is why this idea is pure genius. Using Gorilla Glue, mason jars and the cabinet pulls of your choice, you can create your own travel mug! After applying the Gorilla Glue to the side of the mason jar, use rubber bands to make sure the cabinet pull really adheres to the glass. Allow time for it to set and dry.

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DIY Tips for Replacing Hinges

Many think that replacing hinges is easy.  While this can be true in most cases, there can be some instances when replacing a hinge becomes a major chore.  There are many variables that need to be taken into consideration when discussing replacing hinges.  Calling a contractor is not necessary as there are only a few screws to remove.  The following are some of the aspects that need to be taken into account as well as some DIY tips for replacing hinges:

  • What Hinges are Being Replaced? – If you are changing the hinges on a door, you may find it very difficult to do without help.  You should have someone there to help you switch them out.  Doors can be very heavy and can cause injury if they fall and there is no one there to hold the door in place.  Cabinets can be replaced with one person but it is easier if there are two.
  • Match the Existing Hinge to the New One – This is one of the best tips to replacing hinges.  If you match the hinges perfectly, you do not have to worry about fit.  This can save a great deal of time.  When the new hinges are a different size then you have to drill new holes and plug the old ones up.  That can be time consuming but it is not always possible to get hinges that match perfectly if the existing ones are very old.

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Benefits of Shopping Online Opposed to the Big Store

Anytime you want to purchase something, you may just jump in your car and head to the closest discount store to get the best price.  You think that this is the way to save the most money.  The problem with this is that while there are some savings, you may be giving up quality.  Also, there are other ways to shop to get a better price.  Shopping online can offer many benefits to the shopper as opposed to the big store discount chains.

  • Quality – Even if you save money, you can give up quality.  How much of a savings is there when the product breaks or is damaged because it was not made to withstand the test of time?  You end up having to buy the item again to replace the one that is no longer functional.  Instead, spend the same amount online and get a better product that does last much longer because the quality is better.

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End of Summer Home Improvement Projects

As summer is coming to an end, you begin to realize that your summer renovation and home improvement projects haven’t been finished or haven’t even been started. No need to worry, these quick and easy tips will make it seem as if you spent your whole summer remodeling.

Cabinet Knobs and PullsAs summer is coming to an end, you begin to realize that your summer renovation and home improvement projects haven’t been finished or haven’t even been started. No need to worry, these quick and easy tips will make it seem as if you spent your whole summer remodeling.

 When it comes to a quick kitchen spruce up, I’m not looking to start replacing or painting cabinetry. The easiest way to make your kitchen look brand new is to start with the details. Updating details like hardware, lighting, accessories and your paint job will surely give your kitchen a face lift, while saving a buck!

1. Let’s see what you have to work with. Take a look at the elements of the space that can’t change. Typically these would be your countertops, cabinetry and appliances. See if you can notice a theme or design style that is already there. Look for details in the shapes and colors of your space. Since we are not going to be changing these elements, we need to make everything work as cohesively as possible. Do you have knotted, rustic cabinets; reminiscent of an old world villa? Do you have sleek modern countertops with a bold color screaming contemporary bistro? The bones of your kitchen are there, it’s up to you to decide what to dress it up with.

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Complete Cabinet Resurfacing with Cabinet Hardware

<a href="http://www you can look here.myknobs.com/ssempire.html”>Cabinet HardwareIf you have spent time and money in choosing the cabinets in your home, or if  you are looking to renovate or redesign the cabinets in your home, then you may already know that cabinet resurfacing is a great way to do this and save money while you’re at it. However, there is one aspect of cabinet resurfacing that sometimes goes overlooked. The cabinet hardware is a vital part of the renovation that is sometimes not given the proper attention.

Cabinet hardware has an important function of allowing the cabinet drawers and doors to be easily opened and closed. However, there is also an aesthetic appeal to cabinet hardware. People choose the hardware in order to match the existing décor of the room or to help to create a new design of décor in the space.

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Choosing the right theme of decorative hardware for your style of home

european bar pulls Looking to create a new look for an old home?  Whether you’re a first time buyer or homeowner veteran, updating the hardware in your humble abode can be your ticket to an inexpensive renovation!

FINISHING TOUCHES: color is everything!

Picking the right theme &  finish for your decorative hardware is generally the most thought provoking aspect of the entire ordeal.  It can be overwhelming if you don’t have a strong preference before visiting our showroom or website.  The hardware’s finish serves as an integral part of the piece’s design.  The style you are going for can be enhanced by choosing the appropriate finish.  Here are some general suggestions:

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