Wednesday, October 29, 2008

We CAN change the world!!!

As some of you know, we are undergoing kitchen work at the SI Casa......thanks to Ike, I am getting a kitchen re-do. So I got new countertops, got the ceiling repaired, got a fresh new wall color, and I am slowly putting it all back together. SLowLy.........

So I'm looking at my shiny gold brass kitchen cabinet knobs the other day, thinking......."oh, you just do not go anymore!" However, I wasn't ready to go plunk down $3 or $4 a knob to get new ones, especially considering I'd need 44!!!! Yes, 44 of those babies. So I said to myself...."Self, the shape of the knobs is fine, why not try a can of paint....?" Oh, such a lightbulb moment for me! I also said to my hubby, "I really don't like these, and I'm just going to try to spray paint them, ok??".....knowing full well that if I ruined them, well, uh, yes, there are FORTY- FOUR of them.

So I gave it a whirl!

Here's the lovely before....and I stuck them all in florist foam, because I am all about re-purposing and re-using!

So now I begin to spray them with Rustoleum Brown Hammered Metal Spray it!

And yes, you'll see that I also spray painted another THING in the background. That, my friends, is another post! So this is what my kitchen cabinet knobs NOW look like....and now I am having my "aaaaahhhhhhhhhhh" moment...just right!

Ok, I don't know WHY but blogger flipped this picture!! Anyone know how I can flip it now that it's posted?????? ugh. Well, anyway, you can see what a difference it makes and how much better it goes with the granite countertop that is now showing on the right hand side of the photo, but is really truly on TOP of the countertop!!! I promise!

Now, I am off to see what container I can stuff that spray painted foam into!! ;)

*****Edited to add......I have a new friend blogging....she will add some beauty to the blogworld! She is a silk flower designer, and she creates some GORGEOUS "poor, somebody kill this faux arrangement!" designs from her! Check her out at Designs on 47th Street and let her know I sent you her way. She needs encouragement to keep up the great work! Shout out to Donna! Love you, girl!


The Silk Thumb said...

Suzanne, those knobs look terrific! Yah for being so resourceful. What a difference in updating AND I am loving that little peek of granite I see.

Thanks for the pat on the back for my new blog. This will be fun...I just know!

duchess said...

What a brilliant idea. I'm so glad it worked out for you.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

They look great. You can also buy that same paint in a can, paint can, not spray paint. I've used it for many many things and have blogged about it. I brushed it on all of my brass bathroom things in our powder room recently, including the light fixtures.

Great update for just a little, little money.



Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

YES! Those turned out so great! I love, love, love spray paint! I am off to visit your new friend.

the voice of melody said...

Your cabinet knobs look fantastic! Sometimes it's amazing how little things can make a big difference.

Many sweet blessings!

Shannon said...

Love it! They turned out awesome.

Christy Lee said...

Just stopping by your blog to say hello...came over from Warm Pie Happy Home. I am in the process of re-furbishing all of my old furniture so I love to see the projects of others! Stop by anytime and say hello!

Utah Grammie said...

OK, so first, thanks for stopping by ...and B) I LOVE LOVE LOVE the knobs! Brilliant. Spot-on! (can you tell I've been speaking with some folks from the UK today??) Anyway, I love the look of your blog! Gotta run tonight but I will be back to see more..beautiful!

Sharon said...

Wow! What a transformation! I love that color.

:0) Sharon