Tutorial: How to paint 26 cabinet pulls in seconds!!!

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I wanted a quick change in the  laundry room. I had the original chrome pulls.. actually… these chrome pulls are updates from the original brassy  finish.   I know, I know… #suburbanmomprobs” is what my son would call this post .

laundrypullsbefore1 And I found these egg knob pulls over at Classic Door Hardware . The egg shape was fun and different.  They ended up being a little smaller than I expected, but I still liked the shape and I had already torn open  all 26+ packages to make the quick change!  Quick change should have been my first clue that this was going to take more time!

What is it when you have a 180 second change, something always goes wrong?   So I  installed them and not one person in my family noticed. Not One Family Member!  But, the oil rubbed bronze finish was bugging me.  I have ORB handles which we switched out over the course of a year, but they look more black- which apparently I like more than this ORB finish.  So I take one off, and happen to have Krylon black flat finish.  I did a quick test and  I loved the look.  Now, with 26+ knobs in  a busy corner of the house, I needed a way to get these done efficiently.  I came up with this solution:   2014-03-15 09.10.51 Using a pen, I punched holes in the bottom of a box, placed the toothpicks in the holes  and added the pulls on top!  Assembly style: 2014-03-15 09.11.11 Mission Accomplished.  Here’s the finished look:


And, still no ONE in the family has noticed the new hardware pulls!  Yep, #suburbanmomprobs!


Laundry Room Pick Me Up


January! It’s the month of organization!So I am getting the most used room ready for the new year.

I was looking to make my laundry room a little more warm and cozy. I wanted it to feel like a small nook of the house, even if there were 8 pounds of wet towels in the washing machine.

With white cabinets I wanted pops of color in my windowless laundry room.   Any suggestions on what to do with a windowless laundry, please leave in the comments.

I added a rug after seeing one in Shelly’s laundry room at House of Smiths.

I organized my soap into cannisters. Fun fact: my soap post is the most popular of my blog’s history.

This is another popular post on how to add a simple shelf.

Love these hooks from Hobby Lobby!

So here is to those {of us} getting our laundry ready for the new year!