In the meantime, I’ve been trying to find the appropriate hardware for the cabinets. I love Restoration Hardware, of course. Among many great options, my favorite has to be the Aubrey Pull:
The style is very similar to a window sash lift and I love its clean, cottage feel. Casual but not chintzy.
Pottery Barn Kids uses a similar pull on several of their bedroom collections, although in a brushed nickle finish.
But RH wants $10 and up for each pull. I’ve looked for Aubrey Pull knock-offs, for actual window sash lifts (which they seem only to sell in the United Kingdom), for anything remotely similar — but the catch is always the money, isn’t it? Everything I found made the RH pulls look like a bargain.
Luckily, I remembered reading at Life in the Fun Lane that Holly buys most of the hardware for her amazing furniture transformations at Lee Valley Tools. Holly, all I can say is: thank you!
Lee Valley does not have a single chrome pull similar to the Aubrey. They have four.
Oh, and the most expensive one is $2.65 — and if you buy 10 or more, you get an extra discount.
I also found these charming latches, which I’m considering using in lieu of cabinet knobs:
If the latches don’t work, I can always go the route of safety:
And of course, hinges to boot.
As if I wasn’t in enough trouble, I found plenty to rival the above for my loyalty.
But I was tickled by this last one. I don’t know when, I don’t know where, but I have to use these for something:
Anyway, I’ve ordered a sampling of all the hardware front runners and I’m anxiously awaiting their arrival so I’ll be able to stress about yet another remodeling decision for untold weeks.
Many thanks for this post! I have been scouring for the RH Aubrey handles w/ shipping and the cost of one handle it is outrageous!
Kim Wennerberg says
I can’t say how glad I am that I stumbled onto your blog post! Lee Valley indeed! I have been searching for solid brass pulls for months (hours on google) and like you, could only find expensive options out of the UK. Thank you for posting this!!