Fall Cure, Week 2

I've been pretty busy with real-life things - I'm starting my first German class tonight, wish me luck! - but that doesn't stop me from thinking constantly about my apartment. I haven't been there in a few days, as I've been hanging out at my parents' house since the weekend, going to my brother's regatta and various doctor's appointments. Well, I can't wait to get back home and start this week's Cure assignments:

1) deep clean kitchen
2) start cooking in said kitchen (this, I think, will be the hardest part for me - let's just say, I looove my microwave)

Decorating-wise, I'm still pondering the decals. I really need to get my kitchen rug. And I'm still thinking about hardware, both for the kitchen and the bathroom. My budget has really been taking a beating, lately, so I can't splurge as I'd like.

I was browsing around on Anthropologie's website, my favorite wallet-emptier, and I saw some lovely drawer pulls on sale that just might work for my bathroom. They've since been taken off, but I may get lucky and find them in-store. They are gold, and they look like chain links. Very elegant, and I think they would warm up the space a bit. I'm just wondering - my faucet, etc. is silver - is it silly to worry about how matchy-matchy I should be?

The Hammered Handles are still available, and the same price as the others. I love the texture, and think they could be beautiful in my bathroom.

Still...I would need three, and I don't know if I want to drop $24 on non-vital decor elements just now. I'll have to think about it.

The same goes for the kitchen hardware - an even more daunting prospect as I need so many more handles. I love this yellow milk glass pull from Look in the Attic (thanks, ImaVunDerBrah for the link!) but I shudder to think how much it would cost to outfit the whole kitchen...remember, I'm a recent graduate with a very part-time job.

IKEA also has a decent selection... I like these and these but I haven't seen any colorful ones. Perhaps spray paint could work...



Blogger Mella DelPantano said...

I did have a thought after the original hardware discussion a few days back - maybe you could find some in unfinished wood and paint them? That could potentially be very inexpensive. I'm pretty sure you can get plain wooden knobs for $1-2, probably a little more for handles.

I'd be uncertain about painting the plastic ones, since handles have to be...well, handled, so lots of wear and tear.

September 19, 2007 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger Alana in Canada said...

Well, when considering handles, make sure they'll fir in the existing holes in the doors--especially if you're renting. You don't want to be drilling new holes.

I say wait. One of my greatest joys of finally owning my own home was getting the hardware for my cabinets that I wanted!

September 20, 2007 at 1:15 AM  
Blogger CQ in DC said...

If you want to replace the hardware, make sure to check out eBay. I got these really nice nickel handles http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=190135912116&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=009#ebayphotohosting for a lot less than I would have paid at a retail store. Just be sure to measure as Alana said- it is much easier to match new handles to existing holes!

September 21, 2007 at 9:03 AM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home