|BEFORE - check out those nasty kid prints all over!|
Now for more details on my homemade cabinet pull template. I used a thick plastic sheet from Clear Scraps to create my template. If you need to make your own template, the plastic (or cardboard) needs to be wider than you drawer pulls spread by a couple of inches, and it needs to be longer than the height of your drawer. You need to score a section of the plastic across the width so it can rest on the top edge of your drawer front. Mark the center (side to side) with a fine tip permanent marker by drawing a vertical line. Determine how far down your drawer front you need your hardware to be, and mark those spots on the template. Punch out the holes in the plastic with a Crop-a-dile or punch and you are ready to mark your drawer fronts.
|A few simple steps, and you have a reasonable facsimile of a store-bought template!|
I loved that this is a fairly inexpensive upgrade, and makes it much easier to keep the cabinets clean of grimy finger prints! I purchased our hardware at Lowe's, and chose a simple knob style that I could get in bulk packs because we have a large number of cabinets in our kitchen. In case you are interested in the hardware I purchased, here are the links:
- Gatehouse 64mm Satin Nickel Cup Pull (single pack) - $3.44 each
- Gatehouse 1.25-in Satin Nickel Mushroom Cabinet Knob (single pack) - $2.87 each
- Gatehouse 1.25-in Satin Nickel Mushroom Cabinet Knob (10-pack) - $21.18 per pack