$1 Kitchen Update and a $10 Window!

At a yard sale a few weekends ago, Mike (my awesome hubby) spotted a pile of brushed nickel cabinet pulls. About two-thirds of them had been used, but looked brand new, and the other third were still sealed in the package. I pointed to them and asked the seller “How much?” and he replied “A buck”. While trying to gauge how many pulls were in the pile (31), I said “How much for all of them?” and he replied “A buck for ALL of them”.” SOLD!!!!! I love sellers who really want to get things out of their house.

A few days before, we’d been discussing installing drawer knobs and pulls on our cabinets. In the not to distant future, we plan on rearranging the cabinets, re-facing them and replacing all the doors and drawer fronts. But, that project isn’t going to be done right away and we really hate not having pulls. Mike had saved a stash of 30+ brushed nickel knobs from a cabinet job he did about 14 years ago (yes, he’s a saver). We’d been considering buying either more of the knobs or a coordinating pull, but we waited because we knew that we would be choosing a totally different style when we update the cabinets. So, when we saw the pulls at this sale, we couldn’t believe it. They were a perfect match.

So, last weekend we (mostly Mike, but I helped) installed the knobs and pulls. Mike also had the brilliant idea to move two of the glass cabinet doors to a different cabinet, which we use as a liquor cabinet. We love the way it turned out. We think it makes the cabinets look so much nicer. It definitely helps us live with the cabinets in their current form. I smile every time I walk into the kitchen and it only cost us one dollar! Plus, we have 13 pulls leftover.

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After:

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We also bought this brand new, unused Andersen window with trim and everything for $10! The seller bought four of them and then decided to use only three. We’re planning to eventually finish our attic and make it into more living space. This window is perfect for what we’re planning to do.

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Did I mention how much I LOVE yard sales? Open-mouthed smile

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Terri
    Mar 14, 2012 @ 12:37:15

    You guys are the absolute best garage sale shoppers I’ve ever seen! The pulls and knobs look great!

    Reply

  2. Winnie
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 10:26:45

    Hi,
    Your Blog is lovely.
    I found you on Cheri’s Blog Hop Party… I am following you. Please follow me back.
    Thanks.
    http://dawnandwinniebookreviews.blogspot.com/

    Reply

  3. Marianne
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 11:09:26

    It is amazing how $1 can transform an entire kitchen. The knobs look great! What a great garage sale find. Popping over from Blog Hop and following you!
    Marianne 🙂

    Reply

  4. Tisha @ Delectable Home
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 13:48:13

    What – $1??? You couldn’t have bought one of those for a dollar at a real store! What a great find and a great transformation. Thanks for linking up.

    Reply

  5. Liinda@Coastal Charm
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 15:02:27

    What an awesome deal on the hardware and window…thank you for sharing them at my NTT party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

    Reply

  6. steph
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 19:05:12

    wow Great Finds ! Love the window. I can’t wait for the yard sales to start ! http://www.bargainfun.net steph

    Reply

  7. nana629
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 20:14:53

    Don’t you just love deals like that! Thanks for linking up to the RRR party!

    Reply

  8. contessa20
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 06:34:41

    Those are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

    Reply

  9. Suzy
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 17:13:00

    What great finds! It’s amazing what adding hardware can do. Your kitchen looks great. Thanks for sharing at my party!

    Reply

  10. quaintcottage
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 06:57:11

    It looks great. What an awesome deal you found! Love it.

    Reply

  11. quaintcottage
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 06:58:01

    What a great find! The kitchen looks wonderful.

    Reply

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