Modern Miniature Kitchen Hardware

11 Nov 2013

Let me tell you finding modern miniature hardware wasn't easy. Most ready made drawer pulls are limited to gold, brass and fancy-schmancy designs of eras past. I became increasingly worried that I would be stuck with the generic bent wire shapes for the pulls. Hours of searching later I was ready to give up.

Enter Emily from The Den Of Slack and her amazing idea to use jewelry jump rings.  Genius.  I loved the subtle shape and scale and decided to take a trip to the craft store to see what I could find.

As Emily had noted, these pulls are not easily applied to the cabinets but I think they are well worth the effort.  I decided to use an oval shape 'connector' as I thought they would curve out from the cabinets much nicer then the round shape.

Method:  Take your cutting tool (I used diagonal pliers) and snip the connectors in half.  Then attach the very very tiny half of connector to your cabinets with crazy glue by pressing it into the wood and applying a dot of the glue to the sides where the metal meets the wood.  (In her post Emily had mentioned how frustrating this was to do, and I didn't believe her... But I learned quickly just how right she was.  Just when I would have it setting the metal would topple over into the glue and I would have to start again. : (  Be warned!

The other knobs you see are the small (B) knobs from Elf Miniatures and are a great modern hardware option. They were much, much simpler to attach.  I used a nail and a hammer, no glue.

This post is rather behind in showing the actual progress of the kitchen.  I'm very excited to show you all the changes, I now have the upper cabinets up along the walls with magnetic closures and extra tiling and detail work.  Next post will detail how I did that and show you all the progress that has been made.
Until then,


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