We are proud owners of a gorgeous villa in Christchurch. It’s seen some interesting times throughout its grand life and lived through the Christchurch Earthquakes with just a few scars. Our home was built the same year as the construction of the original press building started (1909) so as you can imagine, it has some charm!
Black is the new Black
The previous owners of our villa painted all the walls white and modernised the bathroom and kitchen, we are huge lovers keeping heritage but complementing it with modern accents. Our Kitchen has been a topic of conversation between us for a while, I (Shayden) am drawn to black hardware, it comes with a price tag but damn it looks good!
While throwing a small tantrum in the aisle at Bunnings because they had no black door knobs I marched with haste toward the spray paint cabinet and got a few cans of my old friend Dulux Duramax… in Black Satin so it’s a nice compromise between Matte and Gloss. As I was spraying the door knobs I decided I’ll test the spare kitchen cabinetry handles because I’ve been wanting to upgrade to black since the open home.
The first one turned out so good I had them all off and hanging off the clothes line within 10 minutes! I gave them a good clean and then 3 coats of paint with an hours drying time between coats (you only need 10 minutes with Duramax).
Our Kitchen feels like a new one with the edgy lines of the black against the white cabinetry, black adds a level of industrial to our home which ties in nicely with the character. We spend so much time in the Kitchen with the morning sun coming through there’s nothing better than a cup of tea and some brekkie at our up-cycled table and chairs!
STANDARD PRICE TO REPLACE HANDLES: $300 +
TOTAL SPENT: $13.00
Thinking of taking this approach to your Kitchen – do it!!