Cabinet hardware is akin to the finishing touches on an outfit. It is the jewelry that really catches the eye in a kitchen. I’m not a big jewelry person. I only wear my wedding rings on a daily basis. And I have necklaces and bracelets for the days that I actually change out of my work clothes. But, I’ve never been the type of gal to go ga ga over a diamond.

However, I found myself getting starry-eyed while trying to choose our kitchen hardware. I felt like a kid in a candy store because there were so many choices (and yet so little time.) This week I learned that our cabinets will be arriving at the end of the month. And my designer (who really needs to be my personal assistant) gently asked me, “Have you ordered your cabinet hardware yet?” Gulp…umm no. What I wanted to say was, “Seriously? This is the least of my worries! I need to get the walls finished and a floor in our kitchen before I can even think about bling!” That’s when it dawned on me, a Handy Gal can’t do everything! Especially when it comes to jewelry (it’s just not my strong suit.)

With that in mind, I’m asking for your help. Yes, that means you Ms. “I’m Sitting Here at My Computer Drinking My Coffee While I Watch Pretty Handy Girl’s Kitchen Renovation Updates”! And you may be thinking, heck no, I don’t have time to help her. Here’s the deal, I’m going to show you some of my choices from D. Lawless and you help me choose by leaving me a comment below. Also, did you know that D. Lawless sells a lot more than cabinet hardware?

Knobs and pulls are the least of their offerings! Corbels, hinges, switch plates, drawer slides, hooks, pie safe punched tin, casters, shelf brackets, space savers and much more!

To help (or further muddy) the decision making process, I’ve put together this mood board with some of the other materials and fixtures that I’m using in the kitchen.

Kitchen_color_fixturesSource List:

Uttermost Hanging Pendant Light, Cassidy Oil Rubbed Bronze Touch2O FaucetCarrera Venato Honed Marble Subway Tiles, White Diamond Recycled Glass Countertop, and Globus Cork Tile Floors.


Here are the hardware combos I picked out:

Choice A:


Antique Copper Pull with Screw Heads and French Lace Venetian Bronze Knob

PostBreakblue Choice B:


Bronze with Copper Highlights Cup Pull and Bronze with Copper Highlights Knob


Choice C:


Antique Pewter Cup Pull and Clear Octagon Cut Glass Knob


Choice D:


Antique Copper Cup Pull and Ridge Knob Antique Copper


Choice E:


A combo of the above: Bronze with Copper Highlights Cup Pull and Clear Octagon Cut Glass Knob


Not to sway your decision, but will you look at that glass knob!


I think I just fell in love with a diamond. It would make a beautiful earring, don’t you think?


And that bronze cup pull, it just sings “tug me.” Gahhhhhh! Is it okay to mix styles? I seriously need your help on this decision.


Can I help it if I look at hardware and immediately think jewelry? Didn’t you see a necklace pendant, too?


Focus! Here is the task at hand. Help me choose hardware by leaving me a comment below. Feel free to give me some other suggestions.

Thanks in advance for your help with this decision. I look forward to reading your comments!


Disclosure: I am working with D.Lawless Hardware in exchange for free products. This is a company I chose to work with because I value their products and business practices. I was not compensated for this post, nor was I told what to write. All ideas and opinions are my own. 


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  1. Becky Barker
    Becky Barker says:

    I just wanted to add this morning, after a nice little crash on my pc last p.m. that I think you should choose the first ones, the French Venetian Bronze Knob . Here is what I would do different, it is not in the hardware choice but the cabinets themselves. I think it would pick up some sparkle by doing a very light metalic glaze , dry brushing just around the inside box of your cupboard doors. That is what would bring together the great shine off the new lighting. Sometimes it is the smallest detail that pulls the room together, but that is just my opinion. Great choices otherwise, keep up the good work.
    Sincerely, Becky

  2. Mellen
    Mellen says:

    I would totally do the combo. I just finally put cabinet hardware on my kitchen cabinets & wanted to put antique glass knobs, but it just didn’t work with all of the modern elements of our new build. I think the glass & copper pulls look gorgeous with the other materials picked!

  3. Jacki
    Jacki says:

    I’m all for mixing styles. I love that glass knob. My favorite pull is Option A, the copper with screw heads. You have a tough, yet fun decision ahead of you.

  4. Susan Surman
    Susan Surman says:

    My choice would be “B” the Bronze with Copper Highlights Cup Pull and Bronze with Copper Highlights Knob. It better matches the finish of the kitchen faucet and will tie the finishes together. I love the glass knobs and would use the combination of the glass and Bronze/Copper hardware if the decor was of an eclectic flavor and yours seems more of a traditional and elegant decor. Your choice of textures and surfaces are brilliant and have given me some great ideas for my own kitchen remodeling. What a mess it’s been but I can’t wait till it’s finished because I’m doing it myself with the help of great friends!

  5. dragongirl
    dragongirl says:

    I love the copper best – seems like it would go with about any color choice downroad. Great with warm or cool colors. Of course, so would that gorgeous glass knob, although it makes the kitchen more ‘retro’, IMHO.


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