DIY, Farmhouse Decorating, Our Farmhouse

Kitchen Update with Hickory Hardware

As you know from previous posts, I have slowly been working on adding some character to our kitchen.  It’s a small galley kitchen, but it works for us {well, it kind of has to}.  This room has come a long way, but last week, we kicked it up another notch.  And let me tell you, friend, I did a happy dance.  Really, I did.  Right in the middle of the kitchen.  I was as a giddy as a kid on their birthday.  And I still am.  Are you ready to see what we added?

I can’t wait to show you!  But first, I want to give you a little hint: I worked with Hickory Hardware on this project.  See, I knew that you would figure it out.  Guys, this company is amazing to work with…and they have every single style of cabinet and drawer knobs and pulls imaginable.  And there are a ton of finish options available.

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Let’s jump right to it and show you exactly what we picked out for our little farmhouse kitchen.

farmhouse kitchen


Do you see those pretty knobs and pulls?  I just love how this project turned out.  Besides the fact that {after two years} we were tired of clawing our way into every drawer, these knobs and pulls from Hickory Hardware’s Cottage Collection are perfect.  No, we don’t have a cottage.  But I felt like these were timeless.  I have seen trends come and go, but this classic style is here to stay.

hickory hardware

So, how did we settle on this style?  It really is a matter of personal preference.  Overall, I love classic, simple, timeless, and functional and these fit that perfectly.  But if you love modern or sleek or rustic…or anything in between, Hickory Hardware has such a large selection that I just know you will find the exact hardware to fit your style.

kitchen hardware

Featured in our kitchen are these: the 96mm Cottage Cabinet Pulls in oil-rubbed bronze.

cottage style cabinet pull

And the 1 1/4 Cottage Cabinet Pull, also in oil-rubbed bronze.

cottage style cabinet knob

A question you may have is on how to choose between pulls and knobs and whether to put them on drawers or cabinets.  I did quite a bit of research online and guess what I found out?  It doesn’t matter!  Really, whether you do all knobs or all pulls or a mixture, there is no one hard and fast rule.  I came across so many beautiful kitchens of various home styles and everyone did what they thought would look good in their own unique kitchen.  Before deciding on knobs, pulls, or some type of combination, consider what would work best in your kitchen.  I decided that functionality, practicality, and a bit of whimsy was important, so I went with a combination.  You will notice that we installed cabinet pulls on the drawers and cabinet knobs on the cabinets.  It really is just a matter of preference.

white kitchen

kitchen cabinet

I don’t think that I’ve ever shown this view of our kitchen.  These cabinets in the foreground are our pantry and hidden behind that curtain is our microwave.

galley kitchen

farmhouse kitchen decor

Well, friend.  Thanks for stopping by our kitchen.  I’ve got some more plans up my sleeve for this room, but for now I will bask in how much adding hardware has made me really start to love our kitchen.  And now, I will go do another happy dance…in the kitchen!



how to pick kitchen hardware


  1. I love the ones you chose! It totally changes up a kitchen! So beautiful!

    1. Leigh

      Thank you, Laura! I completely agree and it really adds so much to the kitchen! ♥

  2. Bonnie

    Your kitchen looks great. Love the hardware.

    1. Leigh

      Thank you so much, Bonnie! ♥

  3. I love this hardware! It looks great on your white cabinets!

    1. Leigh

      Thank you, Jen! I think it stands out beautifully against the white too! ♥

  4. JoElen

    Wow! Those look great! Such a nice accent. It’s amazing how such a little thing can add so much.

    1. Leigh

      Thank you so much, JoEllen! I didn’t quite realize the impact hardware would have on the kitchen too. I am very pleasantly surpised! ♥

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