Repurpose Old Silverware Into Cabinet Handles To Perfect Your Farmhouse Kitchen

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If you're interested in crafting a farmhouse kitchen without overdoing it, you may want to pay attention to tiny decorative details. One of these details is your cabinet's handles, an understated part of any design scape. But before you head to the nearest hardware store, debating between whether handles or knobs are right for your kitchen cabinets, consider installing something different: old silverware. You'll give your farmhouse kitchen a pop of homespun beauty with something you may already have lying around the house. If you don't have old flatware to upcycle, consider heading to the local antique shop or thrift store. You can even look on sites such as Etsy for vintage silverware in a variety of patterns. You'll keep items out of landfills while finding treasures to use in your kitchen. 

Even if you don't have a rustic kitchen but want to transform yours, you can look at these modern farmhouse kitchens for inspiration while upgrading your cabinet handles. And don't be afraid to get creative with your flatware. For example, if you want something a bit more ornate, look for decorative silverware. Conversely, simplistic forks and spoons are ideal for a more modern farmhouse kitchen. It all depends on the look you're trying to achieve. 

Choose the best old silverware for this rustic kitchen upgrade

There are several ways you can go about decorating your kitchen cabinets with forks and spoons. You can stick to one flatware pattern for a cohesive look or you can add some whimsical fun and use a variety of motifs. You can also mix and match forks and spoons. Just avoid knives or anything sharp. If you choose to install forks, you can bend the tines, creating different patterns to complement your upgraded cabinets. Depending on the style you're going for, you can install tarnished silverware for a more antique look or polish it for a more updated appearance.

Once you have enough silverware to redo all your cabinet handles, consider its appearance. Are you happy with how your flatware looks? If you find that your silverware is too plain, don't be afraid to decorate it before installation. The best way to do so is with a metal stamping kit. The DkOvn metal stamping kits on Amazon can be used to personalize your bespoke handles even further, adding custom sayings or simply labeling your cabinet's contents. Next, it's time for installation. The easiest way to create these handles is by drilling your silverware directly onto your cabinets. Just remember to bend your flatware first, creating handle pulls. Since flatware is hardened steel, the best drill bits for this project are cobalt drill bits. They're very strong and can withstand drilling through metal spoons and forks.