I'm looking for some creative ideas to help me hide the holes in a bank of lower cabinets. The cabinet knobs were installed midway down the doors, and I want to move them to the more typical, and easier to reach, position of upper corners. The cabinets are white painted wood. I know I could fill, sand, and repaint, and I'll do that if I absolutely have to, but I thought someone might have an alternative idea for placing some sort of decorative element over the hole instead. The counter on top of the cabinets is a very dark brown, and the newly placed hardware will be an oil-rubbed bronze. I was thinking of some sort of iron work piece to wire in through the hole, almost like sewing a button on it. Other thoughts and ideas? Thanks so much!
If you think of something...more power to ya!
I would use my creativity elsewhere and just fill the hole with a section of dowel. Redrill slightly to the the dowel size, if necessary for a good fit, then glue in, sand both ends flat to the surfaces to fill the hole.
I've been pondering this for years.. on upper cabinets.
Mine are flat panel so I thought about a narrow slat all around the edge. But then I would have to do the bottoms and drawers and the drawers were the sumbling block.
Considered using starched material to apply a strip on the edge of the cabinet. Thought it would get too dirty.
Considered some sort of metal piece to go from the current hole down to the new hole but just could not come up with a decent cost for a good design.
Thougt about putting double knobs on... new hole and old hole. Decided that was weird.. too far apart.
So-o--o-o-o, good luck to you. I decided to live with it, open by the bottom corner and wash it alot.
There is no easy - and suitable - method to cover those holes. You wonder why someone would put knobs so low that you have to stoop to use them!
I usually put lower knobs down 3" and in 2" - if practical - on the lower doors, and obviously on the side away from the hinges.
I would plug the holes with something as suggested above. You will need to prime and paint those plugs or they will show as they age. In fact, you may have to sand, prime, sand, prime, then paint to keep them from showing.
One product I can recommend is Durham's Water Putty, but you will probably have to plug the holes first and use the Water Putty as a top filler. The Water Putty is cheap and also available from Custom Products. It is easy to use, sets up fast and sands well.
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