Kitchen Cabinet hardware upgrade/Easy Backsplash Touch-up

Cabinet pulls from Lowes

Changing your kitchen cabinet hardware can have a huge impact on the overall look of your kitchen. 

Back in July, after sampling several cabinet knobs and pulls, we finally purchased these cabinet pulls from Lowes.   My husband installed them last month and I couldn't be more pleased.  They are exactly the change our kitchen needed.

Kitchen Before new Cabinet Pulls and Glass mosaic tile outline

But I honestly could not stop there.  I was no longer pleased with my initial back splash choice once I upgraded my counter tops. However, I wanted a change that didn't require a huge wall demo.  Plus my initial backsplash was a DIY project that was Just Okay. So I outlined my back splash with this beautiful mosaic glass tile from Lowes....It complimented the dark granite.

Kitchen after with Tile Back Splash outline update

Kitchen after with New Cabinet Pulls

I really loooove how we have updated our kitchen but in the most cost effective way.  My updates included: Recessed lighting conversion pendant lights, Counter-top replaced with granite (our only splurge), Cabinet pulls, Paint, Glass mosaic tile outline.  See image below of our kitchen before these updates....a little goes a long way.  I hope these updates inspire you!  Thanks for visiting, A Pretty House Rocks!

Kitchen Before updates


  1. I really enjoyed reading this article, and found it quite informative. And especially the part about the popularity of the cabinet knobs. Thanks for sharing! I generally prefer cabinet knobs to cabinet knobs and would recommend it to all.

  2. This is an interesting project. Will look for the materials at an online hardware store and would like to start right away