Leather Pulls

Leather Pulls{I love the way the pink reflects onto the white cabinetry}

The other day I was feeling particularly annoyed by how boring and off-the-shelf my cabinet pulls were.  In my little studio I have to look at those cabinets all day long, so I wanted something special and different.  I was playing around with some leather for another project and it gave me an idea.  Forget hardware, I’m going to make Software! :) (I was pretty thrilled with this little pun)  It was so simple and SUPER inexpensive (yay!)

My cabinets went

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Here’s how you can make your own:

  1. Cut strips of leather (as many pulls as you’ll need) to 1 1/4″ x 5″ (If you want to add color to the underside, now’s the time)
  2. Use the felt-tip pen to mark a dot where you want your screw to go
  3. Make the hole for the screw using a phillips screw driver and a couple whacks of your hammer
  4. Push your screw through the hole and secure it to the cabinet with a hex nut
  5. Enjoy your new software!

software{Add paint + brush to your supply list if you want to add a pop of color on the underside like I did}



A little creativity goes a long way!



Obsessed: Doors

A front door is one of the first things someone sees when approaching your home. It can set the tone for the design style it holds inside, it can be welcoming, inviting, or even intimidating.  It seems that here in the U.S., we have such a “boring” interpretation of what a front door should look like. They’re usually white, sometimes with some glass, and if you want to get real crazy, you paint it a fun color (my mom always had ours red); but that’s usually about as exciting as it gets. Well, in other places around the world, I think they’ve got more of the right idea. Below are pictures I found (mostly on Pinterest) of doors from Morocco, Mexico, Paris, England, Argentina.. (well you get the idea) and I absolutely ADORE these doors. They have so much character! I love everything about them, the color, the hardware (or lack there of) & the history!

Images via 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17/18/19/20