"We never installed pulls in your kitchen, so pick some out from Lowe's or Home Depot and we'll buy them and then put them in for you. Also, we found your crown molding that was ordered with your kitchen. Would you like that?"
Say what? We'll glad take the crown molding (there's a family work day in our future!) and I'll happily choose some hardware! Dan and I picked out some pulls, and wallah! Kitchen upgrade.
Here's what our kitchen looked like without the pulls.
I'll keep you posted for the transformation when we add crown molding. A lot more work on Dan's part -- and his dad's -- but I'm sure it will add even more to our cute kitchen.
(Funny side story about this. Dan was worried that the contractor would mess up installing the cabinet pulls. We really would have no way to make them fix any mistakes, as this was done pretty much out of the goodness of his heart. But Dan decided that he'd trust them to install them correctly, and anyways, had no time to tackle this project himself. After first directing the installer away from the bathrooms (which could also use pulls, but weren't part of this project), Dan caught the guy nearly drilling in the wrong side of the door front! Dan was very chill about it -- "You're not going to drill there, right? It opens on the other side." -- and the installer was very gracious -- "I'm so glad you caught that!" -- but I couldn't help but laughing. Dan's fears were nearly realized.)