We remodeled our own personal kitchen on a below-average budget ($119/sqft) using IKEA cabinets and Walnut Studiolo leather drawer pulls and handles.

During the process, we learned that a few big design compromises kept us on budget and schedule, while freeing us up to splurge on a few important design details that are now our favorite features! We also share a few tips we learned to make DIY kitchen planning easier. All in all, we managed to come in under budget and on schedule thanks to careful planning and a willingness to compromise. This is what we did:

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Announcing a new design from Walnut! The Lovejoy leather cabinet handle performs a magic trick in industrial design. Its elegant, slim profile disappears into modern, Euro-style cabinetry for a beautifully integrated look and a strong, two-point connection.

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Presenting our newest design! This all-leather bin pull is perfect for tidy drawer faces.  The shape of our bin pull mimics the look of vintage metal bin pulls, but it’s made with sturdy leather, warm to the touch and soft on impact.

Like Portland’s Morrison bridge, our bin pull is a clever feat of industrial design, utilizing hefty American-sourced equestrian leather for opening even the heaviest of drawers.

“The Morrison” bin pull is handcrafted, sustainable, and always American-made in our Oregon workshop.

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Leather Drawer Pulls are a quick and easy way to customize and dress up existing furniture, such as IKEA basics. We hacked our entire personal kitchen and several pieces of furniture with our leather drawer pulls to take photography for our collection, and published the results on Houzz. Get inspired by the project breakdowns in our new Projects Portfolio. These #IKEAhacks are quick and easy, requiring no special skills at all: Continue reading