Creative Kitchen Hardware Idea; Using Old Fuses

Creative Kitchen Hardware Idea; Using Old Fuses
 
I have been living in my current house for almost 4 years.  When I first saw the kitchen it was almost like a blank slate.  It was very neutral in color and simple in design.  
1 Liven up a solid color kitchen by using colorful old fuses as hardware for kitchen cabinets by 3 Sunkissed Boys featured on @Remodelaholic
This is how the kitchen looked before we bought it.
 
Simple in design equals no cabinet knobs.  I’ve searched and searched for knobs I LOVE!  I found these beautiful mercury glass knobs from Anthropologie.
2 Better than anthropologie, Kitchen hardware diy on a budget by 3 Sunkissed Boys featured on @Remodelaholic
 
However, living in a one-income household means that I can’t bring myself to spending $8/knob, when I need 22 of them.  Anthropologie doesn’t seem to remember we’re in a recession and refuses to put these beauties on sale. (Trust me, I check pretty much on a daily basis.)  So I’ve been searching for a less expensive, yet creative, alternative. 
 
I found my answer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore I visited this last weekend.  Old fuses for $0.25!!!!
3 repurposed fuses as door hardware diy tutorial by 3 Sunkissed Boys featured on @Remodelaholic
4 Reclaimed fuses add color to a kitchen as knobs on cabinets by 3 Sunkissed Boys featured on @Remodelaholic
5 Tutorial for using old fuses as kitchen hardware by 3 Sunkissed Boys featured on @Remodelaholic
6 Reclaimed fuses help remake a kitchen on a budget by 3 Sunkissed Boys featured on @Remodelaholic
 
Before
7 One color kitchenby 3 Sunkissed Boys featured on @Remodelaholic before and after
 
After
8 Add color to your kitchen on a budget, reclaim old fuses as hardware by 3 Sunkissed Boys featured on @Remodelaholic
9 Color pop for all white kitchen, DIY for cheap by 3 Sunkissed Boys featured on @Remodelaholic
10 Repurposed old fuses make great drawer pulls in the kitchen by 3 Sunkissed Boys featured on @Remodelaholic
11 From all white kitchen to colorful and fun with repurposed fuses by 3 Sunkissed Boys featured on @Remodelaholic
12 DIY Kitchen cabinet update using reclaimed old fuses by 3 Sunkissed Boys featured on @Remodelaholic
13 Colorful rustic kitchen update using fuses DIY tutorial by 3 Sunkissed Boys featured on @Remodelaholic
14 Fun, budget-friendly update to an all white kitchen using repurposed old fuses by 3 Sunkissed Boys featured on @Remodelaholic
 

I don’t know if they will stay on with Gorilla Glue.  I’ll keep you posted.   I


Update (07-02-10):
Gorilla glue didn’t hold up.  Actually, they came off pretty quickly.  However this worked just dandy!!!

15 DIY kitchen cabinet update on a budget by 3 Sunkissed Boys featured on @Remodelaholic
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. >Oh, don't ya just LOVE the restore store?????? LOVE it!!!! Those fuses were a great find, and that was such a clever use for them! Thank you so much for sharing, now I'm on the look out for random fuses!

  2. I have had a box of these in my storage waiting for inspiration- I will be doing dresser drawer pulls and a board with them for my jewelry! Thanks so much!

  3. The fuses already have threaded bases. Perhaps instead of gluing them on, you might consider installing threaded sockets in the cabinet doors, and just screwing them in place. This may cost more than J-B Weld and some wood screws, but it will be much stronger so you’ll never have to worry about the knob coming off in your hand.