The Fast and Easy Way to Install Cabinet Hardware

April 16, 2020

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Have you ever had to install cabinet hardware? If so, you know the frustration it can cause. Such a daunting task! I honestly didn’t think it could be that difficult until I spent an entire day TRYING to install these handles on my kitchen cabinets. (Amazon Affiliate Link) When eyeballing it became a disaster and just led to multiple unnecessary holes in my cabinets, I got the genius idea of creating my own jig….

cabinet hardware jig

Not my best idea! Having just completed my kitchen mini-makeover (be sure to hop over to see the before pics–what a transformation!). I was anxious to install this cabinet hardware and check this project off my list. (Amazon Affiliate Link)

kitchen cabinets painted gray and white


So, after a few days of frustration with these crazy things, off to Amazon I went! Immediately, I was questioning why I didn’t do this sooner! I found the best life-changing tool ever! This tool made installing the cabinet hardware a breeze!(Amazon Affiliate Link)

Cabinet hardware jig on a cabinet drawer

What had literally taken me days to complete 11 handles, now only took a little over an hour to finish the remaining 13! Love this gadget! (Amazon Affiliate Link)

installing hardware on kitchen cabinets

Don’t let the picture intimidate you…it is truly an easy tool to use! I’ve created a quick 2 1/2 minute video to show you how.

Like the saying goes, “work smarter, not harder”.

If you’ve been following along in my Instagram Stories, you know I’ve been working on my master bathroom makeover. I will definitely be using this tool when switching out all of my cabinet hardware in there. (Amazon Affiliate Link) Be sure to follow along on that project. Lots of great things happening over there!



Until next time,

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