fantasy: cheapo brass 12" modern-ish pull
I know. I need to get a life.
I am planning slab fronts for my cabinets, in oak with horizontal grain stained Farrow and Ball Hardwick White (a greenish light grey). Counters will be River White granite. My cabinets will be almost all base cabinets with drawers - mostly 24" wide (some 30" wide).
I love the idea of oversize pulls - they look modern and create a feature on the featurelessness of slab fronts (frameless cabs). I love the idea of brass to warm up all the steel, stone, and grey and play nicely with the oak floors.
This Remodelista pick is awesome:
Problem is, all 12" modern-ish pulls I've seen in brass/brass finish are well over $50. I just don't want to spend anything near that much.
I was originally looking at inexpensive brass-look zamak pulls from Lee Valley - I really liked them but decided that at 5" the proportions aren't right. They are well under $10.
To mock up the look I want, I spray painted some $6 IKEA Tyda pulls. I've shown them below - 13" on a 24" drawer, which I like. That is not an actual drawer front and there's no counter, etc. I'm actually pretty happy with how it looks, but not sure if spray paint can be made to be durable enough (even with proper primer, finish, etc.). I've heard of people doing with with bathroom faucets, etc. so I guess it's possible?
Anyway, are there any pulls I've overlooked?