Clean them well, use a good primer and a good paint. I like those fancy paints, like the hammered bronze, etc. I used the shiny chrome paint once, and I was not impressed with it. A satin one would be better. For the knobs, screw them into a piece of cardboard for easier painting. Take the hinges off to paint. I hate it when people just paint over the whole cabinet, hinges and all. Yuck!
Even if it only lasts a couple of years, that gives you plenty of time to find something you may like for a decent price. If you have a habitat Re-store, that's a good place to find hardware sometimes.