Thursday

Inexpensive Ring Pulls

I always knew I wanted different pulls for this dresser.  The main reason was this.  The ends kept moving and messing up the paint so things started looking really sloppy.


I lived with it for a while (a few years), but then I came across these really inexpensive ring pulls from cool knobs and pulls.  They are only $0.99/each so I bought enough to replace the pulls on this dresser. It made a huge difference for $14!  



They are a shiny brass so if that's not your thing you could always spray paint them.

Here's how it looked before with the original pulls and some random pulls I put in the middle.  I really wasn't feeling the middle ones anymore either.  It just didn't look cohesive.


I had to drill new holes and fill in the old ones to avoid the dreaded double knob look.  I made a little template with some leftover foam board I had to make the holes line up.  This ended up being a really easy way to do it.  I just made sure it lined up in the top left corner of each drawer marked the hole and then flipped it over (like the mirror image of the piece of foam board) and put it in the top right hand corner and marked it.  It worked like a charm.  It's kind of hard to tell from the picture because it's white on white, but here's the template.


And with the new pulls, so much better!





My only frustration with these pulls is that they came with break away screws.  I kept having trouble getting them to screw in once I broke them so I ended up just buying some replacements at the hardware store for a couple bucks so it wasn't a big deal.

13 comments:

Bethany DeVore said...

i liked the original hardware and was sad but then i saw it with all the new hardware and OH so glam! love it!

Bethany DeVore said...

Great find, Bethany!! They gave the dresser such a high-end look!

Bethany DeVore said...

so much cleaner!

Bethany DeVore said...

I think they look like a million bucks! What a big difference.

Bethany DeVore said...

You always find the best deals. I think I'll have to get them too!

Bethany DeVore said...

What a chic change! And so affordable! I must check these out. I need 16 pulls for my nightstands that need to be re-done, and that could get pricey!

Bethany DeVore said...

Bethany, I can't find them on the site. Can you share a link? Did I miss is in your post?

Bethany DeVore said...

I have been looking for pulls like this for about 2 weeks now and couldn't find any cheaper than $14 each. Thank you, thank you!! Already placed my order!

Bethany DeVore said...

These are gorgeous pulls. I cannot believe they were so cheap. I am pinning these...I have a client who is making over her kitchen and I think these would look so good on the drawers. Good to know about getting the replacements screws, too! Thanks, Bethany!

Bethany DeVore said...

Just ordered these for an Ikea Rast Hack I'm going to start on soon :) Thanks for the great tip!!

Bethany DeVore said...

Is the dresser vintage, and if so, may I ask where it was purchased? Also, do you have a tutorial on top decoration (greek-like strip), as I'm sure this was a brilliant add-on. New to the blog and love it!

Bethany DeVore said...

It is vintage, I got it from an estate sale. I did do a tutorial on the brown trim, you can check it out here: http://www.dwellingsbydevore.com/2011/02/little-something-extra.html#.UqDKhL-fczY Welcome to the blog, thanks so much for reading!

Bethany DeVore said...

They will be perfect on a Rast!

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