Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

Showing posts with label DIY drawer pulls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DIY drawer pulls. Show all posts

Upcycle: Ingenious drawer pulls and handles




It's a decorating rule-of-thumb: a coat of paint and new drawer handles = a complete makeover. Right? This is true of kitchen cabinets, dressers... doors of any sort. And it seems you can repurpose pretty much anything as a drawer pull. These are my 12 favorites (please click on each one to go to the complete tutorial)


1. Champagne corks


2. Alphabet blocks


3. Sewing machine bobbins


4. Vintage jewelry


5. Paintbrushes


6. Vintage car door handles / window winders


7. Nuts and bolts


9. Doll limbs (and head!)


10. Purse strap (or leather belt)


11. Plastic toys


12.  Vintage rulers or yardsticks






Upcycled: Gang-tagged dresser refab


I recently moved into a new place and have had a lot of opportunity to upcycle, makeover and refab old furniture. Mostly stuff abandoned in the alley behind my building! Somehow, Chicago provided what I needed when I needed it. And this is the first makeover in a series ... very excited to show you!