Give your bedroom furniture a quick update by changing the knobs on your dresser or side tables in minutes.
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Update Your Dresser and Bedside Tables by Changing the Knobs
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This is the first challenge that really only has one option! Go ahead and find some new or vintage, fun or elegant, pulls or knobs for your dresser, bedside table, chest, or armoire (did I hit one of the pieces of furniture in your bedroom?).
This project is for any bedroom in your house and would be great for something that needs to be updated or at least a little TLC.
Replacing Drawer Pulls
The easiest method is replacing the drawer pulls with the same type of hole as the old ones so all you have to do is remove the old knobs and put in the new ones! I did this with our tallboy dresser. The original pulls were thin and sliver.
I replaced them with solid brass knobs and it instantly made the dresser look higher end and fits into our style better.
I had already planned on changing out the hardware on our mission bedside tables that I had recently painted blue and was thinking about painting the drawer fronts a bright white. After I found 10 gold pulls from Amazon for under $15, I went for it!
How to Replace Drawer Pulls with Different Holes
My bedside tables had metal pulls with two holes and my replacement gold pulls only had one. Here’s how to remedy that!
- Remove the old pulls.
- Fill the holes with wood putty and let dry.
- Drill a hole for the new hardware.
- Sand lightly and wipe away dust with a damp towel.
- Use touch up paint to cover the holes or find new pulls with a back plate to cover them.
- Install the replacement drawer pulls.
I really love the contrast of blue and white with the gold pull. It is just the look I was going for!
I’ve used a lot of navy and purple in our rental house and now the master bedroom feels fresh and updated. How pretty are the side tables with the watercolor art and bedding?
Where to find replacement pulls:
Update Exsiting Knobs on a Dresser
You can also change the appearance of the original knobs with craft or spray paint in a different metal or bright color to give your furniture a facelift and save money. This is a great solution for wood pulls but can work on metal too!
Just seal it with polyurethane and let it cure for at least 3 days to help protect it from dings and scratches.
I really like these painted knobs from Design Love Fest and a decoupage version of Anthropologie pulls from A Piece of Rainbow.
I did something similar with my son’s dresser makeover and a paint marker!
Now it’s your turn. Do you have a cabinet or dresser that could use new knobs?
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Week 1 Living Spaces
- Challenge #1: Move a Piece of Furniture
- Challenge #2: Hang Something New on Your Wall
- Challenge #3: Style Your Coffee Table
- Challenge #4: Add Fresh Air
- Challenge #5: Style Your Bookcase
Week 2 Sleeping Spaces
Week 3 Eating Spaces
- Challenge #6: Change Your Textiles (bedding)
- Challenge #7: Change Your Drawer Knobs
- Challenge #8: Have Your Clothes Ready to Wear
- Challenge #9: Dress Your Dresser
- Challenge #10: Be Ready for Guests
Week 4 Bathroom, Laundry Room, and Office
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