Leather Handles on a TARVA Dresser. Less is More Project
Hi everyone! Back with a easy peasy , less is more project.
A few years ago, I bought an Ikea TARVA dresser. At that time , i only stained the dresser and put on some stainless steel handles. My homestyle changed since then and i appreciate a warmer look in my house. A friend of mine , gave me some leather fabric from his deceased grandmother. She was an artisan shoemaker.I wanted her to have a little place in my house. So...I just changed the handles with leather ones i made and it changed the whole look from my dresser.
Original ikea dresser and mine after the brown stain and the stainless steelhandles. I loved it for years, but my hands started to itch to be creative again.
I measured how long i wanted the leather handles to be and used a punch hole. I repurposed the stainless steel handles to fix the leather. They are in the inside of the dresser now
grandmother’ box of little happiness. can’t wait to check this out!
I chose some thick mosgreen leather. I tried several lengths, but this one was perfect. It’s about 12cm ( Europe 😉) long, 3cm wide.
i cut out one and used it to measure the others
Easy peasy. I used scissors
took a punch hole and measured 0,5 cm from the edge
I repurposed the original handles.
secure your new leather handles with your repurposed handles to the dresser. Done !