Step 1: Take apart any removable parts.
Start by removing all hardware, drawers, and doors.
Step 2: Make the new drawer pulls.
Cut 1 1/2” pieces from the square dowel to make modern drawer pulls. Save the old drawer pulls for future projects.
Step 3: Paint.
Spray paint all the hardware with black matte spray paint. This includes the previously cut makeshift drawer pulls made from the wooden dowel. Let it dry completely.