Getting a Handle on It--DIY Drawer Pulls

I hate hardware. It's one of those necessary evils. I avoid drawers and doors in almost every project possible just so I don't have to buy hinges, pulls, knobs, and hardware. I have to admit, it does make everything look and function much better. But I always forget to factor the hardware into the build budget, then $100 later, I'm like "HOW DID I MISS THAT?!" So, basically, it all boils down to the $$$. Hardware is expensive.

Until now...dun dun dun! DIY drawer/door pulls!! FOR CHEAP! Like, WHAT?!
Yup...AND they cost less than $1 each!! Which leaves more money to spend on cool things like new cans of stain you don't really need, another pair of wool socks, cat food, Cadbury eggs. You know...whatever floats your boat...or whatever ends up on your grocery list...
You can find all the details in the blog post link below.
Seriously, aren't these awesome for less than $1 each?!! For real.
I am in the middle of redoing my office, and I'm only about halfway done, so I don't want to give too much away, but I have to show you some more of these pulls. These are on my cabinet doors. Don't they look so good against the navy? To see more pictures and details of the pulls, check out the blog post below!!
Keep your eyes open because I'm going to tell you all about my new desk soon, too!
Now if only I can figure out how to make hinges so cheap! :) I'm still thinking on that one... So, until the next project, happy DIYing!! Get out there and make something!

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  • Sheila Sheila on Feb 18, 2019

    Where do you get these rings for less than a dollar

  • Susan Peachey Susan Peachey on Apr 28, 2019

    What did you do with those cool little clips removed from the drapery rings?? I can see a memo hanger, a mitten dryer, a recipe card holder; why a whole host of awesome little time savings inventions around the house and garage!! You are my kinda girl. susan

  • Barb Barb on May 20, 2020

    Well you did state where you purchased them or how you attached them or what you used??

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  • Lora Taylor Hyatt Lora Taylor Hyatt on Aug 01, 2020

    A dresser I bought about 10 years ago had some very cheap and odd size handles on it, the only choice I had was to put knobs in place of them which would of meant 18 knobs $$$$$$ so I bought 18 split rings - key rings for about $6. And painted them bronze.

    just gotta put your thinking cap on sometimes !


    • Bon34458879 Bon34458879 on Jan 03, 2021

      Great idea with the painted split rings! How did you attach them?

  • Lora Taylor Hyatt Lora Taylor Hyatt on Jan 04, 2021

    The original hardware was 3 pieces, the 2 end pieces that attached to the drawer, they both had little loop holes that the actual handle ends went into.

    I hope that makes sense 🤔 if not let me know I’ll take a pic

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