Drawer pull | How About Orange

April 25, 2014

Drawer pull


Happy Friday! I leave you with this photo of my ugly dresser drawer handle (it goes on this guy). The two hardware stores I stopped by last night didn't have any sleek, modern pulls that would fit the current holes (which are very large, and I'm not ambitious enough to try to fill them and drill new ones). So I'm stuck with the original "fancy" ones. The only gold/brass metallic spray paint I found, other than Krylon I don't like much, was Rustoleum's Universal Metallic in Pure Gold. It looks like this. Nope. I'll paint them some other color tomorrow.

Have a great weekend!

UPDATE: Now they're navy. I'm calling it a day.

26 comments:

Grandma G said...

"Some other color"... intriguing!

I hope it's navy!! ;)

Mum

Liz G said...

You must be nuts* - those are lovely. Why switch them for generic modern sticks?

*no offense, I'm just chuckling to myself

Tracy James said...

Go look here.

http://www.leevalley.com/US/Hardware/page.aspx?cat=3&p=70806

Love this place for hardware! I've never been disappointed in items I've ordered from them

Tracy

RevAnne said...

I'm with Grandma G...I think you might like them better in a dark color.

Shannon said...

I think those handles are lovely! I think they'd look great if you paint them hot pink!

Grandma G said...

I think I'll get a team together to convince you to go with navy! Rachel, where are you?

Elsa said...

When I was stuck with drawer pulls I hated in a non-standard, hard-to-replace size, I threaded wide organza ribbon through the holes to make drawer pulls as a temporary fix. It worked so well I never did replace them.

Maybe that would work for you. If you don't like organza, you could use colorful rope or heavy upholstery cord.

jess @ fushmush said...

oh. I kinda love them! Don't change them.

Sara Tall said...

Or maybe try some sort of rope/yarn/ribbon?

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Anonymous said...

how about using leather or braided rope (that way you can easily accommodate the holes). I like your thinking with the pink handles - maybe paint the fancy trim in orange. big fan of orange & pink together : )

paddlemama said...

I was just thinking navy and then I saw Grandma G's comment. I have a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design if that helps. ;-)

Leslie OClair said...

I have the same "holes too widely spaced for current hardware" issue in my 1961 kitchen. If you google "adjustable drawer pulls" you'll find loads of sleek modern designs that will work on your dresser.

If not that, then I'm on Team Navy!

Denette said...

Those pulls are GORGEOUS!!! I hope you keep them. I think they will go great with all the other layers you have going on and play nicely with all the other vintage details in the rooms.

Caz said...

If the furniture is the 'outfit' then the draw pulls are surely 'the earrings'. With that analogy in mind I would like you to try to imagine the downtown girls with sleek modern earrings instead of delicate precious drops. Sometimes items being 'a grower' makes them more precious in the long term. Furniture philosophy! You heard it here first.
You'll make it look lovely whatever you decide.

Jean Martin said...

Sorry, just love these handles!!

But if you want something plainer, have you thought of making some with wooden doweling, 3 pieces,1 longer for the handle part and 2 short ones for the stems (like a squared sideways C, with the ends attached to the drawer)

Laurinda said...

I have a similar problem with my kitchen cabinets. I recommend painting them the same color as the dresser, to lessen their impact

Deb said...

Um, I don't have a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design but I like 'em. I vote keep them!

Neal Crosson said...

I like the style of them and they mimic the curves of the dresser. Why not try some Martha Stewart Liquid Gilding? It looks great on pieces with nooks and crannies like your drawer pulls and it comes in several metals. I don't recommend it for smooth items.

Maggie said...

I like the suggestion some people made about using ribbon or rope as a handle. The current handles aren't bad at all, but I think it would be more modern with something else. It'll look great either way!

Anonymous said...

I've never used Rub 'n Buff, but a product like that might work and come in a shade of gold.

Katy said...

I quite like them, but what about some heavy chain? You could even thread navy ribbon through the links to keep them from rattling or marking the wood.

RevAnne said...

:) me & Grandma G for the win. I like it.
And my opinion is what counts, right? ;)

Grandma G said...

Team Navy won, RevAnne! I saw it on Facebook! :)

Jessica Jones said...

You guys are hilarious!

AileenL said...

Have you thought of painting them silver/nickel? or how about a distressed white or off-white? If you don't like them anyways, might as well try it!
Lots of good ideas posted here!

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