Thursday, June 24, 2010

restyled dresser handles

When my husband was in high school he made a beautiful oak dresser. We still have it and I love it. It is very sturdy and looks great. The only problem is that I have always disliked the gold coated handles on it. They just seemed so out of date.

I recently asked my husband if I could spray paint the handles to give them a new look and much to my delight he was all for it! I picked up some hammered-finish black spray paint to match the wrought iron trim on my bed and about five minutes later I had new dresser handles. It was so simple to unscrew all the handles and spray them in my garage. After they were dry I screwed them back onto the dresser. Don't they look so much better? It is such a simple, inexpensive way to update any handles you might have!

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Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos said...

I did the same thing to my entertainment stand handles and hinges. After I saw the difference it made, I wondered why in the world I had never thought of it before! Your dresser looks great!

Danielle said...

I love, love, love simple things like this. So easy, but what a difference!! Great idea!

kim said...

they look so much better & I can't believe he made the dresser, too cool!

EdgyK said...

I did something similar. I am painting the bedroom set my parents gave me and the hardware was brass. Without thinking about it I thought I needed to buy all new hardware but then I went price it out. It made me sick. The next day I had a "duh" moment realizing I am painting the dresser there is no reason I can't paint the hardware. It turned out beautiful and what I paid for the paint would have only bought me one new knob.

-Sydney- said...

Wow, K made that dresser? Very nice! Spray paint is a marvelous invention and way more cost effective than buying all new pulls. They look great!

paige renee said...

I have been wanting, no needing, to do that with our dresser handles for a long time. Looks great!

Steve n Vickie said...

What a great way to give an old favorite a new look.

Libbyloulou said...

My kitchen cupboards had handles that had a large metal plate to the back of each handle. I spent ages searching for new handles and found a sweet deal on Ebay. I thought I had measured carefully but they were slightly bigger than the old handles to line up to the old holes. I was really annoyed and didn't want to have to fill the holes.
I decided to take off the handles and give them a good cleaning and wash the cupboards down with TSP to prep for painting. I can't tell you how suprised I was to find out that the metal plate came off of the handles! I was so pleased - and annoyed that I lived with them like that 4 years. I ended up putting the old handles back on less the metal plates and now they look great!

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Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi there,

I've clicked through from my Pink Saturday event..your link is there...but I don't see Beverly's button or a post?? Am I missing something..excuse me if I've overlooked your Pink Saturday post for this week. :0)

Stephanie♥

BarbaraK said...

Spray paint is about the best invention ever! Looks great!

Denise said...

It's amazing how something that is very simple can make such a huge difference in the appearance. I've also spray painted my light fixtures in the bathrooms to change them up a bit. I love spray paint!!

Terrell said...

Oh that is such a great lil makeover! :) Something so simple updates it right up! Nice job!!
Have a super day!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Melanie J Long said...

You husband didn't happen to go to Springville High School did he? My brother made me a dresser exactly like yours in High school to. I love it, and agree that the handles are outdated. Love your spray painting idea!!

Little Birdie Secrets said...

No, my husband went to Mountain View. But how funny they ended up with the same project/dresser :)

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