Getting a Handle on New Hardware

Getting a Handle on New Hardware

Jason Loper
Aug 15, 2011

I've never liked the hardware on the drawers of our captain's bed. The drawer pulls look and feel cheap. Not only that, they are noisy, which is a quality you don't want from a drawer that's under your bed. I finally got a handle on the situation and replaced the old drawer pulls. It was a super easy task that completely transformed the look of the drawers.

I know I'm always pointing out how it's the little things that make a big difference. Well, here I go again!

Replacing the hardware on the drawers of our captain's bed has been on my to-do list since the day it was delivered almost three years ago. When I finally got around to actually doing it last weekend, it was because I couldn't live with the old hardware for one more day.

I removed one of the old drawer pulls and took it to Lowe's with me. I wanted new pulls that were the same width as the old ones so that I wouldn't have to drill new holes for the screws. The bed is shaker style so cup pulls seem like a more fitting option than the old hardware. Plus, I really like how the dark finish of the new pulls looks against the wood grain.

Images: Jason Loper

Re-edited from a post originally published on 9.29.210 - JEL

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