Brilliant Ways to Use Drawer Pulls & Handles You’ve Never Thought Of

updated May 4, 2019
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image
(Image credit: Home Depot)

Furniture and cabinets are just the tip of the iceberg. Drawer handles, knobs, and pulls are useful in every room of the house, especially when it comes to keeping your organized. They take just a few minutes to install, and their versatility is surprising. Some of these ideas you might have seen, but others might not have occurred to you.

Above, a sleek and handy organizer from Home Depot which uses various sizes of pulls to hang necessities and corral the mail.

(Image credit: Erin Michael)

Erin Michael used assorted knobs to top off her eclectic mix of up-cycled containers.

(Image credit: Post Road Vintage)

Post Road Vintage shows you how to make these tiered dessert stands (or organizers) with a knob at the top.

(Image credit: My Home My Style)

This idea from My Home My Style, which uses decorative pulls to make custom curtain rod finials, is really smart.

(Image credit: Transient Expression)

Transform basic boxes with the help of some super stylish cabinet pulls. Transient Expression used really some really pretty ones from Anthropologie.

(Image credit: The Martha In Me)

Various knobs make a bar cart more personal and colorful. The Martha in Me turned them into bottle stoppers for her booze.

(Image credit: Redbook)

This IKEA hack by Emily Henderson transformed a nightstand into a bathroom stool using drawer handles as feet.

(Image credit: Dimples & Tangles)

Jennifer of Dimples and Tangles turned a few vintage pulls upside down and they become storage for small objects, like chalk.

(Image credit: My Home Based Mom)

This DIY twine storage from My Home Based Mom makes good use of vintage sparkly pulls.

(Image credit: Scandinavian Deko)

What kid wouldn’t love these colorful dolls made by Scandinavian Deko from various wooden parts?

(Image credit: Instructables)

Your nightstand just got a lot neater with this bedside valet. The tutorial is over on Instructables.

(Image credit: Be What You Love)

This cake dome from Be What You Love is made from a glass light fixture cover and uses a knob as the handle.

(Image credit: The Crafty Nest)

Antique knobs become a great way to hang art, even if it’s just The Crafty Nest using pants hangers.

(Image credit: Liz Marie)

If you need a way to organize your jewelry, create a board like Liz Marie’s that uses a random assortment of old knobs.

(Image credit: The Daily City)

IKEA Orlando cleverly used some of their kitchen cabinet hardware in a closet for hanging clothes.

(Image credit: Momtastic)

Make a butter dish even better with a new handle. Momtastic simply glued one on for this quick and easy project.

See also:

This photo from Restyled Home (via Houzz) shows glass knobs installed on the window frame from which to hang curtains.

Country Living reused these old-fashioned looking metal pulls to create extra storage in the kitchen.

Painted basic unfinished wood drawer pulls were installed in the entryway by A Beautiful Mess and used for coats and accessories.

And this natural wood and brass serving tray from A Beautiful Mess looks incredibly easy to make and is so very stylish.