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A Wonderfully Easy & Quick Kitchen Cabinet Pull DIY

updated Apr 30, 2019
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(Image credit: Emma Fiala)

An easy way to dress up any kitchen is to switch out the dated drawer and cabinet pulls. With so many options out there it can be hard to narrow down the search (and it can be easy to spend much more than initially planned). But have you ever thought of making them yourself? Sarah did just that! After painting her rental’s super basic kitchen cabinets a dark moody color (Behr’s Submarine Grey) she installed her DIY leather pulls and took her bland stock kitchen to a whole new level.

(Image credit: Emma Fiala)

What You Need


  • Leather
  • Screws, Washers, and Nuts


  • Something to cut the leather (hobby knife, rotary cutter, laser cutter)

From Sarah:

For the cabinet pulls I was able to laser cut leather scraps into rectangles with small center holes at each end for the screw. Then I drilled through the cabinet and attached with gold screws, washers and nuts from the hardware store. If I had to do it again I would use thicker untanned leather so it remained in a loop and didn’t flatten out. The leather can easily be hand cut or rotary cut, I just had access to a laser cutter so I used it.
(Image credit: Emma Fiala)

See all of Sarah’s style in her full house tour → Sarah’s Cheeky & Whimsical Chicago Coach House

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