Fabric Covered Drawer Pulls

You may or may not have seen the dresser that I prettied up and you may or may not have noticed the fancy pulls on those drawers. AND I may or may not show you how I did that.

STOP BEGGING! Jeez. I can't believe you though I wasn't going to show you how I made them!

First get all of the supplies you will need:
  • Wooden Drawer Pulls
  • Fabric of your choice (you'll need enough to cover the drawer pull... I got half a yard and only used about 1/3 of that... so lemme do some quick math... you won't need very much!)
  • Tacky glue
  • Scissors
  • Rubber Bands
  • Clear Spray Paint (Optional)

Once you have all of your supplies collected, cut your fabric into squares that are big enough to completely cover the knobs that you are updating!

After your fabric squares are all cut, apply the craft glue all over the top of knob and on the sides. I spread it around with my finger, but I don't mind getting messy. If you want to stay as clean as possible, I suggest using a small paintbrush.

Once you glue is evenly applied over the entire surface of the drawer pull, apply your fabric! Make sure it is smooth on the top and as flat and evenly smoothed as you can along the sides. Secure the fabric with a rubber band while your glue dries!

Complete the rest of the knobs in the same fashion and allow the glue to completely dry.

Sorry about the fuzzy picture!

Once the glue is dry, remove the rubber band and cut the excess fabric as close to the edge of the back as you can. This will allow it to lie flat against the surface of the drawer
** The first time I tried this, I wrapped the fabric around the back of the knob by the screw. This didn't allow the knob to be flush against the drawer as I would have liked**

Then spray the knobs with clear, high gloss pray paint. It helps to make it shinier and the the fabric more stiff. It also will help to protect your new knobs from monsters.

Last but not least, apply your new knobs to your drawers, cabinets, stand back in awe of your amazingness... I sure did!

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1 comment:

Cynthia said...

I love the way you added color and pattern to the chest! Great job.