How to Give Old Furniture a Modern Makeover


Replacing drawer pulls is an easy and affordable way to give your furniture a quick facelift. You can completely transform the look of any piece of furniture and gave it a unique flair using modern drawer pulls.

Selecting NEW Drawer Pulls

The first step is finding new drawer pulls that you like. You can find them online or in stores.  Prices on average start at about $2.50 on up to depending on how extravagant you want the piece to look. For this project, I went with these Lucite Knobs, which I purchased on Etsy for $6.99. I chose them because they have a chinoiserie look and I love this perfect blend of lucite with brushed gold.

Tools used for this project:

  • New drawer pulls
  • Tape measure
  • Pliers
  • Bolt cutters
  • White marker

The first step is remove all the old hardware from the furniture. Then you’ll need to get the proper measurements of the drawer or cabinet door itself. Watch the video, above, for the complete How To.

New hardware can make even inexpensive furniture look like luxury and can also bring vintage pieces closer to the modern realm. For more tips on design updates, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

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