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« on: August 11, 2011 08:30:51 PM »

I am entirely new to this community and crafting in general. I recently got really into decorating and dressing up old furniture. Can't wait to get some great ideas here!

So I have this end table...

Not something I would have picked out myself, but I got them for free, so I may as well spruce them up a little bit. I was all excited about switching out the Chippendale drawer pulls, but could not find ANYTHING decent online for drawer pulls with exactly 2.125 inches between the holes. So I think I'll have to make do with these.

Any ideas on how I can make them more unique (and make it look like it didn't come straight from my aunt's basement, which it did)? I'm going to stain the table a darker color too, so what would look good with that?

I'd appreciate any and all suggestions!
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011 09:20:18 PM »

If you are going to stain them a darker color, just fill the holes with wood putty and stain over it so they don't show and then you can drill a hole and use another kind of knob, maybe a sleek brushed aluminum.  I just redid a crappy old white dresser set into a cool espresso with silver knobs and I believe they came out awesome.  I didn't strip cause they aren't worth the effort so I painted them Kona Brown (valspar from Lowe's) and the finished off with a coat of Minwax Polyshades in Bombay Mahogany and it matches my Malm bed from Ikea perfectly.

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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011 10:13:34 PM »

I'm not sure about the rest of your decor, but check out http://www.paintmewhite.com/  This lady paints a lot of furniture with fabulous results and you just might get some inspiration.  Also, I agree with the suggestion of filling the holes and sanding the drawer fronts so that you can use whatever hardware you choose.

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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2011 01:59:49 PM »

Add me to the list in saying fill the holes and use whatever you want.  I'm planning on re-finishing some furniture of my own and I've been googling like crazy.  I found this site with a dresser that I couldnt believe was the same thing: http://www.squidoo.com/diy-furniture-revamp-projects-roundup-of-decorative-painting-restoration-techniques  (its halfway down the page under "dresser makeover") 
Hope that inspires you!

Good Luck!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2011 01:50:47 AM »

Or if you don't want to get into the covering the old holes & having to drill new ones, what about painting them? Maybe some bright funky color to contrast with the dark wood?  Then you could extend the design of the drawer pull onto the face of the drawer.  Just a thought.  I am considering painting some drawer pulls as well, but more because I don't want to pay for new ones. Wink

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