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How To Make Your Cabinet Hardware Totally You

The little things matter the most in interior design and décor because they’re the elements that give character to a space and make it feel like home. So even something apparently insignificant such as the hardware on your cabinets can have a big impact on the overall look. Here are a few ways in which you can customize your cabinet hardware to reflect your style.

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Make rope drawer handles. Use a single piece of rope to make one handle and staple the ends on the inside of the drawer. The knot is a nice touch which gives a bit of character to the handles.

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You can also use thick rope to make this kind of drawer pulls. Make a knot at one end, run the rope through the hole in each drawer or cabinet door, then make another hole at the other end or find some other way to secure it on the inside.

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You don’t necessarily have to go out of the box. You can select cabinet hardware that helps you achieve the vision, such as these sleek drawer pulls that highlight the horizontal lines of the cabinets and the fact there are only drawer on the lower portion of the kitchen.

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Or use color to make your old cabinet hardware look special. You can make the hardware to the wall behind the cabinet or to some other elements of interior design.

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If you like unique and ingenious things, then perhaps you’d like this project: turning skateboard wheels into drawer pulls. It’s an interesting and unusual way or recycling an old or broken skateboard.{found on eye-swoon}.

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Want something rustic-industrial for your cabinets? Try these handmade drawer pulls. They have that clumsy look that makes such things stand out and be unique.

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Have some old sewing bobbins? Turn them into knobs for your dresser or cabinets. It’s an easy project and you can customize it in all sorts of way. The knobs have an industrial-chic look, perfect for the bedroom.{found on fourcornersdesign}.

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Or, if you prefer something more feminine or playful, use colored beads to make custom drawer pulls for the cabinets. It’s something you can do for the bedroom or for the kids’ room.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on December 6, 2010

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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