Hand Painted Dresser Drawer Pulls

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One of the simple ways I gave my daughter’s Fairy Garden bedroom dresser a facelift was by hand painting some new hardware for the drawers and doors.  Hand painted pulls add a personalized touch to furniture and can make an inexpensive piece look more custom.   I will show you just how easy it is to do!

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The drawer pulls on her new-to-us dresser were plastic and pretty ugly, so I was excited to be able to change them out for something that would fit in with her garden themed room a little better.  I had purchased a ziploc baggie full of porcelain knobs at Goodwill for just a few dollars hoping to be able to use them for a project just like this.  I busted out my paint brushes and craft paint and got to work.

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When I painted the knobs I was still mid-dresser makeover and was planning on using this pretty wrapping paper from Target’s Dollar Spot for the back of the dresser.  I created the designs on the knobs using it as inspiration.  Even though I didn’t end up using this paper on the finished dresser, the knobs still fit in perfectly with the room!

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I pierced  the screws from the knobs through a small piece of foam and screwed the knobs back down.  This helped to keep them sturdy and upright while I painted and while the knobs dried.

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Each knob has a different design.  I was able to make some dip dot flowers using the same technique that I did for my Spring dip dot flower votive.  I used my smallest paintbrushes and layered in tiny details like leaves and outlined petals.

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It’s a small detail on the dresser, but I think it is the smallest details that count!  Have you checked out the whole bedroom transformation?  You can find her Fairy Garden Big Girl Bedroom here.


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Thanks,  Jessica

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