Tip 1: Use a chalk pencil to make a mark to see where the new handles will go, especially on dark painted drawers or cabinets
Tip 2 : When moving knobs and filling old screw holes, place a piece of masking tape or painter’s tape on the back to keep the wood filler from squishing out.
After the wood putty dries (it may need a little more to top it off due to shrinkage), sand it flush with the surface, drill new holes, and then paint the furniture piece. You can see how by moving the holes it transforms a cabinet here.
Tip 3: Replacing old knobs or handles on a dresser drawer? If the knobs are too long use washers to “shorten ” them up.
Tip 4: When replacing cabinet knobs or handles, measure as close as possible from center to center on the knob or pull screws.
While there are a lot of knob and drawer handle sizes, most of them are standard sized, and easily replaced.
Tip 5: If you have some ugly carving that you want to get rid of, putty over and sand smooth to a surface.
Tip 6: If you can’t find handles to fit, try repainting the old handles to give them a fresh look
Use a metal-specific paint for best adhesion and longer ear on the drawer handles or knobs.
Tip 7: If you can’t find handles to fit your furniture drawer or cabinet, try using double knobs instead where the handle holes are at
I hope these tips on how to move furniture handles, knobs or pulls and make your rehabbed pieces of furniture look brand new!
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