DIY Home Decorating: Refashion Furniture with Dritz Knobs

New hardware transforms furniture, cabinets, accessories & more!

Did you know that you can find a variety of knobs, drawer pulls and hooks in the Dritz® Home collection of DIY products? They’ve been on the market since this spring, and we’ve been having a great time using them to refashion, update and create so many fun projects. We sent a selection of our knobs to Jennifer Mathis and she transformed this plain IKEA Rast dresser for her daughter’s room. It is easy, and inexpensive. Check it out!

DIY Home Decorating: Use Dritz Knobs to Refashion Furniture

Dritz® supplies:

Other supplies:

  • IKEA Rast dresser
  • White paint
  • Primer
  • Sand paper or hand sander
  • Paint brush
  • Screws and a screwdriver

DIY Home Decorating: Use Dritz Knobs to Refashion an IKEA Rast Dresser

I’ve been looking for a small chest of drawers for my daughter’s bedroom. She’s always in need of more storage, and I’m always looking for an affordable solution. When I came across the IKEA Rast dresser, I knew I’d found the perfect DIY project.


DIY Home Decorating: Use Dritz Knobs to Refashion an IKEA Rast Dresser

The plain pine dresser is a blank canvas ready for creativity. I knew I wanted to paint it white and give it a distressed finish for that well-loved farmhouse look.

After a coat of primer, some light sanding and two coats of white paint, the piece was already transformed. 


DIY Home Decorating: Use Dritz Knobs to Refashion an IKEA Rast Dresser

My favorite part of painting furniture is distressing it. Using a hand sander is so much fun and speeds up the process. Start with slight distressing on the edges and corners then add more if desired.


DIY Home Decorating: Use Dritz Knobs to Refashion an IKEA Rast Dresser

When the painting was complete, it was time to add the pops of color!


Dritz DIY Hardware: Knobs

The hard part was deciding on what hardware to choose. I narrowed it down to my favorite three choices and let my daughter decide.

The three styles shown are:


Dritz DIY Hardware: Knobs

All of the Dritz® knobs have a lovely weight to them. They’re easy to install and add an element of personality to your project. 

The seafoam green glass knobs are the splash of color this piece needed. 


DIY Home Decorating: Refashion an IKEA Rast Dresser with Dritz Knobs Hardware

Each knob comes with screws in two lengths. I did find that I needed slightly shorter screws for the IKEA Rast dresser but that was an easy fix.

The easy-to-use hardware instantly transformed a plain dresser into a charming piece with personality. 


DIY Home Decorating: Refashion an IKEA Rast Dresser with Dritz Knobs Hardware

Isn’t it super cute?


DIY Home Decorating: Refashion an IKEA Rast Dresser with Dritz Knobs Hardware

Take another look at the before and after and start thinking about your next project.


DIY Home Decorating: Give Cabinets an Instant Refresh with Dritz Knobs

Wondering what I did with the other lovely hardware? I swapped out some plain silver knobs in my kitchen for the sparkly mercury glass knobs.

Such a small change can make a big difference. 


DIY Home Decorating: Give Cabinets an Instant Refresh with Dritz Knobs

You don’t have to swap out all of your hardware to make a big impact. Just a few will add a pop of personality to any cabinet.

Check out our Pinterest board to see the kinds of things makers are doing with knobs. The possibilities are endless!

Huge thanks to our friend, Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane, who transformed this dresser using our knobs. Jennifer is contributing regularly to our blog and we are absolutely thrilled with the design aesthetic and creativity she brings to her DIY & sewing projects! Check out all the things she’s made for us here.

 

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