As promised in my previous post, this is the "how the leather pulls made it to the hutch".
I liked the original pulls the cabinet had, but when I went to install them in the "new" white cabinet they were just too much.
The contrast was big, and the fact that now I had a drawer basket that also needed something to pull it out, made me go and find another solution for the pulls.
I tried some other pulls I had on hand, none of them fit quite nicely.
Then, I remember my bag parts!
Every time one of my bags is too old/damaged to give it away, I take away all the parts I think are good to re-purpose on other projects.
This particular bag was a good replica, hand-me-down from my sister. She gave it to me because it was too heavy (no wonder, with all these extras!), I didn't mind it, I just loved it and used it until one of the handles broke. These are the parts that were saved from the bag. I used one of those parts around the stump table on my Valentine Mantel here.
The five pieces needed were cut to size, rounding the end. Using a leather punch tool, the holes were opened.
Not having luck finding a better looking alternative, simple screws were used to attach them to the drawers/doors. You can clearly see my poor job with the gold painted screws and washers :)
For the cabinet pulls only one screw was used.
In my opinion, this solution worked better to integrate the basket and the drawers.
Do you see the door not closing all the way? The screw holding the pull is too long 1½", I need to buy a 1¼" instead ;)
Here again, the four pulls.
For the complete hutch makeover click HERE. Have you re-purposed bag parts? How about your belts? What have you done with them?
For more repurposed ideas check these:
My uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Savvy Southern Style, Stone Gable, French Country Cottage, Funky Junk Interiors, Thrifty Decor Chick , Between Naps on the Porch, Uncommon, Tatertotandjello,