Friday, July 6, 2012

sofa table update + diy brass ring pulls

Have you ever finished a piece and thought ... hey that doesn't look right ...

Well last night we finished painting the sofa table and installed the hardware and I had that feeling, the paint was a little dull and the hardware wasn't quite right

I just couldn't stop staring at the drawer pulls ... so I decided to find something that would be less distracting

With no luck of finding a simple ring pull in a local store I decided to make my own from materials gathered at Ace Hardware

My DIY version has a 1" brass ring, brass cotter pin, brass washer, and another washer for the inside (we will put the washer on the inside and bend the ends of the cotter pin to hold in place).

I am waiting on the wood filler to dry in the holes that we drilled for the pull - then I will give the whole table a final coat of a tinted version of Annie Sloan Versailles (to make it a little less dull)

Hopefully second time will be the charm ... finished photos soon!


  1. oh my goodness, you have just made my day! That is exactly what I have wanted but don't really have the funds to buy them online and pay for shipping, etc....that looks great AND affordable!

  2. Brilliant! I've been feeling the same way about our bedside tables - the hardware just isn't right. I've thought about replacing it with ring pulls, but couldn't find any I liked. I'm definitely going to try this over the weekend - thank you! :)

  3. That's fantastic! I've been wanting to redo my nightstands and intend to use brass rings for pulls. Now, thanks to your cleverness, I can DIY them for less! Love it. Can't wait to steal your great idea.

  4. Thanks for this.I can't wait to try it out, I too have a nightstand whose hardware am not pleased with.

  5. You DIY brass pull idea is genius! Thanks so much for sharing such a great low-cost alternative!!

  6. Just saw this on Centsational Girl and had to come over and tell you what a genius idea this is! I will be curious how they hold up when they are actually pulled on, it looks like it might do the trick!

  7. Pinning this - this is great, thanks for this.

  8. I looked for these parts at Home Depot this afternoon but no luck on the brass rings or brass cotter pins. What department did you find these in?

    1. Hi Amy! I found all parts in the bins of nuts and bolts at ace hardware (the rings were on the wall in the same area) I haven't looked at home depot, but they seem to have a smaller selection than ace so home depot may not have them. Hope that helps!

  9. What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing! :-)

  10. I love this idea! Very creative and super simple! Thank you so much for sharing!

  11. thanks for a great idea. clever and economic. :)

  12. You are a genius! Love your blog!


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