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DIY Furniture Makeover with New Hardware

Never happy with how things are on their own, I decided to customize my Ikea Expedit shelving to create something a little more my style. Thanks to D. Lawless hardware I was able to get the custom look I was after. I received cup pulls and invisible spring hinges for review to help me complete the look.

DIY Furniture Makeover with D. Lawless Hardware

One of the biggest changes you can make to an outdated kitchen are new knobs and drawer pulls. It can be a quick change (less than an hour) to replace the hardware and you can get a whole new look. New knobs and pulls are quite affordable, and there are TONS of styles. For something more modern you could try something with a stainless finish or a vintage look with glass pulls. D. Lawless Hardware was the most affordable option I was able to find online with seemingly endless options for a new look for your furniture, kitchen, bathroom, or whatever needs a makeover.

Furniture Makeover with New Hardware

For my furniture DIY, I really like the look of the old printer’s drawer files. I decided to fake the look with slats of wood and new doors for my shelving. First, I framed out the shelving unit with 1×3’s. Then, I cut 1×4’s and attached them together in order to create the door. I was able to attach the door with the invisible spring hinges – you cannot see that it is a door, instead it looks to be multiple long drawers. For more info on this project – check out my post at The cup pulls from D. Lawless help complete the look of the vintage printer’s drawer.

Furniture Makeover with New Hardware

I love the new look – from modern and white to vintage and grey, I was excited that it was so easy to achieve the look. For more information about new hardware for your home from D. Lawless Hardware, check out their website. On their website they have many products that feature photos of the items in use, this makes for tons of ideas on how to makeover your own furniture!

CrazyMom a/k/a Melanie

Thursday 6th of February 2014

This is super cool.. I love my expedite and use them everywhere but to customize them like that is AWESOME..thanks for sharing, SOOO have to keep that in mind the next time I want to change things (Which is soon, I'm


Thursday 6th of February 2014

I love the makeover! The new drawer pulls are fantastic. vintage looking but still modern and fun.


Thursday 6th of February 2014

What a great makeover. Love the after look!

Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks)

Wednesday 5th of February 2014

I love your before and after! NICE job!!! =) Cute handles too!


Wednesday 5th of February 2014

Wow! What a transformation! It doesn't look like IZEA furniture at all anymore!

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