handle solution

August 31st, 2009 in member junk     
TroyRash TroyRash, member
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wire wrapped rock for handle
wire wrapped rock for handle

wire wrapped rock for handle


i had this old metal chest of drawers that i painted white. the original handles were missing and no matter what i found, nothing seemed to look 'right' with the piece. as i have said before, i find a lot of inspiration in nature. well, i was doing a morning walk and happened to look down and see a flat rock - well, guess what?... tell me what you think...i kind of like it..

i just took the rock and held it in my hand and wrapped and wrapped the wire around the rock and twisted it off in the back and ran it through the pull holes on the front of the drawer and twisted it off. i probably should have done some treatment at the hole, but you could add something there if you want. the first one i tried i cut a piece of wire approximately 12" long, that ended up being too short. so i finally used a piece 16" long. play with it till you get the desired length.

kind of fun, i think.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Troy Rash
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Comments (16)

PiperAta writes: Brilliant! Posted: 9:19 pm on June 27th
Remnant writes: I was just exploring this site and stumbled upon your handles and had to become a member just so I could tell you how fabulous they are. They will fix one of my "problem" pieces. Thanks. Posted: 5:25 pm on May 5th
pofolksdecorator1 writes: Hey Troy, never in a million years would I have thought of rocks as handles. I used silverware. Threaded ribbon through the two holes, and tied it on. Great job. Posted: 1:53 am on April 25th
CleverJunk writes: Very clever! May I borrow your idea? I just refinished an old desk that I'm calling a garden desk...for the well appointed potting shed and wanted to replace the original handles with something more appropriate. I think you've done it for me. Posted: 10:35 pm on April 13th
cajm writes: Very clever! I did drawer pulls from deer antler 'coins' and 6 inch lengths of antlers for cabinet handles- worked out really well and suited the log cabin decor. Posted: 2:07 pm on March 7th
TrinketFarmer writes: I am currently redoing an old dresser, and you may have just helped me come up with a solution to a problem I was having. I just can't find any knobs or handles that look right. Not sure if I will use rocks, but I'll definitely be looking into other alternatives.

Thanks much for the inspiration I needed! Love the finished look of your dresser. Posted: 8:39 am on January 20th
jacklynn4 writes: I LOVE this idea! Great use of rocks/wire! Thanks, J- Posted: 9:34 pm on October 3rd
porcupinemamma writes: mixture of industry and nature. Very cool! Posted: 4:40 am on October 1st
BEACHLIFE writes: Good idea. I recently decided to do something similar with my 40 year old ornate chest of drawers. I repainted it a soft light aqua/teal green and since my whole place is decorated in the beach theme (hence my name). I did not want to buy new knobs so I bought an old macrame belt that looked like leather and cut it up and ran through the holes and knotted them. It looks great! I will post a picture. Posted: 1:15 pm on September 10th
yikesmom writes: Simply elegant...I missed what gauge wire was used. Best, EB Posted: 1:37 pm on September 2nd
JunkArchitect writes:

Troy, what an incredibly cool idea for drawer pulls.

Jim
Posted: 7:50 pm on September 1st
byabpryor writes: Very cool you rock star, you! LOL

Nicely done... clever Posted: 4:12 pm on September 1st
suewhitney writes: Very cool...very creative. Nice job!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:13 pm on September 1st
oldnews writes: I really like this, they go perfectly with the metal drawers. Very, very unique! Marie Posted: 8:18 pm on August 31st
grannijo writes: .very different and beautiful...sharon Posted: 2:22 pm on August 31st
RustyDiva writes: Love things that are unique and you hit the mark! Way to be green too. Great job! Posted: 11:00 am on August 31st
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