Published at Monday, July 03rd, 2017 - 02:32:11 AM. Drawer. By Kirby.
Drawer Pulls Are Powerful! Did you know that the smallest details during house decoration are what really matters at the end of the day? You can give your home a smashing look by just including the right drawer pulls in the right places. Believe it or not, those drawer pulls carry a lot of decorative weight even though their small size makes us think otherwise. As a matter of fact, you should not consider your decoration to be complete if you have not included the proper drawer knobs or pulls in it. This is the core reason why you should pay close attention on how you choose and where you place those pulls. Cabinets and cupboards will look a lot more appealing when the right knobs are installed upon them. The color combination and style also plays a large part in the expected end result. To get the richest drawer pull experience, you need to understand the needs of your decor. Mismatched drawer knobs and funny materials are something that you certainly do not want. There are many designs in the market today, so try not to get mixed up. Instead, try to use those many designs in order to diversify your cabinets. Even if there is a drawer that you cannot even look at, if you install one of those art deco pulls on it, you will reconsider. They are designed to change the way your drawers look completely. Next, we have those rustic pulls. A revolutionary cutting edge, yet primitive design, that is set to blow your mind. Rustic drawer pulls continue to top the charts in terms of popularity for many home owners. They bring back the nostalgic air of the old days, and are ready to rock your cabinetry. Think about what a few Victorian pulls would do to your home look in general. Do not just settle for plain decorative drawer knobs and pulls that are cheap and simple to install. So do not just lay back - think about it carefully and choose those pulls properly - you will thank yourself for it. At the end of the day, you should walk home with fairly priced pulls, yet quality and practical drawer pulls. After all, they are meant to open your drawer, so do not put aesthetic value ahead of the utility value of the pulls. We all want our home to look great, but we simply cannot compromise practicality for the sake of decoration.
Fix Your Broken Kitchen Drawer - The Real Story My first project of my Fix-It-Up series is to fix the drawers in my kitchen. One runner had completely disappeared with no one admitting the deed, and the other rails were not staying in their tracks. This caused us over the months to push, pull and tug until one whole drawer front tore loose from the drawer itself. My hubby fixed that problem but the root of the problem remained-drawers that wouldnt slide. I purposefully picked a rather easy project for my first in the series for two reasons: one, to attempt to succeed in my first project (the vanity of it all), and two, because I had just finished putting away all my Christmas stuff the week before and I was tired! My trip to Home Depot for a replacement drawer runner was successful only because of a very helpful gentleman who couldnt help overhearing me and Geri talking to a nice, although clueless, Home Depot employee. This kindly bystander just happened to be a cabinet builder, lucky for us, and filled our heads with all kinds of advice and tips about drawer problems. Ill share those with you as we go. Here are the steps I took with explanations so you can master this task yourself. * First things first; empty the drawers. Heres a picture of my totally disorganized mess. One drawer with Tupperware and such, the other with small kitchen appliances and tools. * Take your good drawer: Or an example of what you need to the hardware store with you. This is invaluable. Dont fool yourself thinking youll be able to pick out what you need from the overwhelming mass of merchandise. Believe me, it will all look the same after you get there. * Clean the area first: After you pull out the drawers, clean the empty cabinet of old dust and filth. It will make working on your project easier. * Mount the hardware to the cabinet: This was pretty easy by following the directions that came with the railings and also following the example of the intact drawer. * Drill pilot holes: Its always better to drill small pilot holes before sinking your screw, especially into particle board. Particle board will split and crumble (it happened with this project to me even with a pilot hole. Nothing that a bit of wood glue couldnt fix.) * Adjust the back bracket: The brackets that attach to the back of the cabinet were intact, but over the years had moved so that the drawer fell out of the rail when you pushed it in. Each back bracket has two holes for screws, one that slides and one that anchors the bracket. - Unscrew and remove the anchor screw but leave the screw in the slide; loosen slightly. - Slide both brackets as far towards the middle of the cabinet as possible. In other words, all the way to one end of the slide. - Carefully put the drawer back in its railings, and slowly push the drawer all the way in. - Remove drawer. - Now the back railings are exactly where they need to be to hold the drawer since the drawer itself moved the back brackets to the exact location. Tighten the slider screw, and add a screw in the anchor slot after drilling a pilot hole. Most of the time, the back brackets are parallel to eachother. * Fix any problems with the drawer: My drawer (and this was the good one!) was beginning to separate (see photo). The bottom of my drawer was only held together with little staples, so I added some wood glue and hammered the staples back in place. I totally bent one staple trying to hammer it in, so I replaced it with a screw with a pilot hole drilled first. * Clean the drawers and surrounding woodwork: Heres your chance for a thorough cleaning. I like mild soap and water, followed by Liquid Gold. * Replace the shelf liner: Mine was faded, dirty and torn...it should be, it was 15 years old! But being the pack rat that I am, I still had the original roll with plenty left to replace it. Ahhh, fresh and new. * Organize: I proudly rid myself of at least 25-50% of the stuff. The rest, I placed neatly into storage containers and bins. While youre at it, tidy up the other drawers too. * Admire your work: Its OK to be proud of yourself.
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