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Did you know you can create your own cabinet pulls using just a wooden dowel? Such a simple way to make any cabinet custom!

DIY Wood Stained Cabinet Pulls

I was planning on just doing my normal spraypaint to make over cabinet pulls for this big dresser upcycle I did. It hit me after I sprayed them that the cabinet didn’t have the full impact of being ‘made over’. I knew it needed new pulls. I use the same pulls on everything, though! (Once you love something, it’s hard to let it go.) I have been getting more into wood working and thought I could try my hand at DIY cabinet pulls!

I received some free product from Rustoleum. All opinions are 100% my own.

Did you know you can create your own cabinet pulls using just a wooden dowel? Such a simple way to make any cabinet custom!

These turned out even better than what I had in my head. It’s really pretty simple

What you need for your DIY Cabinet Pulls
  • Square Wooden Dowel
  • Wood Stain (optional)
  • Jigsaw
  • Drill
  • Screws

Measure how long you would like your pulls to be. I wanted mine a little longer than the holes. I cut mine about 3 inches.

Did you know you can create your own cabinet pulls using just a wooden dowel? Such a simple way to make any cabinet custom!

Next you will cut the little pieces that will raise the pull off your cabinet. I cut mine to be about 1/2 an inch.

We drilled a small hole through each of these small pieces to make it easier when we were assembling the pull and also to prevent the wood from splitting. I lightly sanded each of the pieces with 120 grit sand paper to remove the splinters.

Did you know you can create your own cabinet pulls using just a wooden dowel? Such a simple way to make any cabinet custom!

Now if you would like the wood to be stained, stain your pieces! I am so in love with the Rustoleum Briarsmoke stain because it has a gray color to it and looks just a bit weathered. (If only it hadn’t ended up upside down on my back porch I’d do so much more with it!!)

Did you know you can create your own cabinet pulls using just a wooden dowel? Such a simple way to make any cabinet custom!

After the stain has dried, take your screws and line up your pulls. We found it easiest to hold all three pieces up at a time. You’ll want to hold your small 1/2 inch piece steady while you drill so it gets a little tricky if you go too fast!

Did you know you can create your own cabinet pulls using just a wooden dowel? Such a simple way to make any cabinet custom!

Then you’re done! I loved how this made this dresser upcycle even more custom! See the full reveal on my next post. I cannot wait to share!

Did you know you can create your own cabinet pulls using just a wooden dowel? Such a simple way to make any cabinet custom!

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Darice 9162-00 Unfinished Natural Wood Craft Dowel Rod, 1/2-InchCheck PriceRust-Oleum 307415 Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain, 8 oz, BriarsmokeCheck Price3M Sanding Sponge, Fine/Medium, 3.75-Inch by 2.625-Inch by 1-Inch, 3-PackCheck Price

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