Leather Belt Dresser Pulls

What do you do when you have approximately $10 to spend on replacing outdated drawer pulls? (Pssst… you get CREATIVE!) This is one of my favorite projects from Mandi’s Fall Facelift.

Leather Belt Dresser Pulls copy

For this project all you need is a leather belt, hex screws, paint and a drill.

Start by painting the back side of your belt.   I bought a sample/tester size (do this to save save save!!)  You will need at least 2 coats because the leather is going to absorb your first layer pretty fantastically.



When your paint is dry take a straight edge and mark where you need to cut your belt.  Each of our straps were 5 inches long.

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Use your drill to drill 2 holes into your straps and insert your Hex screw.

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So simple and such a fun way to add a little bit of secret color to your furniture.

Updated Dresser copy

Leather Belt Dresser Pulls

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  1. Mandi, you are amazing! So creative! I love this idea.

  2. This was seriously my favorite part, I loved the whole room, but these are just awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is so great! We have the old belt already, paint and a few hex screws… I think I have the perfect candidate for this project!

  4. These are so fun an unexpected. What a great idea!

  5. Can’t get over how much I love these! And the white light fixture update!

  6. I loved this detail in the room makeover!

  7. So creative! I love the secret pop of color :)

  8. I love your brain Mandi! This is one of those “why didn’t I think of it?!” ideas. You’re a pretty genius and it’s not fair. 😉

  9. Mandi these are awesome! Great project and inexpensive way to make handles!
    Love the “any color” part of it too!


  10. What a great little project… I think this would be perfect for a teen room!

  11. the drawer pulls were a real stroke of inspiration! you don’t always have to go to anthropologie, where you pay more that $10 for one pull, to have something unique and pretty.

  12. I made leather drawer pulls for my craft cabinet, from Michaels, using an old leather wallet. But I really love how the pink looks- so clever! I must do this.

    nice job!

  13. The hidden *pop* of color is genius!

  14. I do love this! I’m thinking of using it for another project I’ll do with a whole belt! :)


  15. LOVE LOVE… Some days you completely out do yourself and today was one of those days! LOVE LOVE – I am definitely using this idea!!!

  16. Do you think they would be okay at 6″ long? They almost look a little short in the pictures. Would 6″ give more room to grab?

  17. Love these! The pop of pink inside makes my heart skip a beat. :)

  18. I hate to break your plate but I had a dresser with leather drawer pulls several years ago and they won’t last very long. The leather wears out fairly quickly from repeated use. It’s cute though 😉

  19. Those are both clever and gorgeous! Love the mixture of soft/hard.

  20. These are sick! I just revamped a ikea TV unit using your idea! I used a light tan leather belt and the pop color was yellow.

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