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What do you do when you have approximately $10 to spend on replacing outdated drawer pulls?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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  • McKenzie Guymon 04.09.2012 at 14:32

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

  • Mindi 04.09.2012 at 16:04

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

  • Peggy 04.09.2012 at 16:05

    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!

  • ournextgreatadventure 04.09.2012 at 16:35

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

  • Dear Emmeline 04.09.2012 at 16:53

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

  • Steph @ Crafting in the Rain 04.09.2012 at 17:54

    I loved this detail in the room makeover!

  • Caitlin @ Desert Domicile 04.09.2012 at 18:30

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

  • Crafty Texan 04.09.2012 at 21:23

    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. 😉

  • Susan @ 04.09.2012 at 23:29

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


  • Jenna at Homeslice 05.09.2012 at 01:32

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

  • beccalouise 05.09.2012 at 07:03

    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.

  • cred 05.09.2012 at 13:20

    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!

  • ReStitch Me 05.09.2012 at 13:25

    The hidden *pop* of color is genius!

  • Jasanna Czellar 05.09.2012 at 13:31

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

  • dryinkdesigns 05.09.2012 at 13:42

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

  • Dana 05.09.2012 at 15:32

    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?

  • Mandy @ This Girl's Life 05.09.2012 at 20:42

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

  • Sasha 06.09.2012 at 01:17

    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 😉

    • thefolia 07.09.2012 at 05:03

      How clever! Thanks for the heads up on the wear & tear. I will have to try on drawers that are not used daily.

  • accordingtocarey 11.09.2012 at 17:25

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

  • John 03.11.2013 at 01:51

    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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