Adding Gold Hardware to Dresser & Nightstands

I have been working on updating our coastal style master bedroom for the last couple of months.  So, I thought it was time that our nightstands and dresser had a little hardware makeover as well (I didn’t want them to feel left out of course – lol)!  And I really love how they turned out.  Updating hardware handles (pulls) and knobs is a very easy, simple, and budget-friendly change that makes a big statement.  And who doesn’t love some gold brass drama??  Let’s get to it!  Adding Gold Hardware to Dresser & Nightstands.

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Adding Gold Hardware to Dresser & Nightstands

Supplies:

  • *Gold (brushed brass) handles 10/pk + 15/pk (25 total handles)
  • screwdriver
  • tape measure
  • ***nail hole filler (if needed – see step #3)

*Tip:  Always shop the best quantity/seller deals when ordering supplies. 

  • I needed 22 handles, so I ordered the 10/pk +15/pk = ~$70.  If I would have ordered the 25/pk, it would have cost me ~$95. 
  • Saved myself $25!! 
  • That’s enough money for:  throw pillow(s), a small/medium sized lamp, blanket/throw, art work, vases/flowers, etc….

Ok – I just had to throw that out there ;).  Moving on….. LOL!

 


Adding Gold Hardware to Dresser & Nightstands

Before We Begin:  

  • I just wanted to show you the differences in “golds.”

Our master bedroom gold mirror is a more taupe or bronze gold, whereas the new gold pulls/handles are more yellow gold.

Personally I like the yellow gold pulls better, but I thought it was important to note before you actually “order.”

I’ll do another post soon with my picks for the best gold or brass handles.

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Ok, let’s get to it!  Adding Gold Hardware to Dresser & Nightstands.

 


Adding Gold Hardware to Dresser & Nightstands

Step #1)  Measure Hole to Hole Centers

The first thing you will want to do is measure the area from one hole to the other hole – on your existing piece(s) of furniture.

TIP:  Don’t forget to measure each furniture piece separately – some do not have the same “measurements” or same size handles. 

  • It’s much easier to get exact measurements if you remove your existing knobs/handles also.

So here below is a picture of the gold handles that I used. 

It’s a great way to double check yourself!

 

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Step #2)  Count Number of Handles Needed

We needed 22 handles total for our project:

  • 16 for our dresser
  • 3 + 3 = 6 for our nightstands

Then you can order or purchase your new handles. 

Tip:  Always order a couple of extra (I’ll show you why in the next section).  

Adding Gold Hardware to Dresser & Nightstands

 

And here below – is a picture of our nightstand with the hardware removed.

TIP:  It’s also a good idea to remove a couple of your existing knobs/handles (before you order) – just in case there is any patch work or other “fixes” that need to be done first.

I lucked out on this part because the rings holding my existing rubbed oil bronze hardware were not too dark (so I didn’t have to do any paint touchups).

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Step #3)  Remove Old Hardware & Add New Hardware

I love that these handles come with 2 different screw lengths – just in case you have thick(er) or thin(er) drawer fronts.  

We ended up using the shorter screws, and they worked fine.

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Nightstands:

So, when I read the reviews on my little beauties, some customers had said that they fall apart – what??!!

  • And guess what – my first one did – ugh!!

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BUT……. it was super easy to fix by simply unscrewing it  from the drawer.

  • End Result:  Do NOT over tighten.  And you’ll have no problems.

It did not happen to any other handles after I figured that out.  😉

I just didn’t want anyone to freak out in case it happens to you!!

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I always like to order a couple of extra handles or knobs whenever I’m doing a project.

  • just in case one is scratched,
  • they send one that is the wrong size,
  • or one doesn’t screw in properly (has bad threads), etc…

 

And here is the nightstand finished.

I love how modern they look on the antique style furniture…..but I do NOT like that I should have dusted the top before taking this picture!!  HaHa!!

Anyhoo….

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Dresser:

The dresser did take a little bit longer to do because there were so many of them to attach, but they really transformed the look!

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So, do you notice anything?

Yep, that bronze ornate thing-y!  Ugh!!

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No worries – easy fix!

I used a butter knife to gently pull it out from the dresser, and filled the holes in with nail hole filler.

  • Since our dresser is white-washed, I didn’t even need to do any paint touchups.
  • But if you have something similar on a dark dresser, you will have to stain it or paint it to match.

 

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You Are Done!!

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Adding Gold Hardware to Dresser & Nightstands

 

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Have a Great Summer Everyone!!

Love & Hugs 🙂

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