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Mini-tutorial: New hardware on an old table

by Julie Bien

June 16, 2014 | 10:38 am

Pretty new mercury glass drawer pulls

Dear lovely readers,

I apologize for my absence, but I'm back!

This time I have a mini tutorial on changing hardware on a wooden side table with drawers.

I found some snazzy mercury glass knobs to replace some fuddy-duddy old metal handles that came with the free table--perils of getting things on the side of the road! (Boring hardware, that is...the peril...moving on!)

I'm also considering painting some of the panels on the table black and white, but for now, the new hardware will have to do.

And on Friday, I went thrift store shopping with The Chick Goes Cheap's Rebecca, and I scored a perfect black and white striped throw for $5 for my living room. Woot woot!  

I also ordered a new rug, found a matching lampshade, and dug through my mom's antique store merchandise for a white and black ceramic pitcher and terrarium jar.

I'm starting to see the light at the end of the unpacking/decorating tunnel!

Anyway, without further ado, the tutorial!


1 table with ugly hardware

Cool hardware to replace the ugly hardware

a screwdriver


1. Unscrew the old hardware.

2. Replace it with the new hardware.

3. Voila! Purty new hardware!

The next tutorial will be on... something...perhaps terrarium making, kitchen gardening or reading IKEA directions. Feel free to vote on your preferred topic!

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Hi. I’m Julie Bien.

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