fast friday fix




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The desk in the laundry room was missing some handles. They weren't standard size, and I liked the existing ones, so I wanted an inexpensive alternative. I remembered something Wendy @ the Shabby Nest had done, and it turned out to be the perfect solution!

I just took some black grosgrain ribbon I had, tied a knot in the middle, then threaded both ends in to the holes, tied a knot behind both to hold it in, and that was it!




So, for the cost of part of a roll of ribbon

a pair of scissors, and a few minutes, we have funky new drawer pulls. I was going to replace them all with ribbon, but I kind of like the juxtaposition of them all together (and I really wanted to use that word)


I love fast, I love frugal, I love fixes, I love Friday...perfect. :)

Have a great weekend~it's finally getting cooler here and I think I'm ready to pull out autumn decor!

23 comments:

  1. Juxtaposition ROCKS! ;0)

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  2. Ooooo--"juxtaposition." Fancy schmancy! ;) Love the ribbon.

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  3. Honestly, that is adorable and I wouldn't have thought of it in a million years. But Im so glad I came. I ahve an old piece with no handle...and you got me thinking!

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  4. That looks great! And "juxtaposition"--what fun to work that in!

    Have a great weekend!

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  5. Hey lady! Glad to provide an answer to a decorating dilemma...and thanks for the shout out! You rock!

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  6. Cute! I've seen rope used that way... for a "nautical" look... but not ribbon. Very clever.

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  7. I love it! I'm going to have to do that on my daughter's dresser. She would love it. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Very cool idea. Hardware can be so expensive. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I used bandanas on my boy's night stands awhile back. Love the look of the ribbon too!

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  10. Super idea. It looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  11. Listen to you and all your fancy vocabulary! ;)
    great solution, love the ribbon.

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  12. What a great idea! The possibilities are endless.

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  13. What I like most about YOUR fast fixes is that they don't look it. This is very classy and pretty. Glad you kept some knobs too :)

    I saw someone in bloggy land do this and was inspired to make rope handles for my son's dresser. he hadnt had any handles for a looong time. I dont know he opens his drawers, poor guy :)

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  14. I forgot all about this and am so glad you posted it! I am in need of handles for a cabinet in the playroom and they are also a strange size so this will be perfect!

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  15. Never would have come up with that idea on my own ~ you are clever!

    Jo

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  16. Cute idea and it cost you virtually nothing to do it! Gotta love the juxtaposition of those ribbons! LOL
    :-) Sue

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  17. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing ~ it looks good.

    Sharon

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  18. That is an fab idea! So easy too, & it looks great. I forget how many things ribbon can fix. Loves it!

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  19. Be sure to come by tonight around 9pm (Eastern time) for the announcement so you don't miss out. I promise-it good-really really good.
    Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri

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  20. What a clever idea! Love it an so cute!

    :)

    Roeshel

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  21. Clever!!! Cool idea.. You could also run a jumbo bead though the middle of the ribbon if you wanted extra "pull" though the middle of the ribbon.

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  22. What a neat idea...and how funny that I have the matching dresser to your desk. It's an Ethan Allen piece from the early 80s right? I actually got mine when I was 3. I gave it a makeover a few months ago. You can see it here http://hanalynch.blogspot.com/2009/09/diy-from-eeeek-to-shabby-chic.html

    Love your blog and all the great ideas!

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