Last week on Art Day during Craft Time Willa and I got inspired to make our own drawer pulls from leather I’ve saved for years from east Texas. First, we gathered our materials.
:: a few nails
:: gingher scissors (These are the best scissors I’ve encountered. I grew up in a family comprised of female seamstress masters, and have seen far more pairs than I can even count for you, so trust me. Cody has accidentally used our pair for cutting paper. I can assure you, after our–somewhat lengthy–scissor lesson, that is a mistake he won’t make again.)
:: an optional camera for moments like this one (this is the first picture I asked Willa to pose for. Isn’t it classic? Very fitting, if I say so myself):
Directions we followed (shooting from the hip):
:: cut out the designs you want for your pulls.
:: we chose to use two different pull styles because the drawer shapes are different. One is a loop pull and the other is a tab pull.
:: take your drawer out, so you can hammer downward with a more efficient, easier stroke.
:: lay your leather pull on the drawer.
:: stick your finger through the pull (for the loop style), to assure that you will be able to do this once you nail down the pulls.
:: nail one side, then the other
:: we used two nails per pull