Last fall we found this dresser on the side of the road. It was made of real wood and had great bones but it had seen better days.
I’d hoped to salvage the handles too, but they were in rough shape. The holes are 2.5″ apart, while most handles at hardware stores are 3″ apart. Every hardware store I went to had limited selection in this size and almost all of them were very outdated.
While Garrett and I were in downtown Toronto for an event, we walked by Lee Valley and knew we could find our solution here. They have hundreds of handles and knobs in every size and finish.
There were lots of great modern looking handles, but I was worried that a small slim handle would look out of proportion on the dresser drawers.
I was so excited when we finally the right handles that I just had to instagram a picture. We went with these pewter stop handles, which worked out to less than $9 for four of them.
I was so glad to finally have them installed and to stop using the edges of the drawers to open them. These were super easy to install and look great.
The dresser is still tucked away in the corner of our bedroom (wedged in between stacked picture frames and a bookcase), but I can’t wait to have it out in the open someday at our future home.