How to Paint Key Drawer Pulls

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine recreated this flea market find. Here’s how you can, too.

By: Jodi Kahn
painted key drawer pulls

Painted Key Drawer Pulls

This flea market flip was created by HGTV Magazine.

Photo by: Marko Metzinger, Crafting by Thomas Eberharter and Madeline Jacobs, Styling by: Karin Olsen

Marko Metzinger, Crafting by Thomas Eberharter and Madeline Jacobs, Styling by: Karin Olsen

What You Need:

  • spray paint (3 colors used here)
  • strong glue, such as E-6000
  • 2-inch-long flathead screws
  • 5/8-inch-long metal spacers
  • small piece of foam
  • nuts

Step 1

Using a strong glue, such as E-6000 ($5, joann​.com), adhere a 2-inch-long flathead screw to each end of the back of a long key. Then glue a 5/8-inch-long metal spacer (available at hardware stores) onto each screw. Let dry.

Step 2

Push the screws into a piece of foam so only the spacers and key are exposed. Spray-paint, let dry, and remove the foam.

Step 3

Attach the new pulls to your cabinet door or drawer, and secure with a nut on the end of each screw.

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