We got Burke’s dresser for his Big Boy Room on Craigslist. Y’all know the Craigslist drill- oak-y and orange-ish, outdated drawer pulls (with wonky, super close screw placement to boot).
We painted the dresser kelly green to match the preppy palette of Burke’s room. And instead of searching high and low for drawer pulls that have super-close-together screws, we used rope tied in nautical knots as the dresser ‘hardware.’
This fabulous site (animated knots) has step by step pictures for all sorts of knots (I used a figure eight knot, then looped another figure eight knot around it for these particular dresser pulls).
Two fun things about this solution?
1- I love the way the nautical knots give a subtle nod to our even-subtler ‘whale’ theme in Burke’s room.
2- The ‘rope’ I used was a clothesline I bought at Joanne’s for $5.00. Five dollar hardware for an entire dresser? Yes please!
PS- We used a drill to hollow out the screw holes and make them bigger. That way, the rope fit cleanly through.