Give a neglected dresser a new look by covering its drawer pulls with fabric. You’ll need: either an old set of drawer pulls or new ones from any hardware store (smooth, unfinished wooden knobs work best), fabric (choose a thin woven cotton), and white glue.
1. Cut fabric into squares slightly larger than your knobs. A light woven cotton fabric works best, since it’ll be thick enough so the wood does not show through, but thin enough that it’s still malleable.
2. Coat handles with glue. It’s important to use wood handles, so they’ll be porous enough for the glue to absorb. Cover the handle with glue completely, particularly down around the base. It helps to use a sponge brush, so you don’t get completely covered in glue as well.
3. Squeeze fabric around the knobs. Lay the fabric onto the knob and then, using your sponge brush, fit it to the shape of your handle. Make sure it’s evenly gathered around the neck of the knob and that all of the fabric is in contact with the glue and the handle. If glue starts to soak through, use your sponge brush to wipe it off. This will create a sort of decoupage effect, ensuring the fabric stays down.
4. Trim off excess fabric: Once the glue is dry, cut fabric so it is flush with the back of the knob. If the fabric seems loose, reglue. It might take more than one attempt to get the fabric to stay down.
5. Screw your knobs back on your dresser, and that’s a wrap.