While I was busy decoupaging the vintage road maps to the drawer faces, a thought hit me
(my imagination can be a mystery). . .
“wouldn’t it be fUn to use
old luggage handles for drawer pulls?”
So, the next problem was- I happened to have this ONE handle, but where to find more old suit cases for their handles? I checked out Craig’s List and some local thrift stores, I even checked the antique mall (the only place I found anything).
Omg—these leather handles would be AWEsome, but it would’ve broken my heart to cut up the suite. But $30 for the set is not bad—just to have them!
AND, there were only 6 handles to be had. If necessary, I could just use 4 down the center of the drawers—but, ehh.
After giving some thought to my dilemma, I called a local shoe repair to ask if they had REPLACEMENT handles~no? Uhh. And then on a whim I called Ace Hardware~JACK POT!
My last task was to cut a new, simpler, pine top for the dresser, and,
I luv the playful outcome!
From boring 1960’s to Well Traveled!
◊ I’m looking for an old luggage tag now and it would be kinda’ fun to see if I could pry off and add a luggage lock! ; D
◊ btw—if I didn’t find the handles I was going to use these flea market vintage bin pulls. . .
I’m sharing this project with a few of my favorite linky parties!