So one of my favorite things when doing Avery’s bedroom was buying her new dresser that we purchased from Ikea, the Malm dresser, and adding the littlest twist to it; which was adding hardware to it. It completely took the dresser from blahhh, so wow!
Not only was the dresser cost efficient (only $179 w/o tax) but the hardware wasn’t expensive either. These are the hardware pieces that I bought from Amazon, and absolutely love them! I wanted a brush brass hardware for her dresser, so it can tie back together throughout the other hardware pieces in the house. I love how sleek they look and also such great quality! They also came in a pack of 6, which was exactly the amount I needed for this little project.
How to install hardware into a dresser drawer
1. measure exactly where you want the hardware to permanently be at. I DON’T recommend eye balling it because once you put holes in the drawers it will be VERY hard covering them. So make sure your measurements are precise! What I personally did was measure the distance from hole 1 to hole 2 on the hardware and then measure the middle of the dresser drawer from length and then to width.
1. Once you have the measurements set for the drawer, take a piece of painters tape and line it from hole 1 to hole 2 of the hardware.
2. poke a hole through the painters tape where the holes are in the hardware. You will now have the exact placement where you need to drill your holes
3. after you have poked the holes in the painters tape, take the tape and aline it in the middle were you did your measurements and tape on dresser drawer.
4. before drilling into the drawer, take the hardware and line it with the holes on the drawer, just to make sure they are alining together.
5. carefully drill the screw that it comes with into the drawer going directly into the hole that you poked earlier.
6. repeat with the other hole
7. now you can screw in your hardware into the drawer and it should go in perfectly!
8. repeat the same process to the remaining drawers!
Hopefully that helps you out! Doing this not only saves us so much money, but completely elevated the dresser!
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