Tuesday, May 25, 2010

DIY Club June 2010 Project: Crystal Prism Cabinet Pulls

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THE DILEMMA

Remember that medical cabinet (below left) that received the Decorator's Version of Health Care Reform? Well, while the upper part of the cabinet received some care, the lower part was still in ICU. It had one loose pull and one unattached pull. It looked like this (below right)...

 

I thought and thought and thought and thought and thought...how can I solve this dilemma in a unique and fun way? Enter...Gorilla Glue and some crystal prisms rescued from this lamp back in November of 2008.

Tutorial: Crystal Prism Cabinet Pulls

HERE IS WHAT I USED FOR THIS PROJECT:
  1. Gorilla Glue Super Glue
  2. 2 vintage crystal prisms
  3. Original hardware (2 pulls and 2 bolts) from the cabinet (note: these pulls have holes in centers)
  4. Scissors
  5. Raffia saved from gift wrapping

PREPARATION
  1. I always refer to Gorilla Glue's official "Glue Guide" to make sure I am using the right product.
  2. For this project, the Gorilla Glue Super Glue was ideal because it is a small indoor project and it has only a 30-60 second drying time.



STAGE 1
  1. Remove old hardware & wipe the area clean to remove debris.
  2. Apply Gorilla Glue Super Glue to one pull, place carefully, and count to 30 while glue sets. Repeat for second pull.
 

STAGE 2
  1. Fold the raffia in half to form a loop.
  2. Estimate the length of the raffia to feed the loop through the hole in the center. Cut to length.
  3. Twist the looped end of the raffia so that it can be fed through the pull.
  4. Feed the looped end through the pull so that a portion of the loop appears at the front of the pull.

  

STAGE 3
  1. Hang the crystal prism from the raffia loop.
  2. Place the bolt inside the cabinet door right behind the pull opening. 
  3. Pull the raffia gently until the prism is hanging where you want it.
  4. Tie the raffia around the bolt.
  5. Repeat for other pull.

 

There you have it!
A little glamour to "pull" you through!

{ Pun intended. }



Disclosure: Products for this project were provided free of charge from the sponsor.





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20 comments:

  1. uhmmmm, Amy? How did you know I was trying to figure out what to change out the ugly pulls on my sewing table with? Can I borrow your idea? It's crystal clear that I need that in my laboratory...
    *snicker*

    SOOOOOOOOOOO cool!!!
    :-) happy tuesday!!!
    robelyn

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  2. Ooooo this is fantastic! I kept looking at the first picture thinking - HOW did she do that!? Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  3. Thanks for the tutorial! It looks great, I love the bling!

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  4. Now if that isn't the cutest idea and don't you love that gorilla glue. It'll even hold down husbands if you can get them to sit still long enough :)

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  5. Now that is using the old noggin'! Marvelous idea! You REVIVED that cabinet right nice! :)

    Malisa

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  6. Wow Amy these are fabulous! Simply gorgeous!

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  7. Amy, these are sweet! I love how you improvised the fasteners with the rafia. I love repurposing old things too. Enjoy!
    Sherry

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  8. What a cute look, and what a great reuse of the prisms! I wouldn't have thought of it!

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  9. That is so cool - they look wonderful!

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  10. I just love these Amy! I must figure out someplace to incorporate this idea at my own home.

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  11. What a neat idea, Amy! Never would'ave thought of doing this! Thanks for sharing! :)

    laurie@heavenswalk

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  12. what a great idea! I am going to have to find something to do this on because it is absolutely stunning. I just found your blog and I am in love. :)

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  13. So glad I found your blog - this project is wonderful!

    Have a wondrous Memorial Day weekend.

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
    "Celebrating the Coastal Lifestyle"

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  14. How wonderful...Love your style....Glad I stopped by.
    Have a wonderful day.

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  15. What a cute idea! Yes, the bling most certainly adds some sparkle to that cab! Glad you stopped by. Another excuse to drool over your photography. :)

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

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  16. Good golly you are one smart cookie! smiles.

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  17. I think I may love the inside even more than the prisms on the outside! Love that you thought to something special there too!!

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  18. I am totally in love with this!!! Those crystal facets are gorgeous and add a touch of true glamour to the wonderful rustic furniture!!!

    I'm completely into what I call Rustic Lux style and this epitomizes it COMPLETELY!!!!!

    WONDERFUL!!!

    Blessings to you,
    Lana in Huntsville, AL

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  19. Cute. I saw some wine stoppers the other day, made out of old glass door knobs.

    http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com

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