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Sick of your old dresser? Replacing it with a major investment isn't your only option: You can switch our the knobs for a totally new look.


Like a fresh coat of paint, switching out the hardware on furniture is one of the cheapest, easiest ways to create an instant makeover. It's a design trick that never gets old -- especially with an ever-expanding list of sources for fantastic hardware. Would you ever guess that the dresser above is from IKEA? Blogger and DIYer Aubrey transformed a plain jane wood drawers using a little paint, stain, and these brass ring pulls.

We scouted the market for a roundup of knobs to inspire your inner decorator. Check out the range of looks, from global to classic to disco. Dressers: Get ready to wake up!

Global Bold

The vibrant hand-painted colors on these ceramic scroll knobs from India bring a global chic vibe to dresser drawers. $20 for set of four.

Antique Chic


This amethyst glass gem is one rare find among the extensive collection of classic Victorian knobs available through the House of Antique Hardware. $10 each.

Classic Shimmer


Anthropologie carries a huge collection of hardware across styles, including knobs made with the timeless charm of shimmering mercury glass. $8 each.

Disco Drama


Check out this studio's collection of unique, out-of-box art glass knobs that will certainly make a statement.

DIY Tip: If you're having trouble tightening a knob, the screw is likely too long. Simply add a washer between the screw and the face.

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