Decorative drawer pulls put whimsy within your grasp

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March 29, 1998|By Emily Schuster | Emily Schuster,Special to The Sun

Most of us never think of drawer pulls as anything beyond the simple brass knob or wooden handle. But drawer pulls are popping up in all kinds of odd and artsy forms, and that means plenty of chances for cheaper redecorating. With a few new drawer pulls and maybe a coat of paint, you can give a new look to your kitchen or an old piece of furniture without having to remodel or refurnish.

These days, you can find a drawer pull to match any taste or personality. From pulls in the shapes of rocks or faucets to those sporting such words as "fly," "create" and "underwear," the redecorating possibilities are endless. Pulls are available in pewter, silver, enamel, ceramic and even recycled glass. Many are hand-crafted by artists, often metalworkers or jewelers, who will sometimes even personalize pulls for their customers. The pricier pulls can cost up to $50, but there are plenty of cheaper varieties out there as well.

If you're looking to match pulls to a particular color, or if you just want to give your furniture your own artistic touch, stop by Amazing Glaze. There, you can paint your own ceramic pulls, chosen from six different styles. You can have them fired there and pick them up four days later.

Pub Date: 3/29/98

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