Spigot Faucet Handle Drawer Pulls
Remember my son’s dresser that I gave a pop of color? As promised I’m back today to show you how I made the spigot handle drawer knobs. I purchased my vintage spigot handles from Etsy seller, Anything Goes Here. She has some other vintage handles available, so snatch them up quick. The only other materials you need can easily be picked up from the hardware store.
- Spigot faucet handles
- #8 – 32 Machine screw nuts
- #8 – 32 x 2″ Threaded machine screws
- Needle-nosed pliers
- Phillips head screwdriver
Optional: Clear sealer spray to protect knobs
Making these adorable vintage spigot knobs is an easy project. Line up your parts per handle. You’ll need 1 machine screw, 4 washers, and 3 nuts per handle. Start by threading one washer onto the machine screw. Thread the spigot handle onto the screw.
Thread a washer and nut behind the handle. Tighten with the needle-nosed pliers.
Thread another nut and washer onto the handle, but stop about 1.5″ – 2″ away from the handle.
Thread the handle through your drawer.
Thread another washer and nut onto the end of the screw inside the drawer.
Tighten the nuts against the drawer front on the front and back using pliers. (I’ve found that occasionally our knobs loosen. I might put a drop of LockTite on the nut outside the drawer front to stop it from loosening.)
I also decided to seal my faucet handles before assembly to protect them from chipping.
I love the variety of handles and the vintage look.
My son’s room is coming along nicely. I can’t wait to share more of the fun touches I added to the room.
I think I have a love for turning mundane objects into handles, like my old paint brush cabinet handles!
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so cute! you helped me get some ideas for my son’s bathroom. fyi – another idea to gain space between valve and drawer front is to use spacers – they may have less slippage issues.
That’s a great idea. Thanks Holly.
This is a fabulous way to solve my hardware dilemma! I already have the vintage valve handles, but could not for the life of me figure out how to attach them to my cabinetry without jumping through hoops. Your solution is so simple! Thank you Thank you Thank you!
Hi, I was just looking at your article about turning old faucet valves into cabinet/drawer pulls. I had this idea myself, so a “How To” internet search brought me to your site. I’ve been looking at various collections of valves for sale on the web, and I’m curious as to what one might need for those valves whose centers are more square or rectangular, which I’m seeing alot, rather than round, where the machine screws are inserted. Would the machine screws still work, or is there a better option?
Bert, yes, they will still work, you just need to sandwich two washers on either side of the square hole.
Creative and clever idea! Love how you repurpose an ordinary household item and turn it into vintage art! Thanks for sharing this idea.
So adorable! Absolutely love this!
Thank you Dria.
So cool and can be dressed up or down! You amaze me!!
Thanks CC. You’re right. That industrial look goes well with almost anything (like a good pair of jeans. LOL.)
Darling!!!! So perfect for a little boy’s dresser 🙂
Thanks Stacy. I think it would look cute on a potting bench too. I love it so much I might need to find more places to use these knobs.
love it! well done Brittany!
That looks really cool. The colours look amazing . I am sure you son loves it.
Thank you Jim. Yes, he likes it. But, he’s easy to please ;-).
Incrível, adoro seus trabalhos!
Awesome idea, never ever would have occured to me. Great job!
Colleen, thanks. LOL, I bet it would have. You have a very creative brain!
This is such a fun idea! I love it! Enjoy your week!
This is the cutest ever Brittany! Let me know if you want me to send any fabric your way — we just got in a bunch of cute red and white Premier Prints that might work perfect in your little guy’s room. 🙂
Abbey, thanks! Will do. I’ll have to see what you guys have now. Love your fabrics.
This is such a cute idea!! Love it.
Thanks Feral Turtle 😉