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Thursday, May 29, 2014

How to make West Elm inspired Bin Pulls

An easy way to make unique West Elm inspired bin pulls!


Yesterday, I shared my HomeGoods table that I altered to look like my favorite West Elm Bin Pull Console table.  I not only loved the iron legs of the West Elm table, but the bin pulls were amazing too.  I knew if I was going to even try to replicate the table, that I had to include the bin pulls.  I searched and searched for similar pulls, but came up empty.  That's when I got the idea to create my own pulls.

How to make West Elm inspired bin pulls

SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE WEST ELM INSPIRED BIN PULLS
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- Thin sheet metal
- Ruler
- Drill
- Drill bits

HOW TO MAKE CUSTOM BIN PULLS

Sheet metal and tin snips for DIY bin pulls
First, you'll want to figure out the hole distance and how long you need to make your pulls.  The distance of the holes for the West Elm pulls were 5 inches apart, so I made my pulls 6 inches long and tall enough to be able to bend over the top.  I measured, cut the sheet metal with tin snips then bent over the top with my hands until I was happy with the shape.  I would suggest wearing gloves, but if you don't just be very careful since the metal is sharp.
Measure pulls to drill hardware holes
I measured and marked my holes, then used a drill bit the same size as my screws to drill 2 holes.
Drilling holes in DIY Bin pulls
 I then took a very fine metal file to get rid of all the sharp edges.
Smoothing metal bin pulls with a metal file
I gave the pulls a couple thin coats of ORB spray paint and they were done. 
Spray painting DIY West Elm inspired bin pulls

How to make DIY inspired bin pulls

How to make West Elm inspired bin pulls

I love how these custom West Elm inspired bin pulls turned out.  They totally made the table and cost a fraction of the price of new pulls.

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11 comments:

  1. What a fun update! Looks so close to the original. Great job! Coming over from the link-up at TT&J.

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    1. Thanks so much Ashley for taking the time to stop by and comment! I hope you stop back often!

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  2. You did a fabulous job on your pulls! Wow....good job---your table looks almost just like the original. pinning it. found this at skip the housework linky too. Have a great day.

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    1. Thanks Rachel! I'm glad you liked the pulls and table makeover!

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  3. What a genius idea!!! I love the industrial look of them!! Following on Pinterest :)

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  4. These are awesome!!!! I am now following!

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    1. Thanks so much Mindi! I'm happy to have you following along!

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  5. when you pull on the pulls do they 'unbend?' I would like to make some for my bedroom dresser drawers which I use constantly.

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    1. Hi Elaine! They do bend a little, but nothing that's been a problem. I would suggest using a thicker sheet metal though if you are using them for bedroom furniture. I hope that helps :)

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  6. Great job on the pulls! Love your decor on the table.

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