Working with concrete can get a little messy but don’t let that deter you from making these charming concrete drawer pulls. Just be sure to cover your work surface.
Follow package instructions for mixing. Basically, it is one part water to four parts cement then stir to a thick consistency—pretty simple, huh?
It won’t take long for quick-drying cement to harden (hence the name) so keep your eye on it. You’ll have to push a bolt through each form before it completely dries, so don’t go anywhere for the first 15 minutes after pouring the mix into the mold.
We painted our pulls with flat exterior paint to ensure it would hold up under everyday wear and tear. You could also use spray paint or leave them plain!
- 2 cups quick-drying cement
- ½ cup of water
- container for mixing
- paint stir stick
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- cooking spray
- nuts and bolts
- exterior latex paint or spray paint (optional)
- First, create a space for your project. It can get a little messy so place newspaper or scrap paper large enough to cover your work surface.
- Next, get out your mixing container, cement mix and stir stick. Follow package instructions to make the cement and mix until you have a thick, liquid consistency. Your stir stick should easily swirl in the container.
- Pour your mix into the mold—ours was about 1″ thick. Wait approximately 15 minutes then push the bolt through the back of each pull. If needed, add a little more concrete to the back to secure the bolt in place. Allow the concrete to completely dry.
- Paint the drawer pulls with exterior latex paint or spray paint in the color of your choice.
- Thread bolts through the drawer fronts, secure in place with nuts and admire!