Apr 19, 2013

Using Pipe Straps For Storage Box Pulls

Do you guys remember my DIY Storage Boxes that I shared with you in February? Well, I added a little something something to them that made them even more awesome! Pipe straps to serve as pulls! I got this fabulous idea from Carrie at Saving 4 Six, and I just knew I had to try it the minute I saw hers!


And I'm so glad I did! Not only do the pipe straps add a nice industrial touch, but now they are easy to pull in and out of my hallway closet. Fabulous and convenient!

Carrie purchased a bag of 10 for under $2, but I saw mine laying around my hubby's tool box in the garage and snagged them (shhh). He actually hasn't noticed, which means he must not miss them, which means he must not have needed them. My boxes look fabulous and that's all that matters!

I did spray paint mine a metallic silver because they were a little rusty and I wanted a clean look and finish. I believe you can get these in a variety of finishes though.

Once spray painted and dry, I just used some gorilla glue to glue them to the boxes, I let them dry and at last... admired them!

Here is a before picture of all three boxes:

And this is what they look like now:



What an easy, inexpensive and cool way to add functionality and style, don't you think?

And if you'd rather go with a more traditional look, you can always use drawer handles or knobs! And I'm sure there are so many other possibilities! But I'm very happy how my pipe strap pulls came out!


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14 comments:

Cropped Stories said...

Hey! Just wanted to say great guest post on Super Working Mum! I commented over there! I was saying how every mom definitely needs a five minute face and that mine consists of foundation, concealer under the eyes, filling in my brows (most definitely), and bronzer (without a doubt) or I look super pale! Mine is more of a 10 - 15 minute face ;o) Anyways, happy Friday and have a great weekend!

Mandy A said...

Hi, Selene, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting on my first aid kit project! and let me also say that this is such a great idea!!! :)

Jenna LaFevor said...

SO clever! And it has great style! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Jeannie and Linda said...

What a great idea. They look great on you beautiful boxes. I have to go back and find that diy post!

Peace,
Linda at The French Hens Nest

Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog said...

They look great! And your secret is safe with me--I won't tell hubby. ;) I really love the industrial look paired with the cute patterns on your boxes. Hope you have a great week!

~Abby =)

Val said...

I love this idea.

Chelsea @ Married Filing Jointly said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing at Give Me the Goods!

http://www.marriedfiling-jointly.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-link-party-5.html

thestyledsoul.com said...

I love these little containers! I'm all about stylish storage.

Stephanie @ thestyledsoul.com

Carrie said...

Cute, cute! Thanks for linking these up at Think Tank Thursday today and for linking back the pipe strap pulls to my blog...very kind...thanks!

Jenn AJennuineLife said...

How ingenious! Love it. I'd be so pleased if you linked this project at Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life. http://www.ajennuinelife.com/2013/04/thrifty-to-nifty-thursday-17.html

Marie bloominghomestead said...

Wow, this is a great idea. Love all those stylish containers too!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Very nice!!

Kathy Moody said...

Selene, this is such a great idea! Just pinned. Your storage boxes look great! Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week! Have a wonderful weekend. :)
Hugs
Kathy

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