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A bedroom with white built-in wardrobes with large black handles

Overview

It’s easy to radically alter the entire look and feel of your bedroom, simply by changing your wardrobe handles. Honestly – it couldn’t be simpler!

Steps

1Gather your tools and materials

Below are all of the tools and materials you'll need to complete this project.

2Remove the old handles

This is pretty simple – just unscrew the existing wardrobe handle, then use a screwdriver to unfasten the part that attaches to the wardrobe. If it's too tight, use your drill with a Phillips head drill bit in reverse drill mode.

3Fill any holes

If the holes left after you unscrew your old handles don't match where you want to put your new ones you're going to need to fill these in. Use Spakfilla – it's a great product for this kind of job as it dries really fast. 

Bunnings team member Ebony with a tub of Spakfilla and a plastic applicator

4Mark up where you want your handles to go

To make sure your handles are installed straight, you'll want to use a square. Use an pencil to mark up where you want your handles to go.

A person marking a measurement on a wall using a combination square

5Pre-drill your hole

Choose a drill bit that is a similar size to your screw – pre-drilling your hole will make life a whole lot easier. Pop some safety glasses on for this bit.

A person drilling a hole in a plaster wall

6Screw in your handles

This is the fun part – watching the transformation unfold! Pop your screws through the drill holes and place a washer on each side of the door to protect it from scratches. Place the handle on and tighten the screws. To make sure the handle is nice and secure, finish tightening with the drill.

A person attaching a door handle to a wardrobe door using a cordless drill

7Sand your Spakfilla

 Once your Spakfilla is nice and dry, finish it off by giving it a light sand – wear a dust mask for this.

A person applying Spakfilla to a hole in a wall using a plastic applicator

8Admire your handiwork!

How easy was that? You've now got an entirely new look for your room!

9Keep watching

Watch the full episode and more D.I.Y. projects from Make It Yours Episode 2: Master Bedroom Makeover by Geneva.

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.