I have been wanting to make my own cabinet knobs for forever now. I love the look of old furniture that has been colorfully tweaked somehow. I went through a big phase of furniture embellishing. They were destroyed in the fire, however 😥.
But we survived! I made over a chair that also survived. You can see the tutorial, plus a little about the fire, here.
But, back to knobs. I had to look on Amazon to find some plain, flat ones. They came in a bag of 12, I believe. A little paint, beads and resin later and you got something colorful and wonderful.
So, let's get this party started and make some knobs. Heck yes.
Choose a design to paint your knobs.
This took me forever, but I found some cool tile designs on Pinterest that I turned into circular patterns on my iPad using the Goodnotes app.
Print your design and grab some tracing paper if you don't want to freehand your design. Use it to trace the pattern onto your knob.
Choose your colors.
I went a little overkill here. I took a pic of my knobs and colored them using the Pixelmator app to choose my colors. I outlined one knob in black to see how I liked it. I chose no outline.
Paint your knobs.
Squeeze a line of glue around the edge of your knob.
I put some glue in a squeeze bottle, to make a thinner line.
Place seed beads on the glue, to make a frame around your knob.
Fill the middle with resin.
I had purchased some of that UV resin and thought I'd give it a try since the resin wouldn't be that thick - plus I wanted to try it out.
Cure your resin by putting it in the sun (it cures really fast, so don't go outside until it's fully applied.) Or...you can use a manicure UV light.
I also wanted to try out the manicure UV light.
Paint the sides with resin a third at a time and cure.
Marvel at the beautiful knobs you've made.
Replace the old, boring knobs on your cabinet or another piece of furniture.
So, I had wanted to find a cute little, used cabinet to add these to. But with all the goodwill stores closed due to COVID, I replaced the knobs on my old desk, which didn't look as wonderful.
I'm sure it will look much cuter on what you choose - especially since goodwill stores are open again.
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