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Monday, May 11, 2015

Rustic Charm Bedroom - Grab it! DIY Knobs!

Hope you had an amazing Mother's Day!!
I did!!
I received lovely gifts from my children, that they spent their hard earned money on.  Chocolates, flowers and movie tickets. They were very nice but what I will treasure the most are the notes and letters that said how they really felt about their mother!! They helped me to know I am not completely failing at this mother thing.  Thanks to my wonderful children!!
And my wonderful Mother!!

Enough mushy stuff!!
Let's look at some more details on Ashlee's built ins.  When I started building these built ins my husband pointed out that the doors on the window seat section were different than the doors on the side cabinets.
Not a problem to me!!
I decided to to put handles on the window seat doors, making them look like drawers.
I used these cute handles I picked up at Target on clearance once.
Originally $20, I bought them for $6 for the set of four.


For the side cabinets I wanted something with color,
but I couldn't find anything I liked, in the color I wanted, for a reasonable price.
Story of my life!
(This was before D. Lawless came out with there new super cute Handcrafted Ceramic Knobs!!)

 So I did what I often do ......
I went through what I already had.
 I found a few extra knobs from our master bathroom remodel.  They were white ceramic knobs with a little textural design.
 I paint everything so why not these?
 I searched online and found a few people who had painted knobs with sharpies, so I went for it.
I liked the the tutorial over at Teal & Lime.


After I colored the knobs I let them dry and then put them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, just like Jakie at Teal & Lime did.  I did one extra step that she did not do, after they cooled I gave the knobs 3 or 4 coats of clear coat for added protection.
I was really liking my new knobs at this point but wanted them to relate to the pulls on the window seat which were oil rubbed bronze.  I went to my favorite on line hardware store, D.Lawless and found these Oil Rubbed Bronze Back Plates.
Perfect way to link the two!!


Here they both are side by side.



That's 4 new knobs and 4 handles for less than $8!!!
What do you think?

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5 comments:

Derrick Lawless said...

Cool project! Thanks!

Karin MacDonald said...

I have seen the sharpie knobs done several times, have yet to do them myself. I love how the back plate you used really adds a whole new dimension to them and unifies them with the handles you bought for the other doors!

Nancy's Notes said...

I think those are awesome, you are so clever!!

Nancy

Cristina Garay said...

Love the color you painted them! The back plates tie them together nicely.

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

A coat of nail polish or spray paint might be nice too!!