Do you have some of these builder grade beauties in your kitchen?
You know the ones, those shiny gold brass knobs
that should be outlawed in every state by now.
You know you don't really want them, but somehow replacing them seems to fall to the bottom of the priority list.
Besides, cabinet knobs are expensive, and when you need 30-40 of them, that can add up really quick.
What if I told you that you could replace them with something MUCH nicer for only 50 cents each? Would you do it?
Yeah, I thought you might.
How about something like this?
Well ok then. Let's get right to it.
Here's what you'll need:
- Fabric Scraps
- Wood Knobs
- Mod Podge
- Egg Crate
- Sponge Brush
- Paint for the base
(A couple of tips before we get started:
I use the 2 pack of wood knobs from Lowe's. They're only 98 cents a pack. The ones at Home Depot are a dollar more.
Also, it's quicker to spray paint the knobs than to hand brush them with acrylic paints.
And lastly, the paper egg crates work better for this project than the styrofoam ones because they're thicker.)
Ok, first gather your fabric scraps. I used 7 different ones because I wanted a variety of colors and patterns on my cabinets.
Next, you'll want to cut all of your circles at once. I cut mine a wee bit smaller because I wanted the black paint to show around the edge of the fabric.
If you want to do it the way I did, a perfect template for your circle is a covered button kit in size 75. (at Walmart or any craft store - beats trying to get them symmetrical all by yourself.)
Once you get them cut out, play with the arrangement of patterns based on your cabinet layout. You may find you want to add/subtract/replace patterns in some spots. I cut about 5 extra circles just in case.
Start covering the tops of your knobs with Mod Podge. Put a reasonably thick layer.
Take your circles of fabric and put a little Mod Podge on back of them as well. It'll help them adhere better.
Don't be afraid to be generous with the MP. Just be sure to wipe off any build-up before you let them dry.
Center your fabric on the knob and smooth down from the center out. Be sure there are no air spots, especially along the edges.
Again, wipe off any build-up before you set them aside to dry.
I did only enough for one bank of cabinets at a time because I wanted to decide which patterns to use where as I went.
Let them dry for about an hour, and they're ready to hang!
That's all there is to it.
I did 36 knobs in 2 1/2 hours start to finish, including cutting the fabrics.
I say that makes it a great anytime project, don't you?
I love how they turned out!
Here is the selection of patterns I used for my new knobs.
Let me know if you do some of these for yourself. I'd love to see the patterns you choose.
AND...............I'll be revealing my kitchen makeover this Friday. I've been working hard on it, so be sure to come back and see!
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