Monday, August 27, 2012

DIY- Cabinet Knob Decorations

Fancy Door/ Cabinet Knobs are gorgeous yet can be quite expensive accessories to add to a cabinet or home project, especially when you are working within a specific budget. It is a shame because these added details, albeit small, can complete a look quite fabulously! Don't you think?? With this challenge in mind, I thought I would do a quick, DIY- Hand printed, knob decoration tutorial that can be done on any wooden knob for a door or cabinet.


Wooden Door Knob
Stanley Knife
Dry sponge roller
My $3 wooden cabinet knob


Sponge/ spray paint over knob in chosen colour. Set aside to dry!

All over white wash

You will also need a design...maybe you could draw your own, use a picture or a free clip art/ downloadable. Cut carefully around your chosen image. For this project I wanted to use a simple design therefore chose an anchor. Love, love, love a coastal theme!

Stanley knife around your chosen image

This is actually my favorite part! Using a Stanley knife cut carefully around you're design. Practice really makes perfect and a seamless design is what your aiming for.

Use a Dry Sponge Roller
Use a dry sponge roller and a thick acrylic/ house paint. I do say thick because your chosen paint should have no added thinners or water. The thicker your paint is the better your hand printed design will be; you will be able to achieve quite a sharp image! Aim for the following;
  • A thick paint, 
  • Dry roller, 
  • Firm Hands 
Do have a little practice printing your design with your sponge roller and stencil before you attempt your final hand print on your door/ cabinet knob. Do be sturdy and do not move your stencil until it is complete.

When dry, paint a clear lacquer/ gloss over your door knob and hooray your project is now complete.

 Offcourse, I do have plans for some decorated door knobs for all of the bedroom doors coming off our hallway, I just need to decide on a suitable design! Yes, I will reveal one day soon! Rach x 
Visiting here at the DIY Showoff Parade and Scandi Coast Home linky parties.


Tania Maree said...

That is such a cool idea Rachael.
Love the coastal theme......a lot!!!
Tania ;o)

Hip Brown said...

Thanks Tania. There is something so lovely about a coastal theme... I love beachy colours and the sense of calm they bring. Rach x

Desire Empire said...

Fantastic idea Rachael. Bookmarking this one.

Hip Brown said...

Thanks so much Carolyn! Glad you like!

Scandi Coast Home said...

Hi Rachael,
You could make lovely gift tags with that stencil too......that wouls be cute too ;O)
Tania xx
PS. You have heaps more patience than me......