Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DIY Drawer Knobs

Hey everyone! Wow, I've been gone for a while haven't I? I'm sorry, things have been crazy. We moved last August, and it was the first move for our family. The last time my husband and I had to move anything was in and out of our apartment nearly 10 years ago! So its been pretty crazy moving 5 people and 10 years worth of stuff out of our first home and into our new home. Not to mention with the kids change in schools and a whole new routine, its been hard to get back into a blog routine. I'm going to try to get better, I promise. Starting with this blog post, DIY drawer knobs!

As those of you know who follow RobbyGurl's Creations on Facebook, my husband and I are currently decorating our children's bedrooms. We moved into a house big enough that they each got their own bedroom. Not too mention, my two oldest ones are getting so big and accumulating so many clothes that a small 4 drawer dresser for each of them wasn't going to cut it. So I've been doing A LOT of yard sale-ing the past couple of months looking for dressers, desks, and beds that I could give make overs to for my kids. I've found some incredible steals and I'm loving how their rooms are turning out. I've still got some furniture to finish painting and some final touches to make, but once they are 100% complete, I will share our bedroom creations with you! Now, onto the tutorial.

First, you will needs the following items:

Wooden Drawer Knobs (I got mine off of ebay, they were completely unfinished, including no drilled hole, but thanks to my dad who taught me how to be handy, and my husband who helps me use tools, I wasn't afraid to purchase them without holes, I don't see a problem in the foreseeable future in drilling the holes ourselves.)

White Spray Primer (I got mine at Jones Paint & Glass)

Your choice of small stickers, make sure they are smaller than the face of your knob, or you're going to have wrinkles. For my daughter's, we chose butterflies, for my son's we are going to Superhero's, although we haven't found stickers for him yet, I may need to go to a scrapbook store for this one. :)

Finally, you will need some gloss mod podge, a foam brush and a paper plate.

Now, the first thing you need to do is spray all of the unfinished knobs with the white primer, if you don't want your knobs to be white in the end, then you will need to choose your color of paint. Either way you MUST prime first, otherwise your paint will eventually just peel off. Sorry I didn't take a picture of this step, I was in project mode when I painted these knobs and totally spaced taking the picture. I needed to do 2 coats on both front and back, and I waited 30 minutes between coats, and then let them dry over night.

Next, simply place your desired sticker strategically on your knob, for some of mine, that meant placing them in the middle, for others, I had to place them off to the side so I could fit a little flower sticker on with the butterfly too.

Next, brush a layer of mod podge over the sticker and the entire face of the knob.

Then leave to dry! When they have dried, check to see if any of the stickers edges lifted (some of mine did), just simply put another layer of mod podge over them and leave to dry. I would give them a day or so of drying before putting them on your choice of furniture, this will ensure that you don't accidentally leave your finger print in the not-completely-dried mod podge. Enjoy! I can't wait to show you what their dressers look like with these knobs on them!

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