09.14.12

MAKE IT / 19

the closets in my new room are white and simple (see here)…but that doesn’t mean the door handles have to be. we replaced my shiny silver round handles with these colorful painted ones and it made a huge difference! these would fancy up a dresser as well…now let’s make them.

what you’ll need:

• unfinished wooden drawer pull (available at most hardware stores)
• ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape
• gold spray paint
• multi surface craft paint in desired color palette
• paintbrush
• spray clear coat (optional)

how to make it (follow along with animated photo below!)

• tape exterior edge of drawer pull taking care to smooth the tape as you go along
• run a piece of tape across the top of the pull at an angle
• spray 2 coats gold spray paint on exposed area, let dry
• remove tape and either : A. run tape across the top at a different angle or B. cover the gold area and then run tape across the top
• brush several coats of colored paint over the exposed area. depending on what you have taped off the colored and gold sections will overlap in different ways.
• remove all tape after paint has completely dried
• spray with clear coat if desired. we love the contrast of the bare wood and painted surfaces so we did not coat ours, but if you’re concerned with wear and tear then you might consider a coat or two.

i like to display my bright necklaces on them…

it’s time to fancy up those drawer pulls and closet doors, people. do you have fun ideas for door knobs?

project by: natalie shriver for designlovefest
photos by: kimberly genevieve
more DIY projects here
this project was sponsored by this project was sponsored by ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape

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    anna says:

    what an awesome diy!! love how the gold really complements those colors and the wood. this is definitely going on my to-do list this weekend… thank you for sharing!!

    sue says:

    completely love this idea… we’ve recently moved & have inherited silver shiny door knobs too… i’ve been searching for neon pink or faceted gold replacements, but having seen this i’m thinking why settle for either when i could have both! love it! may have to steal it! 😉

    Carla says:

    Love that idea! It looks modern and fun. I’m moving to a new apartment in a couple of weeks so I might consider this. Thanks! – Carla

    Love this idea! Great tutorial. This will be great to replace a knob on a drawer that fell off- I just don’t use it now which is silly!

    My favorite DIY I’ve seen in a long while! This is so, so fun! My little brain runneth over with ways to put these into action.

    Tan says:

    I’ve been wanting to jazz up the dresser my dad made me years ago without drastically altering his hard work. This is perfect!

    Sarah says:

    perfect. What a great way to add color when you’re renting, too! You can always put on new knobs and not get hit with fees!

    So simple… I’m using this idea, ASAP.

    – tianna 🙂

    Emma-Jane says:

    Looking goooood! 🙂

    Pink + Gold are the best combo!

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    Cutest and easiest DIY ever! The colors you used are perfection!

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    Alison says:

    This is such an adorable way to showcase the things you love and make organizing fun! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this idea – it’s simply wonderful. – Alison { aliology.com }

    idreamofkelly says:

    these are rad! i want some!

    Drew here from catfishandcaviar! Can’t wait to try this DIY since I am moving in a week and need a new home project! THANKS 🙂

    Lisa says:

    Hey Bri, now that I had another look at your white closets’ doors, you can go even more edgy by painting in patterns (not everything at once of course, but small touches) with the method you used with the shelves (tape + paint + spray).
    Or some simple thin gold lines in different angles could make the difference too.
    Oh my, I’m looking at my closet now like it’s a huge blank canvas 🙂

    fred says:

    these are brilliant! thank you! will save them for when our spare room turns into a nursery 😉 Have a dresser which i want to change up a bit!

    Anouk says:

    OMG I love the idea so much ! And it is so easy !

    I love this idea! It really does make them look so much more modern and playful.
    Where are is that whitewashed bureau from? Love it too!

    Annis says:

    I love this, i have the exact same (boring) knobs at home. I tries to make a gif yesterday, but yeeeez i need some photoshop help 🙂 waiting for the e-course! 🙂

    Cath says:

    Wow, these door knobs are gorgeous!! I’ll absolutely have to try this out!

    P&F says:

    Love the idea! Very cute, easy to do and USEFUL! Thank you!

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    lindsey says:

    Hi! Who is that white dress by??

    Stephania says:

    This is such a cute idea! Love! Thanks for sharing!

    Marion says:

    What was the brand and name of the pink paint you used? Love it!

    Renee says:

    Great idea! I have a cool vintage dresser and I need to change the knobs but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. These are perfect!

    what a fun way to spice up a cabinet or closet! so simple but so cute 🙂

    Sara says:

    Oh, I love this! So much! My kitchen cabinets need some new knob love, and I think this may be the way to do it! 🙂

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    Candie says:

    I LOVE this project! You should enter it into Craftbaby’s Geometric Art Challenge!
    http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/41/young-house-love-geometric-art

    Xo

    Jenny says:

    This is the cutest idea. When I saw it on pinterest I assumed it would be hard to make, but reading your step-by-step instructions makes it seem super easy.

    I’ve found super cheap wooden knobs on eBay (http://stores.ebay.com/Flatlanders-Fine-Cabinet-Hardware?_rdc=1) so now all I have to do is go find me some metalic paint and I’ll be on my way!

    Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

    Jerrica says:

    Love this! I found your blog through Pinterest, thanks so much for the how-to. I painted the wooden knobs that came with my Ikea Rast dressers and they turned out great!

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    Does anyone know if this technique will work on metal/metallic knobs? Also, do you have to use spray paint first? Can you just use acrylic paint to complete the whole teqnique? I would appreciate any help if anyone knows. Thanks!

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