May 14, 2010

Painting cabinet knobs the easy way

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We have all painted knobs before, but when I was painting 22 of them for my kitchen I thought, there has got to be a better way!

Now for you speed readers, here's the tip styrofoam and Glaze

I took my 50 cent knobs and using the screw they came with and stuck them all in styrofoam.  The beauty of this is that you can turn them every which way to get them spray painted. Just a little tip, don't tempt fate and turn them upside down!

Here is my second tip

Not the cat, the Clearcote Hi-shine glaze by plaid.  If you have never used this you are in for a treat!  One or two coats of this thick glaze is like laying a sheet of polyurethane over your project.

Look at this shine!
When I did my kitchen knobs I painted a floral design on them, but today I felt like having fun! So I went to my stash of  goodies.

Now don't hate me, but last week I went to the closing of this antique store (junk store) and got this bag of goodies for $20.00 a fairly good deal after I picked out all of the cockroach parts.....Love Florida!
So, I added one of my new goodies to a knob.

Sorry for the bad picture
I love when I find this vintage porcelain jewelry, this was an earring.

A Flower decal
And a polymer clay rose.

So there you have a quick tip for painting knobs.

I have a question, would you like a quick tutorial next week on making a polymer clay rose or is this something that everyone already knows?

Happy Creating



bee'nme said...

GREAT tip(s) Carol - thanks!! I love the use of your sweet 3/D goodies on the knobs for fun...beautiful effect! And I'm trying real hard not hate you for your haul from the antique store...but I can't really hate you as I have been the beneficiary of wonderful deals like that's a blessing, and I'm happy you were so blessed! :o)

I for one would love to see how those roses are made...I haven't a clue...Thanks for sharing your great ideas - very inspiring as always!

Have a great weekend!

Hugs & Blessings,

annieg said...

Super tutorial! Thanks, Carol.

Marilyn said...

Your site is so nice. Love the knobs. Martin is a cutie. I've posted 3 times so maybe this third time will be a charm and actually post.

Marilyn said...

So pretty. I love your site. Martin is such a cutie.

Olivia~ said...

Oh my your kitchen is sooooo dreamy and i love the idea of old jelwery on knobs or the roses, i wonder if they would hold up with the boys and the kitchen cabinets? I would love to know how to make the roses!

Lucy said...

Your kitchen is yummy! and much tidier than mine.! Love your stash, what a deal!
I would love to know how to make the roses too although I might not get to that project until 2013!!
Go lookie what I found today and love to know what you got at the estate sale!!
Lucy (By the Hill)

Debby said...

Oh boy, I love your awesome stash of goodies and your kitchen is gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by earlier, I love having visitors.

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hello Ms Polkadot!
Thank you for your PS visit!! No one in my family would EVER want the cute purse so in the will it goes to you :-))
I LOVE your kitchen and cabinet knobs and how creative you were with them. Gorgeous results!
And I agree with Lucy - tutorial please!!
Plus - I don't HATE you for your fabulous sparkling find but I sure am jealous - in a good way of course!

Laura PARING DOWN said...

What a great knob tutorial. Absolutely beautiful and very sweet.

I'm a new follower!

:) Laura

Pink Princess said...

Hi, I also have an English blog, you can read that one instead of theDutch one :). Thanks for following me too

Hugs from Marian

The Happy Homemaker said...

Beautiful!I'd LOVE to know how to make a polymer clay rose:)

Sandy Michelle said...

Yet another genius idea! I know nothing about polymer clay!

Sandy xox

P.S The book teaches you how to make different embellishments and different ways of how to decorate letters, it also has unique tag ideas.

CC said...

I would love a tutorial on a clay rose. Ages ago, I made roses from bread/glue dough that have held together all these years, but never having worked with the clay, I could use the help. If I can find a place to follow you,I will..other than that,I will bookmark and check back often to see the way you make roses. Thanks so much...

Denise said...

That is a great tip! I've never used that stuff but will definitely file that idea away for near future use! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Unfortunately, I don't live anywhere near you (Oklahoma)

Gina said...

The knobs are so pretty! What a great idea.

sewingseeds4U said...

Wow...I love the knobs and the fact that each is unique. Would love a tutorial on clay rose.

Jennifer said...

I would LOVE a tutorial on making the roses...I am getting ready to paint a small dresser in that pale green color, and I have been wondering what kind of knobs to use to replace the metal one's that it has roses would be great!

Pat Harris said...

Hi Miss Polka Dot, I too join the long list of admirers of your kitchen and the knob idea. Both are wonderful. Thank you for the great advice at junkblossoms as to what to do with the corner chair Ron made. It makes a lot of sense. LOL Now if I only knew what corner..... Blessings, Pat. By the way, I really enjoy your blog. Thank you.

susan said...

I am not sure how I got here, but so glad to see your knobs! I can't believe you painted the first ones! I love the old jewlery on them. Maybe everyone else knows, but I have no idea how to make the polymer clay rose!

Debbie said...

Carol you ROCK...Oh my when I saw the styrofoam, I thought I needed you like 8 years ago.....what a job I had, mess....this was great. I love the vintage jewelery too....hey you can link this to my party have something posted not from a retail works for me:)

Debbie said...

P.S. Did I mention I love how they turned out? Well I do:)

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Thanks for sharing; I just love your blog! xoxo

Marydon Ford said...

WOW-ZA! You bought a nice stash there ... love the knobs. Hadn't heard of this coating before.

Have a fabulous week.
TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What an easy way to do the knobs!! I'll try that. Love your pretty kitchen. I had a white kitchen in our last home and really miss it!

Thanks for stopping by and entering my Cottage Charm giveway! Good luck to you!

Hope you had a fantastic weekend!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Jacalyn @ said...

Love your kitchen! Thanks for the tips! I may be a day late and a dollar short but I sure would like to learn how to make the clay roses! Thanks!


Debbie said...

Carol I forgot to mention on my hubby loves the sign, he was impressed. I been wanting to get rid of that for sometime I love it!

jen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
I love the styrofoam idea...I tried this once with cardboard and lets just say I bought some
new knobs...

Diane@InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Carol-

Thanks for the great idea on how-to use the liitle tin molds I found while yardsaling.
I love your stash of junked jewels, what a great find for $20.00. I would not be able to pass that up either. Your knobs came out great - one of a kind, I love that. Hope you have a nice evening.

Anonymous said...

Oooooh, I love the knobs! Can I do that on brass or only wood? I have brass and want to spruce them up but don't know what to do with them. I have so many that it will cost a fortune to replace them. Any ideas?
Thanks. Marcy

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, those came out so beautiful! I would love to see the tutorial! I have never played with polymar clay and have thought several times hat I would like to make this or that. So, I would love to see it!

Diann @ The Thrifty groove said...

Oh, and I just became your latest follower because I don't to miss anything! LOL

June said...

Hi Carol,
You cracked me up with your comment at my place. You know...funny farm one. How do you know that I'm not blogging from there.LOL! Nope, so far I'm sane, I think.
This is sheer genius with these knobs. I think I will be looking for that spray.

Kat said...

Super Carol. Your kitchen is lovely too.

Kathy said...

Yeah! I love this! I need a notepad and a shopping list when I view these blogs! Going to get one now! This would require quite a field trip. I live 1 hour from any decent store!!!
Thanks for sharing.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Seriously, $20 for all the gorgeous jewelry!!! Lucky you! said...

my typeset tray WOULD be perfect for your stash! :)
pretty knobs!

Biljana said...

Hi Carol!
Thanks for visit my blog, I am your newest follower too:)) Your blog is absolutely beautiful:))
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

How wonderful and beautiful!