- Arts and Design
DIY----Ceramic Drawer Pulls and Doorknobs....Thank you, Pinterest
Before color is applied
My first thought was to christen this hub: BED KNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS...but of course I did not. For those of you that do not know of this movie it is a tale of a bed knob, a spell, and magical adventures. Completing this Pinterest DIY project is a bit magical as well.
For anyone who has not yet discovered Pinterest, it is a goldmine of ideas on so many topics from house cleaning tips to beautiful places and spaces to dream of and imagine.
The DIY project in this article is from a pin on Pinterest. I found it a few days ago when I was browsing. And, usually I leave my pins, stored in cyberspace with the intention to get back to them some day.
Have you experimented with decorating drawer pulls and knobs and would like to share?
This project was so fascinating to me I had to try it. I experimented with it a bit and was not thrilled with my results However, my Momma always said to me ..." nothing ventured, nothing gained."
I always try to go by that little maxim. and it has held me in good stead most times. She also taught me to think: "what is the worst that can happen if I do whatever it is I contemplate." And if the consequences are not dire and I might learn something, it is worth a shot.
So, experiment I did and fun it was. I hope you have a chance to give this a try. It is so simple and requires little in outlay from you. You too may come up with other ways you wish to try this project too.
More ideas you may wish to try
Sharpie with brush tip
Using two clear, glass knobs, I painted them with the Sharpie and baked along with the drawer pulls.
As you see, the results are not the startling effect that is achieved with ceramic knobs. It is still attractive and I will use them.
What to do...
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Color your knobs or drawer pull with your Sharpie.
- Begin in the center of the knob or pull, and work outward--this seems to yield a nice result when finished.
- Color the entire knob and set aside to dry.
- When all are colored and dry, place in a muffin tin.
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool.
- Place on drawer or door as desired..
- That is it...nothing else.
You will need....
- ceramic door knobs
- ceramic door pulls
- muffin tin
- cardboard or other material
Baked and cooling
Sparkling and colorful, back on the drawer
- For this project, I used the brush-tipped Sharpie which allows the color to almost flow onto the surface. I do not know if the other marker would have worked this well but this marker makes it a snap.
- Wear gloves if you wish to keep the marker off your fingers.
- This is a quick project and almost no fail.
Question: Can other types of markers be used and produce the same result? I do not know. as I have not tried others.
It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.— Napoleon Hill
A new home for a sassy knob
Once again, on the drawers...love them...
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, hire someone, or forbid your kids to do it.— Mona Crane