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DIY----Ceramic Drawer Pulls and Doorknobs....Thank you, Pinterest

Updated on July 20, 2015

Before color is applied

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Before baking...

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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?

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Experimenting

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

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My experiment...

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....

  • Sharpies
  • ceramic door knobs
  • ceramic door pulls
  • gloves
  • muffin tin
  • cardboard or other material

After baking...

Before baking

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Baked and cooling

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Sparkling and colorful, back on the drawer

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FYI...

  • 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

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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

brightly colored, makes the drawer POP

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Peggy

      Yes, I have to keep the colors popping as my grandboy loves to talk about them. He has learned how to remove the knobs from the drawers so we take them off and put them back on often.

      I am looking for more knobs for my dresser in my bedroom They will be rainbow colors too

      Thanks for the visit.

      Sending you Angels this morning :) ps

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Peggy

      Yes, I have to keep the colors popping as my grandboy loves to talk about them. He has learned how to remove the knobs from the drawers so we take them off and put them back on often.

      I am looking for more knobs for my dresser in my bedroom They will be rainbow colors too

      Thanks for the visit.

      Sending you Angels this morning :) ps

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Looks like a great project and the results are really pretty. It looks as though you are adding lots of interesting colors to your drawer pulls and doorknobs. Up, interesting and useful votes.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      This is so easy and so much fun. You will love it. Pinterest is a gold mine..I am as addicted to it as I am to hubpages, I fear.

      Have a lovely lovely day :) ps

      Sending Angels to you this morning

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      What a great idea! I have some boring bathroom cabinets in my small bathroom, with white ceramic knobs. I am definitely going to give them some color. Thank you for sharing your find! Voted up and useful! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Mary

      Thanks for stopping by.

      This really was a fun project. I am in the process of replacing all of the wooden knobs on my dressers with porcelain ones so that I can make them look happy happy too for my grandson.

      See you on Pinterest :)

      Sending Angels to you :) ps

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I love Pinterest! Wish I had more time to look at the site more. This is a great idea. I enjoy changing drawer pulls from time to time to change the looks of a dresser etc.

      Voted this UP, etc.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Jamie

      Me, too (love pinterest---it is the BOMB). I fear I have opened Pandora's Box though as I see color on all my knobs now!!!!

      Thank you for stopping by today.

      Sending Angels your way

      :) ps

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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      I love these beautiful knobs! I HAVE to try this :) I had no idea that there were brush tipped sharpies. I must get some. Thank you so much for sharing this. voted up, useful and interesting! PS. I LOVE pinterest!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      thank you , moonlake, for visiting and for the pin.

      And thanks to pinterest there are so many great ideas out there for us to use. I am just getting started!!

      Sending Angels to you this 13th day of the new year. :) ps

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      thank you , moonlake, for visiting and for the pin.

      And thanks to pinterest there are so many great ideas out there for us to use. I am just getting started!!

      Sending Angels to you this 13th day of the new year. :) ps

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      What a great idea. I will have to try this they are so pretty. Thanks for sharing this. Voted up and pinning.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Rebecca...yes, that was a great story. I must dig it out and reread soon. This is one of the easiest DIY projects on Pinterest that yields such a nice result. Colors are popping up all over. Thanks for visiting this 13th day of our new year. :) ps

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      These are some very cool looking door knobs and pulls. Who would've thought! PS I read the book Bed Knobs and Broomsticks a long time ago. I love it!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi KoffeeKlatch Gals...it really is an amazing DIY project. As I said in the hub, I could hardly wait to try it. And I am so pleased with the results. More knobs will be appearing around the place with perky little colors.

      Thank you for stopping by...sending Angels to you and yours. :) ps

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I love the look of these cabinet pulls and the doorknobs. We are currently redoing our kitchen and You have given me a great idea. I am definitely going to try your method. I love it. Up, awesome, useful, beautiful, interesting and sharing.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi KA

      Thank you for stopping by today. It really does produce an interesting effect. And it is just a 1, 2, 3 project that works. Maybe you can give it a try someday. :) ps

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Good evening drbj.....thanks for stopping by...I am in search of more knobs to paint. Soon my whole world will be poppping with color...sending Angels to you this 12th day of the new year. :) ps

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Very clever, Patricia. Now you can go into business and sell these attractive products from your new website: Patricia's Patrician Pulls and Knoble Knobs.

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      Kim Anne 4 years ago from Texas

      I love the "texture" the sharpies leave. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

      Voted up and useful!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hello rajan jolly

      thank you for stopping by and for your kind words...This is such fun DIY project. I am anxious to finds more ceramic knobs to experiemtn with. Thanks for pinning too. Sending Angels to you :) ps

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      These knobs and drawer pulls have turned out so attractive, Patricia. Very simple to create such stunning work.

      Voted up, interesting and pinned.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Bev is a smart lady...new it all the time. Pinterest really is a treasure trove of ideas and guess what?? Men can find 'stuff' there too. :) Sending you some warm and some Angels too...It is 80 here this a.m. Grand baby and I just came in from water play..

      Happy eleventh day of our 2013 :) ps

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thanks for the vote but more importantly for the visit. It is nice to see you this morning. I was simply amazed at how quickly this could be accomplished..And I really do like the results.

      Happy day 11 of the new year. :) ps

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thanks Carol for stopping by...Pinterest gets the clever nod for this...it is so easy and fun...Nice to see you this eleventh day of the new year. :) ps

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thanks Carol for stopping by...Pinterest gets the clever nod for this...it is so easy and fun...Nice to see you this eleventh day of the new year. :) ps

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      How strange that you would write about this. Bev was just telling me last night about the DIY page on Pinterest, and how much stuff she is learning there....and now here you are with the same endorsement.

      Great project; I love the different colors and how they accentuate your furniture.....you are so clever, PS, and I love your attitude of just doing it.

      Thanks for the ideas! Have a wonderful weekend.

      hugs from Oly

      bill

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      This is truly ingenious! Outstanding project and it seems so darned simple. The doorknobs look like jewels when finished. Just so i am clear, you did try this on glass as well - same steps for glass?

      Voting up and sharing

      AWESOME!!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Excellent and they are beauteous. Great craft. You are just so clever. Guess what...Voting UP and Pinning.

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