So my hubby, aka Mr Awesome, painted the desk that we purchased off of Craigslist that went into my office. The knobs were plain and I went to the store to purchase some newer ones. Wouldn’t you know it, all the knobs I like were 8 bucks a piece!! No way was I going to pay that. So what did I do? I bought some super cheap ones for about $.70 each and covered them with fabric.
I gathered my supplies:
- Drawer knob, $.70 at my local hardware store
- Fabric, $.80 and I clearly bought more than enough
- Mod Podge
Basically I traced the lid of the Mod Podge onto the back of the fabric to get a circle larger than the face of the knob.
I cut it out and then used the applicator to put some Mod Podge on the face of the drawer knob. I placed the knob on the material and let it set for a few moments and then turned it and set it on the base and let it dry.
Next, I cut notches around the material that had since dried to the top of the knob, so when I glued those down they wouldn’t be too bulky. I applied the Mod Podge and tucked the material around the knobs. I then let those set until dry.
Now to attach them to the desk.
I think they turned out pretty good and I like how it pulls the color of the wall (True Turquoise by Glidden).
When I mentioned above that they didn’t turn out perfectly here’s what I’m talking about. On one of them it’s a little bit uneven on the underside.
On another you can see the gaps in the material.
All in all, for about $3, I’m very pleased with how they turned out.
Have you tried any DIY projects lately?