IKEA Hack: Transform a Basic Cabinet into a Gorgeous Nightstand with a Geometric Design

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Everybody loves IKEA, right? The simplicity of the designs, plus the sense of accomplishment from putting furniture together yourself… this combo makes IKEA a standard go-to when shopping for the home. There are lots of ways to hack IKEA furniture – however, would you like to customize these basic designs to set you apart from the thousands of other people that have the same piece? Turns out, it’s a pretty easy transformation to make. Continue Reading

How to Make Faux Stone Cabinet Knobs

created at: 08/23/2011

A quick search on the Google tells us that one stone cabinet knob can cost upwards to$14 a pop. That is all kinds of crazy expensive, especially when you’re outfitting an entire kitchen. Mine, for example, has 30 knobs. Multiply that by 14 and you’re talking $420 just for knobs. I decided there MUST be a more cost-effective way to get the stone look for less.    

Enter Sculpey, which, if you don’t know, is a polymer clay that you bake in the oven. Continue Reading

Roundup: A Dozen Mod Knobs

created at: 04/11/2011
Need the perfect knob for that MCM dresser/cabinet makeover? Check these out. Some are reproductions, but two are originals. Can you guess which two? For links to each knob, its specs and retailer, visits the links below.
  1. Knobs-Etc. Atomic Cabinet Knob, $6 
  2. Build.com, Podium Cabinet Knob, Emtek 86319, $6
  3. The Hardware Hut, Emteck MCM Atomic Knob, Satin Nickel, $5
  4. Rejuvenation, Saturn Cabinet Knob, $8
  5. Rejuvenation, Whale Tail Drawer Pull, $7
  6. Knobs-Etc. Cone Knob, $6-$9
  7. Atlas Homewares, Mod Round Knob, $8.80
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Contemporary Glass Door Knobs

created at: 03/02/2011

I know someone, who shall remain nameless, who, when about to move out of their early 20th century walk-up apartment, absconded with all of the flat’s period glass door knobs. In (somewhat) defense of the renter, s/he did replace them with standard metal door knobs from the hardware store. This was back in the ’70s, so the replacements could very well have been seen as an upgrade. Seriously, though, is there anything more eye-catching in door hardware than a glass knob? Continue Reading

Clever Idea: Use Beautiful Door Knobs for Furniture Feet

During the late 90’s I was painting all sorts of wood furniture knobs to use as furniture feet and legs. The ‘adorable’ factor was that I painted the feet to match the fabric.  Now it’s 2011 and we’ve come a long way, baby. See how these modernly adorable Anthropologie knobs add punch to a plain old shelf.

Carleyy over on Instructables has a nifty little video to show you exactly how to add some charm to the bottom of a piece of furniture. Continue Reading

Beaded Drawer Pulls…Do we like these?


Dubbed the Bollywood Beauties Collection, these beaded drawer pulls from Atlas Homewares may look expensive, but in the world of fancy knobs, they aren’t ($9.20 for the large size, $8.30 for the small). With some string, wire, beads, adhesive and some ugly old pulls they could even be DIYable. But I can’t decide if I like them enough to go through the effort. How about you? Would you put them in your kitchen? Bathroom?

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How To Make Button Knobs

created at: 2009-04-03

My industrial strength covered button maker is (literally) a piece of work. It’s so powerful it has to be bolted to a tabletop. If you haven’t made that investment yet, covered button kits are readily available for a variety of projects at fabric and craft stores. Speaking of which, over at J. Caroline Creative, there’s an EXCELLENT

tutorial showing how to cover buttons using a kit, as well as how to attach them to store-bought knobs to yield a cutely coordinated desk. Continue Reading

Crafty Ways to Tart Up Your Knobs!

BHG has some clever ways to create custom drawer pulls for pennies. Here are some of my favorites:

Great for a child’s room, simply glue a dimensional letter (found in the scrapbook department of your favorite craft store) at the center of a porcelain pull.


created on: 07/08/08

A bit of paint breathes life into this wooden knob. created on: 07/08/08

A round craft mirror and by-the-yard rhinestones and a little glue bring bling to this knob.

created on: 07/08/08

For the shabby-chic fan, a wooden knob painted white with some white and creamy-color buttons glued on with a heavy duty adhesive (BHG recommends something like E6000) might be just the thing. Continue Reading