HAND PAINTED BLACK & WHITE CHECKERED KNOBS FOR SUSAN & TUTORIALIsn't the Internet amazing!!
Susan in Pennsylvania was searching the web for knobs for her kitchen cabinets. She (herself) is getting ready to paint her kitchen cabinets black and she wanted knobs that were different. She found some black and white checkered knobs online, but they were very expensive.
She needed close to 20 for her kitchen.
She also told me how she wanted them painted.
Since she had options of sizes and shapes, I suggested that she use the wider ones.
Also, I suggested that she could put round ones on the top cabinets and square ones on the bottom cabinets, or vice versa. I love the idea of black and white on black cabinets.
These knobs were wooden and I used craft paint for colors.
First step: I usually use a primer on bare wood before painting.
I painted two coats of white. Then, with a small brush I painted checks a soft browny yellow. Next, with the same small brush, I painted uneven black checks over the yellow.
Now, I was just painting samples. If I were painting them for her cabinets, I would make a little check stencil, so the checks would be more even.
Around the edges I used a metallic gold paint.
Last, I sealed them with a clear sealer. The two bottom knobs are sealed with a satin and the top round one is sealed with a dull sealer. I like the dull sealer better than the shiny.
I suggested that if she wanted me to paint the rest of them for her I would be very glad to.
But, she could do it herself if she wanted to try. She said she thought she might give it a try.
I know she can do it and you can, too.
These would be so cute on furniture or a board to hang your coat or dog leashes.
The possibilities are endless and
YOU DID IT!!