Sunday, March 8, 2015

HAND PAINTED BLACK & WHITE CHECKERED KNOBS FOR SUSAN & TUTORIAL

HAND PAINTED BLACK & WHITE CHECKERED KNOBS FOR SUSAN & TUTORIAL

Isn'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.
While searching, she came across my blog and emailed me to see if I would paint some sample knobs for her.  She found these wooden knobs online and mailed them to me.
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.

TUTORIAL
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!!

18 comments:

  1. I love your knobs they turned out great! Thanks for visiting to share on the Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week!! Hope you have a great week!!
    Karren

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  2. These look fabulous.
    Julie
    Thank you for linking up with #wordlesswednesday
    co-host - http://www.julieinthemaking.com/

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  3. These are so pretty and unique. I'm not sure why it's never occurred to me to paint my own knobs but I really love the idea. I'm so glad you linked up with us at Your Turn To Shine! ~Amy

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    1. Thank you! They're not hard to paint and you could use any colors or design you might want.

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  4. You did such a great job on painting the door knobs...they are beautiful. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! They're not hard to paint, if you want to try.

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  5. These turned out great! Thanks for sharing

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  6. Lynda!!! These are BEAUTIFUL. As in... "I want them'-beautiful. Great share. Thank you for being a part of our party SHARE IT one more time, Saturdays. It wouldn’t be a party without you! Have a great week! Rose, FineCraftGuild.com

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  7. How cool! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week. :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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    1. I think anyone could paint these. And, the checks are so cute.

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  8. Great job! I love how they look a little time worn. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    jann

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