DIY Knobs That Are Full Of Style For Cabinets & Furniture

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A great way to update tired cabinets or an old dresser is to replace the existing knobs.  There is no better way to add a ton of unique style than to replace the knobs with your very own creative version.  You can make knobs yourself out of just about anything to create a fun look that no one else will have.  Or, you can knock off  your favorite expensive style and re-create it with your own unique twist.

A while back, I wrote a post on a rustic dresser makeover.  As part of that makeover, I also made over the old wooden knobs.  I simply added a flat glass marble over the top of each wooden knob with a circle of decorative paper in between.  You can see exactly how I did this by clicking on the dresser makeover link.

I recently made over a knob that I plan on using in an upcoming project:

For this one, I simply glued a vintage button to the top of a white wooden knob for a more shabby chic look.

There are so many other great ideas that you can do for knobs and here is a sampling of some of my favorites that I found:

I absolutely love these Anthropologie inspired knobs made by Beckie at  Infarrantly Creative.  Check out her blog to see what the original style looked like and how she got it looking so close for just a fraction of the price!

A similar process was done by Kristine at The Painted Hive.  She shows examples of several fun images…you are only limited by your imagination!

Yanet from 3 Sunkissed Boys has a super great idea for an industrial shabby cabinet style.  She uses fuses for her cabinet knobs!  I love the different colors and texture.

I just had to share this idea from Southern Living.  Here’s another creative use for wine corks and a fun way to dress up those cabinets as well!

I have thought of doing this idea myself because I just love the rustic look.  Lilliedale shows how you can make your own knobs using river rock.  This would be fun to do on some rustic furniture, like a dresser, as well.

Wit and Whistle came up with a unique idea for knobs by using faucet handles.    I have used faucet handles for shelf hooks myself and love the funky look.

Have you or will you make your own custom knobs?  What ideas will you try?

Happy Decorating!

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  1. Wow — these are all such great ideas! I love the Anthro inspired ones and your glass marble knobs because you can personalize them to fit your decor, etc.

    1. That’s what is so great about making your own! I’m glad you like the ideas 🙂

  2. I love the wine corks and the fuses. They look great. I added a link to this post from my diy heart rock knob post –

    1. Candi! I love your heart stone knobs! Thanks so much for sharing that link. I want to go out on a quest looking for heart stones now 🙂

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