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 DIY 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.
Easy Ideas For DIY Knobs
I recently made over a knob that I plan on using in an upcoming project.
Vintage Button Knobs
For this one, I simply glued a vintage button to the top of a white wooden knob for a more shabby chic look. A knob like this can be customized in so many ways depending on the buttons used. With all the styles and colors, you are able to make just the look that you want.
Anthropologie Inspired DIY Knob
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!
Industrial Fuse Cabinet Knobs
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.
Wine Cork Cabinet Knobs
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!
Make Knobs From River Rock
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.
Faucet Handle Knobs
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? For more DIY knob ideas, check out my post on ten more ideas to add pizzazz to cabinets.