Ten DIY Cabinet Knobs That Add Pizzazz To Dull Cabinets

Are you tired of your kitchen or bath cabinets?  Or, maybe you have a chest of drawers that just doesn’t quite wow you.  Instead of a full makeover, maybe all you need to do is switch out your dresser or cabinet knobs. This change of hardware is often enough to give an instant face-lift and energizing affect to your tired looking cabinetry.  Of course it could also be done in conjunction with a full makeover if needed. DIY cabinet knobs not only look unique but they can also be very budget friendly.

I rounded up some of the most creative DIY cabinet knobs that I could find to bring you this list of ideas.  All of them are sure to bring an exciting change to any standard knobs that you may have.

DIY Cabinet Knobs:

1.  Heart Rock Drawer Pulls

heart shaped rock drawer pull
Heart rock drawer pull by My Rustic House

The last time that I was in Florida, I collected several heart shaped rocks exactly for an idea like this one.  I am still waiting for the right piece of furniture to use them on in our cabin but have a dresser makeover coming up soon!

2.  Faucet Handle Knobs

faucet diy cabinet knobs

I love how these old faucet handles add an industrial touch to this dresser makeover. You don’t even have to have matching handles! It looks more interesting to have a variety of different styles and colors.

3.  Vintage Inspired Knobs

diy cabinet knobs

I gave an old dresser with plain wooden knobs a very easy upgrade using the existing knobs.  For starters, I added a small rectangular wooden piece that I stained, glued to the area in back of where the knob would go, and drilled a hole for the knob bolt.  I also stained the knobs a darker color than the painted dresser and added a glass bubble to the front with some vintage paper adhered to the back.  You can see the entire project at the link above or by clicking on the photo.

4.  Twine Wrapped Knobs

twine wrapped knobs
Twine wrapped knobs by Pennington Point

Another way to repurpose some old knobs is to simply wrap them in twine.

5.  Vintage Lock Drawer Pull

vintage lock drawer pull
Vintage lock drawer pull by BHG

Here is a fun rustic look that would be great for just the right piece of furniture.

6.  Vintage Ruler Drawer Pulls

vintage ruler drawer pulls
Vintage ruler drawer pulls by BHG

Another excellent idea coming from BHG is to use vintage rulers as drawer pulls.  The look definitely enhances the overall feel of the vintage dresser.   I would love these in a rustic kitchen as well.

7.  Vintage Spoon Cabinet Pulls

vintage spoon cabinet pulls
Vintage spoon cabinet pulls by Hutch Studio

I am always seeing vintage silverware odds and ends at antique stores or flea markets.  It would be fun to pick up some pieces just for a project like this.

8. Knob Makeover With Vinyl

knob makeover with vinyl
Knob makeover with vinyl by The Scrap Shoppe Blog

These plain white knobs were given quite a makeover using vinyl.  See exactly how this was done by clicking on the link or photo.

9.  Clay Label Knobs

clay knobs
Clay label knobs by Liz Marie Blog

You can make your own knobs from clay and stamp labels on them for handy organization.  All you need are knob bases to attach the knobs to.

10.  Vintage Button Knob

diy cabinet knob

I gave this knob a little makeover by attaching a vintage button to the top.

I hope you have been inspired!

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Creating rustic styling on a budget by giving new life to old things and using the beauty that is already found in nature. Read more about me.
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