Does anyone remember that I’m currently updating our Master Bedroom? I started the update…. a while ago and I’ve been making progress. However, real life and young kiddos and colds and JURY DUTY dictate that things like entire room updates happen slowly. I have no idea how all my blog friends can do these 6 week complete room transformations because mine always seem to take 6 months! Anyhow, today I am really excited to be sharing another a DIY for the room, How to Make Inexpensive CLAY KNOBS!
As you may or may not remember, I have challenged myself to update the look of our master bedroom with as little cost as possible. I have been swooning for these Anthropologie knobs forever… however, with two night stands, a tall dresser and a long horizontal dresser there was no way I could afford $10 a piece knobs.
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The first step is covering your existing knobs with the air dry clay. I made a ball and then pushed the knob into the ball. Then, I slowly added small amounts to the sides until I had a nice even clay ball.
Then, you let the beauty of air dry clay start… it just sits there and dries out. I waited one day and it was dry enough to start carving. There is no rhyme or reason to the shapes. I simply went around and cut off all the rounded edges. This gives you a nice geometric cut look (inspired by Anthro’s knobs but tweaked to my own taste).
After, I cut down the clay knobs I let them completely dry out. This typically is another day. I gave each knob two coats of my all time favorite spray paint, Rust-oleum’s Metallic Gold and was ready to install.
I ended up just making two, one for each of our night stands. They are the perfect amount of gold loveliness against the dark wood.
All in all, I would have been out $20 +tax had I gone the Anthropologie route. My inexpensive DIY route was practically free. I already owned the knobs, I used about $0.15 worth of clay (estimating – a 2.5 lbs tub is only $4.50) and already owned the spray paint!
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taking these photos here, while I just keep it real.
Note: It was brought to my attention that these knobs may not withstand heavy use. Mine however, are used fairly infrequently and are still intact.
Here are a few of my OTHER air dry clay projects…