Knobs and Drawer Pulls For Kid's Furniture . . .
Whether you call them drawer knobs, pulls or decorative knobs, they're all the same thing, only different! A decorative handle on your children's drawers or doors can be just that little something extra that you need to finish off their bedroom. Get some of the unfinished ones below and decorate your own!
Knob and Drawer Pull Ideas:
- If you can't find replacement drawer pulls that fit the holes you already have, or you want to use something different, fill the existing holes with wood putty and sand smooth before you paint. Then you can drill new holes to fit the drawer pull or knob you want to use.
- You can also get an escutcheon plate that covers the existing holes that has a single hole in the middle for a single screw knob. Check out Lowes or Home Depot. You can find them in various metal finishes.
- Another option if you are removing a drawer pull with two holes that don't line up with any new pulls, try using two knobs instead.
- If you aren't refinishing the piece, you could always glue an escutcheon or flat wooden embellishment
like the one below, that will cover the two holes, then drill a hole or holes to fit your new
2-5/8'' H x 4-1/2'' W Embossed Carvings
- Use existing pulls or purchase plain new ones and embellish with your own findings. Use 'hot glue for jewelry' or E6000 glue to attach old jewelry, buttons, kids small toys, nuts, bolts whatever you can come up with. After the glue has cured, spray with a clear sealer to help protect the glue and the findings from daily use.
- If you're crafty, you can cover knobs with these directions for Sculpey Polymer Clay. These are so cute and the possibilities are endless!
Rockler also has other shapes of Wooden Knobs and Pulls. An easy way to trick them up a notch is to cover kids knobs with fabric. The directions are easy to follow and even have a short video to go with them. However, I would take their directions one step further. After cutting away the excess fabric on the back of the knob, I would add a fair amount of glue and tightly squeeze that fabric around the base of the knob. Who wants it flapping loose?
Use resin and glitter to make custom knobs and pulls.
You can also paint, stain, stencil, use a wood burning tool to make a design, and even glue glitter, buttons and other finding on the wooden drawer knobs pulls. If you're just not the artsy craftsy type, check out these custom hand painted knobs in the picture on the left from Etsy and also another artist does custom painted knobs and drawer pulls with other items to match.
This is a series of five videos showing several ideas for decorating your kids knobs and pulls. They are promoting the Cricut Expressions machine, which is a bit pricey, although it looks like it'd be something fun to have. But for those of you who don't want to or can't spend that kind of money, I'm thinking. . . scrapbooking supplies! You could use your scrapbooking papers and cut outs to get a similar effect. And doesn't everybody have a bottle of Mod Podge in their craft supplies?
Oh, and one other thing. Did you notice in the third video where she was working on the pink knob? A hint here in case you didn't catch it, is to screw your knob onto your project and mark where the top is. Then you will know where to align your glued on piece of paper, so when you're done and screw the knob back on, it lines up properly. (Theirs didn't).