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Friday, August 17, 2012

Lace Filigree Cabinet Knobs {Anthropologie Inspired}

I have a crush on Anthropologie's Lace-Strewn knobs. They are the prettiest robin's egg blue ceramic knobs, with a delicate metal filigree. So sweet:

I like them so much, I was inspired to create my own Anthro inspired knobs.

To make your own Anthropologie inspired cabinet knobs, you will need any set of plain knobs. (mine were wooden)

Clean, lightly sand, prime and paint your knobs.

Find some pretty lace paper doilies and cut out the parts that you want to use.  I actually used a double thickness of doily for greater depth.  I also layered elements for additional dimension.  Lightly glue your layers together in a couple of spots so they will be easier to work with. (hint: use tweezers when working with paper filigree)

Now, you can paint your paper filigree pieces. (you may be able to skip this part if you use metallic doilies)

To give patina to your filigree, apply an antiquing medium and wipe off, leaving the desired amount of patina in all the little nooks and crannies.

Next, decoupage your pieces to your painted cabinet knob -- Mod Podge works great for this.  (I added a clear glossy topcoat to my knobs before this step, but you may not need to if you use a glossy paint)

Now I have two crushes:

The lovely Lace-Strewn knobs from Anthropologie, and these easy to make paper lace knobs.

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  1. These are fabulous! It's really hard to find knobs that are different, beautiful, and cheap, too! How do you keep coming up with these wonderful ideas?

  2. I adore these, super cute and affordable too!

    xoxo, Tanya

  3. I am in awe of your imaginative way to mimic the pricey knobs and come up with a cheap solution that looks just as good as the originals, if not better. Those are amazing!

  4. These are great! Until I read the tutorial, I thought you had used jewelry findings. Thanks for sharing!

  5. These are so beautiful and seem relatively easy to make. Great job!!

  6. Amazing! What a great idea. These look wonderful and have to have been so much cheaper than Anthro.

  7. love the knobs, i would love to feature them,if this would be ok with you please let me know.

  8. Best DIY I have seen in a long time!

  9. What a cool knock-off! It's sometimes mind-numbing to see the price tags on knobs. I'm so not willing to pay that - but with this idea, I can pretty up my old ones!

  10. I mentioned you on my blog today, come by and check it out
    Faye (MacGIRLver)


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