September 1, 2014

Color Blocked Wooden Knobs

Color Blocked Wooden Knobs via fg2b

Hi friends! Thanks for the warm welcome you showed our newest contributor, Heidi, with her DIY Frappucino Recipe. And last week we all enjoyed Jamie's darling Knotted Crochet Ghost Hat. Today I want to share a 30 minute or less project that has the ability to brighten your day- DIY Color Blocked Wooden Knobs!
We have returned from our trip to Cali- if you follow my Insta or FB, you've seen some of our crazy adventures! I was able to pitch my product to the largest design and architecture businesses in the world! It has been surreal! The best part is, we made a ton of sales! Can you guys believe it? Peeps are loving my product and I am loving seeing it all over homes and businesses.



Materials:

  • Scotch Painter's Tape
  • Paint Brush- thin, good quality
  • Paint: metallic and satin quality craft paint - like Martha Stewart
  • Wooden Knobs- I use Weatherwood Stain's Reclamation stain


My knobs just happen to be from a friend who makes them using his lathe. Pretty lucky, I know. You can check out my post on them here. But you can find similar knobs at Hobby Lobby or on Amazon. I decided I want to add a punch of color to my knobs- and color blocking is a great way to do that.


[1] Once your knobs are stained, or if you're planning to use them raw, them you can tape off a section of your knob using your painter's tape. Then apply your matte colors- I think a matte paint looks better when you're planning to use a metallic. I used Martha Stewart satin paint in "Blue Sky."


[2] Once your first color is dry, you can tape off your second line. The satin paint just seems to be more durable than gold, so I didn't mind taping over it if necessary. Next I applied  Martha Stewart's acrylic metallic gold paint



[3] When your metallic paint is dry you are left with something like this. If you want, you can add a third color.  I carefully taped off  a small section and added Martha Stewart satin paint in "Pool."


[4] You may want to shellac or lacquer your knobs, to protect them. That craft paint can chip under pressure. I totally dig how the wood grain is still there, but how they're updated with that pop of color, just like I wanted!


If you're looking for more color blocked awesomeness- check out this post on Dipped Wooden Spoons and the correct way to make them last!

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    1. Thanks, Anne! I'm happy with how they turned out--- and that's saying a lot! xo

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