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DIY: Painted Pastel Knobs

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DIY: Painted Pastel Knobs

March 5, 2019

An easy DIY with a big return on investment? Swapping out your standard-issue hardware for hand-painted wooden knobs.

Spotted on Lushlee several years back, these painted pastel knobs are still a favorite, used to match or stylishly mismatch a dresser.

the inspiration: hand painted knobs by finnish designer and stylist riikka kant 9
Above: The inspiration: hand-painted knobs by Finnish designer and stylist Riikka Kantinkoski of RK//Design and Weekday Carnival. The knobs are no longer available, but can be easily replicated with a sample can of paint or two.
for a similar rough hewn look, don&#8\2\17;t bother sanding or priming firs 10
Above: For a similar rough-hewn look, don’t bother sanding or priming first. (But do for a smooth, opaque finish.) Use painter’s tape to block the top while painting the base.

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 the \1 \1/4 inch natural wood mushroom knobs are \$3.30 on amazon. 11
Above: The 1 1/4-inch Natural Wood Mushroom Knobs are $3.30 on Amazon.
 many paint suppliers sell eight ounce samples of their wall paints, an easy w 12
Above: Many paint suppliers sell eight-ounce samples of their wall paints, an easy way to match a color you already have at home. Photograph by Mel Walbridge from Architects’ 12 Favorite Blush Pink Paints; for more pale and pastel-hued paints we like, see: Architects’ 8 Favorite Warm Gray Paints10 Paint Picks: Jade and Celadon Green, and Remodeling 101: 10 Happiness-Inducing Paint Colors.

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This post is an update; the original ran on March 29, 2012, as part of our Rite of Spring issue.

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