DIY Vintage Knobs

DIY Vintage Knobs

When we were looking for houses, I wanted a kitchen that needed to be updated.  I wanted to be able to redo it the way that we wanted in a few years.   We want to live in the house awhile and see what exactly we want to do with the kitchen before we start making any major changes.  For now, I am adding a few touches to make it ours.  These DIY knobs were really easy to make and add a little pop of color to our white kitchen.

I bought the knobs at Home Depot. Personally I don’t like matchy matchy, so I got all different sizes and shapes.


First, I used white spray paint to make them all uniform in color.

      Spray paint knob collage

After the spray paint dried, I just used some acrylic paints I had around the house in various shades of blue and green to add some color.  Don’t worry about this step looking perfect because you are going to be sanding the knobs.  Remember vintage…

Painted knob collage

Once  the acrylic paint has dried, I sanded the knobs and then used a mixture of white acrylic paint and water to whitewash them.


If you already have knobs on your cabinets…lucky you! Just unscrew the old ones and replace them with the vintage knobs.  I didn’t have pre-existing holes in my cabinets so I measured each one to find the center and then drilled a hole.  This wasn’t as bad as I had anticipated.  Only took me about an hour for 19 holes.DSC_0871 DSC_0876 DSC_0655 DSC_0670

And that’s it!  A pretty simple addition that gives the cabinets a little character.

Happy creating,


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