Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Button Knobs

A friend is giving us a dresser she no longer needs. With Ariel's baby due less than two weeks away, it's great timing since the baby will need a dresser of his/her own. That means playing a game of musical dressers. In the end Moussia will get the new dresser in her room.
Although it's going to be painted with a fresh coat of white paint (neutral to balance out the new color-block nightstand and all the other colorful stuff going on, click here to see her room), I thought it would be fun to glue colorful buttons to flat knobs to jazz it up just a drop.

It's not the first time I glued things to flat knobs. Last year, I updated an old console table and glued river rocks to knobs which you can read about here.

For this dresser, I started with a pack of flat knobs from Target and some fun buttons I found at Jo-Ann fabrics.
The buttons should be at least the size of the knobs or larger. You don't want the knob peeking out from behind the buttons.

If you plan on using Gorilla glue, which I recommend, use sparingly!
It expands when it dries and I used too much here. Half this amount is plenty!

Can't wait to see how they look on the dresser! Check back soon to see the finished result!

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