Friday, January 2, 2009

Another Use for Ceramic Cabinet Knobs

A few months ago I posted about these pretty ceramic knobs I purchased at Hobby Lobby for $2.99 and that they were also 1/2 off. I haven't worked on any furniture to put them to use yet, but I thought of an idea today as I was cleaning. Why not use them for your drapery rod finials?

This is how my drapery rods are now in my living room. Round sculpted balls which I like. Actually, I am going to replace them with some larger rods soon and use these in my son's room. Anyway, why not replace them with a drawer knob like the ones below....

I think the red looks great and brings out the red in my curtains.

The blue ceramic looks great, too. Maybe not with my colors, but definitely in a room with blues, beiges, blacks. I am thinking they would look great in a kitchen!

If you're lucky enough to have a Hobby Lobby in your area, be sure to check out the drawer pulls and cabinet knobs sometime. They have so many cute cabinet knobs/drawer pulls and they are very reasonably priced. Especially if you are patient and wait until they are on sale for 50% off.

The knobs already have a screw through the center, just as you will find the finial on the rod has. If the screw is too small for the hole, you can replace the screw with one the same size as the original finial, or you can do what I did for these photos (because the screws in the knobs were a little too small) and dab a bit of hot glue around the inside of the curtain rod at the hole and hold in place for a few seconds. Be sure you keep the screw in the knob. They'll stay in place just fine and because it is metal, the hot glue peels off when you need to remove them.

Be Inspired! -Karol :0)


Stacey said...

Hi Karol! I love this idea. I've seen the beautiful knobs at Hobby Lobby. The uses are probably limitless.

Corgidogmama~ said...

Cool beans knobs! Clever idea!
I still want to move in!

The Nester said...

Charming! You are so creative!

Lynn said...

Waaaaaaaaah... I MISS Hobby Lobby!!! I still get the emails and I YEARN to be able to go there again!

Kasey Hunt said...

I really like the look too.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

That's a really cute idea! I love Hobby Lobby!


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