This ubiquitous brushed nickel knob came off a cabinet I recently painted. I didn't want to re-use it. I wanted something more colorful and unique for its new white backdrop. Plus, I'm kinda 'over' the whole brushed nickel thing. I know--boo, hiss. I looked everywhere--even the hoity toity knob store. I didn't find anything that grabbed me, so I decided to make over the knob I already had.
Knob makeovers on the www usually involve spray paint, but that seemed ho-hum for what I had in mind. Instead, I broke out the polymer clay for my makeover. Here's what the knob looks like now:
I used a picture of a dahlia that a took a few years back as inspiration. I started by covering the entire front of the knob with a thin sheet of polymer (as evidenced below) and then rolled and cut out lots and lots of petals using a tiny heart-shaped cookie cutter. I just kept building up--working from the outside in--with petals. I made everything permanent by baking according to the instructions on my clay package. It's been in use for several months now and the petals are in perfect condition and completely intact.