IKEA Hack: Transform a Basic Cabinet into a Gorgeous Nightstand with a Geometric Design

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Everybody loves IKEA, right? The simplicity of the designs, plus the sense of accomplishment from putting furniture together yourself... this combo makes IKEA a standard go-to when shopping for the home. There are lots of ways to hack IKEA furniture - however, would you like to customize these basic designs to set you apart from the thousands of other people that have the same piece? Turns out, it's a pretty easy transformation to make. Today we're taking a look at how easy it is to upgrade your IKEA furniture, thanks to Norse Interiors' system. You can style up a wide variety of IKEA furniture using prefab cabinet designs and knobs. Everybody will be asking, “Where did you get that?"            

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How to Make Faux Stone Cabinet Knobs

by DIY Maven

How to Make Faux Stone Cabinet Knobs

A quick search on the Google tells us that one stone cabinet knob can cost upwards to$14 a pop. That is all kinds of crazy expensive, especially when you’re outfitting an entire kitchen. Mine, for example, has 30 knobs. Multiply that by 14 and you’re talking $420 just for knobs. I decided there MUST be a more cost-effective way to get the stone look for less.

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Contemporary Glass Door Knobs

by DIY Maven

Contemporary Glass Door Knobs

I know someone, who shall remain nameless, who, when about to move out of their early 20th century walk-up apartment, absconded with all of the flat's period glass door knobs. In (somewhat) defense of the renter, s/he did replace them with standard metal door knobs from the hardware store. This was back in the '70s, so

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Beaded Drawer Pulls...Do we like these?

by DIY Maven

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Dubbed the Bollywood Beauties Collection, these beaded drawer pulls from Atlas Homewares may look expensive, but in the world of fancy knobs, they aren't ($9.20 for the large size, $8.30 for the small). With some string, wire, beads, adhesive and some ugly old pulls they could even be DIYable. But I can't decide if I like them enough to go through the effort. How about you? Would you put them in your kitchen? Bathroom?

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How To Make Button Knobs

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

How To Make Button Knobs

My industrial strength covered button maker is (literally) a piece of work. It's so powerful it has to be bolted to a tabletop. If you haven't made that investment yet, covered button kits are readily available for a variety of projects at fabric and craft stores. Speaking of which, over at J. Caroline Creative, there's an EXCELLENT

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Crafty Ways to Tart Up Your Knobs!

by DIY Maven

BHG has some clever ways to create custom drawer pulls for pennies. Here are some of my favorites:

Great for a child's room, simply glue a dimensional letter (found in the scrapbook department of your favorite craft store) at the center of a porcelain pull.

 

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A bit of paint breathes life into this wooden knob.

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A round craft mirror and by-the-yard rhinestones and a little glue bring bling to this knob.

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For the shabby-chic fan, a wooden...

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Hardware: Locating Hot Knobs and Pretting Pulls.

by Chris Gardner

"What's the perfect way to spruce up cabinetry and furniture? Knobs and pulls, baby! Terrific hardware is where [it is],, especially if you're in the mood for a fast, inexpensive way to breathe new life into a tired piece." So begins Decor8's Holly Becker on the vast world of cabinet knobs and pulls. Her article for Real Simple details some of the resources for both new and vintage hardware, as well as matching to the piece.

Hardware: Locating Hot Knobs and Pretting Pulls.

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