Tutorial – Faux Ceramic Drawer Pulls

Get the look of ceramic drawer pulls with this low cost DIY!

Faux Ceramic Drawer Pulls DIY Tutorial

I have been coveting all the beautiful painted porcelain and ceramic drawer pulls and knobs that are around at places like Anthropologie. I wanted to update an old Ikea unit with some, but having 8 drawers, it was going to cost me nearly £50! Eeeps. So I  came up with this DIY version for less than £8!

You will need:

-Drawer knobs I used 25mm plain wood

-White paint/primer

-Blue gloss paint (I used Rustoleum Painters Touch in Sea Blue)

– Metallic paint (I used Rustoleum Painters Touch in Bronze)

-Brushes

-Fine sandpaper

-Pencil and Eraser

Faux Ceramic Drawer Pulls DIY Tutorial

How To:

1. Paint the knobs white, using either a basic white acrylic paint or spray primer. I used an old chopstick to make it easier to hold on to!

Faux Ceramic Drawer Pulls DIY Tutorial

2.Once dry, use some fine wet and dry sandpaper to smooth the surface and then apply a second coat of paint.

Faux Ceramic Drawer Pulls DIY Tutorial

3.Mark the centre of the knob with a pencil.

Faux Ceramic Drawer Pulls DIY Tutorial

4.Draw out your design lightly, starting by dividing the surface into quarters, then dividing each quarter again. Scallop the edges to create a petal-like design.

Faux Ceramic Drawer Pulls DIY Tutorial

5. Using a fine painters brush ( I used a number 5/0) to apply the blue paint. Leave to dry.

Faux Ceramic Drawer Pulls DIY Tutorial

6.Paint a circle of metallic paint in the centre to look like the metal fixings of traditional ceramic pulls.

Faux Ceramic Drawer Pulls DIY Tutorial

7. Once dry, use a clean eraser to remove any pencil marks and you are done! You may want to put a coat of spray varnish over to protect them, especially if they will be used regularly, but I liked the contrast between the matt white and gloss of the blue and bronze.

 

Faux Ceramic Drawer Pulls DIY Tutorial

If you have a go at making this tutorial let me know on Twitter,Instagram or Facebook so I can share with everyone! I love seeing your makes 🙂 Happy Making!

Faux Ceramic Drawer Pulls DIY Tutorial

 

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