It seems like my bedroom makeover has been going on for months. My inspiration started with a HUGE CB2 print of ostriches on roller skates. Little by little, the gray, chartreuse, white, and deep purple color scheme has started to come together. My husband and I had bought two IKEA Hemnes nightstands, and they have served us well so far. However, I wanted to do a little something to make the tables a little more unique.
When I stumbled upon this amazing tutorial from Beckie at Infarrantly Creative in which she recreated the Anthropologie Lucky Number Knobs with craft store supplies, I knew I needed to try it myself. I highly suggest following her tutorial, as I followed it step-by-step (with a small deviation at the end) and had great success.
While Beckie suggested using Envirotex Lite to give her knob their beautiful gloss, I decided to go with a layer of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to give the glossy, ceramic-like texture and appearance seen in the inspiration knobs. It worked like a charm. I first punctured two holes in a piece of cardboard and put my near-finished knobs in, screw side down so they stood upright (like a mushroom). I then dripped the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic onto the top of the knob so that it covered the entire knob. Do not use a brush for this step, as it thins out the Mod Podge. I then cleaned up the excess Mod Podge that had dripped onto the cardboard with a damp towel and left the knobs to dry overnight. When I woke up, the knobs were perfectly glossy and had a hard, clear layer on them.
Here’s an up close photo, though it is not really accurate. My camera is not catching the glossy, enamel-like finish of the knobs and it also looks like there are little imperfections on the knobs which are not there in real life. I guess that might be the light bouncing off the gloss. But, I know a few of you asked for close ups, so here it is!
Thanks so much, Beckie for all of your inspiration!!