Easy Unique Look Transformation of Dresser Knobs With Fabric Decoupage

Susan Goode
by Susan Goode
6 Materials
2 Hours

I wanted to cheer up and brighten a bedroom chest of drawers and thought the easiest way to do this on a budget is change the knobs! I had sorted out my wardrobe and found an old cotton kaftan top that didn't fit any more and really loved the vibrant design so thought I'd put it to use with my drawer knob makeover.

Decoupaged Drawer Knobs!

Firstly I got to cutting up my old cotton top into smaller pieces ready to fit some new round 44 mm plain white wooden knobs. I bought a pack of 10.

Drawer Knobs and Fabric

I then cut the fabric to size to gauge how much I would need on the round surface and to gather around the neck of the knob so as to create a smooth tight fit. I then pasted on the mod podge matte all around the surface.

cut the fabric to fit around knob

Then position and smooth the fabric using the Mod Podge on the foam applicator.

Cover the surface fabric with Mod Podge

Making sure to soak the whole surface of fabric and especially around the underneath. This helps to create a hard durable surface. I use Mod Podge Matte seal to keep fixed in place.

stick fabric in place firmly

Then whilst still wet I trimmed the fabric in line with base with sharp scissors to make neat.

Putting thin strip of fabric around gathers

Cut a strip of thin fabric to hold top in place and finish neatly

glue the strip of fabric around base of knob

Glue strip of fabric around base firmly to hold fabric in position.

Trim the fabric underneath

Leave to dry and harden. Then screw into place on your chest of drawers!

Decoupage drawer knobs

I am so happy with the result!

How to make Decoupaged Drawer Knobs
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  • Marie Zirilli Whyland Marie Zirilli Whyland on Jul 28, 2019

    Can I do this on metal knobs?

  • Alyson Alyson on Aug 03, 2019

    Aaagh! Why no "after" photo of the entire dresser with all the cool new knobs??? I bet it looks fantastic!

  • Willie Kissinger Willie Kissinger on Aug 23, 2020

    Is the mosaic table still available?? That is stunning. Thanks

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