Faux Door Knob Backplate!

Bryan's Workshop
by Bryan's Workshop
7 Materials
1 Day

Add a little awesomeness to your boring door knobs! If you're like me, you pick your friends solely based on how awesome their door knobs are. "Thanks for inviting me over Gary, but this friendship is over...do you even door knob backplate?"

Before we start, you can totally just buy a door knob backplate on Amazon. There is a huge selection of door knob backplates and at this point in my post, I'm just looking for reasons to type door knob backplate.

On we go!

This is the finished door with the faux D.K.B.



To achieve the maximum level of door knob backplate that I achieved, I suggest using:

-Annie Sloan Graphite: If painted thickly, this dries with a nice texture.

-Calcium Carbonate Powder (or joint compound)

-Metallic Silver Paint

-Black Paint: Any shade

-Varnish (optional)

I didn't measure out anything, but these textures are easy to get.

Just add the Annie Sloan Graphite to a cup and mix in the Calcium Carbonate Powder a little at a time.

Mix small batches at a time so you don't waste any paint.

When the mixture is dry, paint on some watered-down (diluted) black paint. I dabbed a few dots of black paint on first followed by the same brush dipped in water. The goal is to only darken all of the nooks and crannies.

When that is dry, you will dry brush on the silver. A little paint goes a long way!

Razzle-Dazzle y'all! I bought a little bottle of Americana Starlite Varnish, because...there's sparkles in it. My teenage daughter was laughing at me too! Whatever!

I didn't use this on my faux door knob backplate, but like how it turned out.

Before you start, tape off the design.

Make sure you don't clog anything up with paint.

The finished door!

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