Sunday, April 25, 2010

Black and White Check Tutorial

I have recieved numerous emails asking how I painted the checks on knobs. So, here's a quick tutorial - its very EASY. Buy 2 white knobs:
Pencil lines down center and across center:
Use those lines to create wider lines (the width is your choice), both ways:
I begin in the center and color inside every other block to create the checks:
Ta-Da....
I use a Sharpie Marker with a good point - and I use a Krylon Gold Leaf marker to trim the edges:
I trim the edges with gold:

These photos are not too clear, but I think you get the idea. Imagine the possibilities... polka dots, stripes, zigzags, flowers....so easy to do and there is no reason to spend between $10.00 and $30.00 for a knob!! If you make some, share a photo with me!

I'm saving these as a gift for my 100th follower- and I am so close!!

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21 comments:

  1. You make it look so easy! For someone who cannot write a straight line or cut a straight line, I'm scared to even try this - lol!

    Jeanine

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  2. You make it look so simple. Love those knobs.

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  3. Patti I love these! Thanks for showing us. Can't believe you used a Sharpie...I love that because that would be so much easier to control. These look like they came from MacKenzie Childs catalog!

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  4. how does it wear? Do you put these on cupboards that you use all the time. I just love the look.

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  5. Darn what a cool idea and I already have the white knobs. luvvv my sharpie pens. Thanks for the inspiration. Especially like the gold detail ;D.

    Don't forget to stop by and see what Allison, (Our Queen of antique shopping) found!

    Jane T.

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  6. those look storebought! awesome job and not too difficult (aka i can do it, too!).

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  7. Trying this for sure. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  8. I'm crazy for black and white and these knobs are just too adorable...great job and thanks for the tutorial.

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  9. I am here from Motivate Me Monday...What a simple way to make something so cool! I love them!
    -Mama E
    homeandheartsblog.com

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  10. you know i love these. To bad we were not neighbors, we could paint checks allover the neighborhood! lol. mishelle

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  11. What great information - thank you for sharing your secrets! Now I want to go buy some knobs - haha! I appreciate your comments on my blog, Scene of the Grime, and I wanted to let you know I just posted about how to organize and size blog party buttons today. I think you asked me about that.

    Here's the link, hope it helps:
    http://sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-organizing-blog-party-buttons.html

    Hope you have a great week! Following you now!

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  12. What a great idea - they turned out very nice. Thanks for stopping by Atticmag and for your nice comment.
    Allison

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  13. What a great idea, you must have a steady hand.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Hugs,
    Melissa

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  14. Thanks for sharing this. I was wondering the same thing myself. Be blessed .Cindy

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  15. Wow so creative! It looks great!

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  16. Great idea, very creative! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Really cool idea. I wonder if I could get my lines that straight? :)

    Alyssa
    Lifeoflyssie.com

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  18. These are adorable! Do you seal them with anything? ~Marcy

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  19. I am amazed. I was drooling over a similar checked knob at Anthropologie that was an insane amount of money for a drawer pull letmetellyou! Yours are cuter anyway.

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  20. Smart girl. I have found a lot of black and white knobs at Hobby Lobby that are reasonable but I work with painted furniture and I would like to have other colors sometimes. This method should work for me. Thanks so much.
    Pamela

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  21. This is a great idea and so economical too. I like both of those!

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