add knobs without drilling holes

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

So, I'm pretty excited about this little handy project from my laundry room makeover.
Remember when I told you I have a little sneaky surprise when it came to these knobs?

Ba Bam!!!


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That's right peeps.  We added knobs without drilling holes or damaging the cabinets!
How to do it:
Use knobs that have a large base that will meet up with the cabinet, preferably ones that don't have the metal prong (the technical word escapes me right now) sticking out of the back.  Some that do can be removed by unscrewing them.  Mine wouldn't budge, so I sawed it off.
These knobs came from Hobby Lobby.  The base was originally white, but I gave it a little gold Rub 'n Buff to fancy it up.

Cut a piece of Command Strip to fit the knob's base and press it into place on your cabinet front.


Peel off the paper backing and firmly press your knob into place.


That's it!

I'm so thrilled with these little knobs!  They add a fun bit of color and haven't budged a bit with all their use.

Even though they don't have the handy little tab sticking out for removal, I'm feeling pretty confident they will still come off without any damage to the cabinets.  UPDATE:  We removed the knobs while we were moving out, and there was no damage to the cabinets!

Seriously, my favorite renter friendly thing yet!  If we were going to be renting longer term I would totally be doing this on all of the kitchen cabinets.

Isn't that like the world's quickest fix?!!  Love stuff like that.

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16 comments :

  1. Shelley, this is such a good idea! I've pinned this as a reminder because I definitely have some cabinets that I'm not sure I want to pull out the drill on just yet!

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  2. Again, brilliant! You are full of great ideas, girl. Love those knobs too.

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  3. they look awesome! great idea, and i love the rub n buff bases!

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  4. What a nifty little idea + I love your knobs. They look really beautiful:) Thanks for that, sweetie.

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  5. Dude, you are rockin' that laundry room. Seriously. They're gonna want you to leave everything when you move. :o)

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  6. fantastic idea! How easy was that :)

    I love the command sticky strips, work on so many things

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  7. Command strips do not come off easily if left on for long time. Takes the paint off and part of wall.

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    1. I didn't have that problem with the command strips not coming off easily from the walls or from the cabinets. It may have something to do with the quality of paint already on the walls, not sure, but I'm sorry to hear it didn't work for you.

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  8. I'm really curious to know how this has held up for the past few years. I love Command strips, but I've never tried cutting them down like that, and I've never tried them in a situation where I'd be pulling on them all the time. I'm moving soon to a place with no cabinet knobs in the kitchen and want to try a non-drilling (alas, the plight of renters everywhere--no holes) method of installing them. I'm especially curious about whether this might work on a drawer, which could require more force to open than a door.

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    1. We were in our rental about a year so that is as long as I have experience with them. But, during that time they held up perfectly. It was on a cabinet door that was opened about once a day. I'm not sure how well it would hold up on a drawer since, as you mentioned, it would take a lot more pulling on a drawer to get it to open than a door would. Might work on a smooth rolling drawer that isn't weighted down too much inside. It's always worth a try!

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing this! 😊

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  10. Thanx for sharing this simple little decorative tip. i'm lovin' it 😀😀

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  11. Thanx for sharing this simple little decorative tip. i'm lovin' it 😀😀

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