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DIY Project – Make Your Own Play Kitchen Knobs

I know today is Friday and I’m sure you are so excited to see the play kitchen all finished, but I’d love for my nieces to be the first one to see it.  I’ll be posting the pictures tomorrow, Saturday April 7th at 11 am PST.  I’m so glad you all joined me through my first big DIY project: making a play kitchen. If you missed the series start here.

For today though, I’m going to share with you how I made the knobs for the stove top.  I’ve searched and searched for inexpensive appliance knobs for the stove top. I checked the big-box-store and local hardware stores; they were expensive.  To be honest, they cost $7 to $20 dollars for a set of 4 knobs.  I couldn’t see spending that much!  So I came up with another idea and although I wasn’t totally excited about this idea at first; I love how they turned out.

Supply List

  • 4 – 1 to 2 inch round wooden cabinet knobs
  • Color of your choice paint for the knobs (I chose a charcoal color to match the stove top burners)
  • White paint for the details
  • Fine paint brush or tooth pick

Here is how I made them.

I bought 4 2-inch circular wooden knobs from the hardware store. They were $0.79 each. Doesn’t the wood grain it look like the AT&T symbol? Anyways, moving on! :)


I painted them a charcoal grey color and let them dry for 1 hour.

Then, using a pencil, I drew on the details.

Next, I used a tooth pick and painted the details with white paint. You could use a small fine paint brush instead. I didn’t have one, but the toothpick worked great for me and added it character! :)

After, I let the white paint dry (1 hour).  I brushed a thin coat of Mod Podge, to give it that glossy finish!

I just love how they turned out. Here is just a little sneak preview of what the play kitchen looks like. :)

Make sure you stop by tomorrow to see our finished project. Happy Friday everyone!

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