As a furniture artist, I have accumulated sooo many old handles & knobs from past projects! I like to use original hardware when working on vintage pieces, however I often inherit oddball finishings that are not original to the piece (*see also UGLY haha). This is where I think this little hack is genius!
Enter the $1 IKEA ice tray...
You will need:
- Stir together the resin & catalyst per the instructions it came with
- Pour into the tray halfway
- Place the knob in the mould, ensuring it is centred & stays upright
- Pour in remaining resin until the mould is filled
- Allow a few hours for the resin to set & cure
- Remove from mould & paint two coats of Slick Stick primer, allowing 12 hours between each coat
- Finally paint in your favourite Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint colours!
When painting on non porous surfaces such as plastic or metal, my go-to primer is Slick Stick by Dixie Belle Paint Company. Priming these little resin creations is essential to long lasting wear!
The aim was to make these furniture knobs look ceramic or porcelain! For that reason, it is essential to finish them in a clear gloss coat... in my humble opinion!
I wanted to take these little creations one step further and embellish them! I have added a metal button to one, and added metallic wax to others! You are only limited by your imagination!
Watch the video tutorial below!
Don't forget to check out my other blog post
using this hack!
And check out this article
by Better Homes And Gardens Australia on my Pineapple Handles using this method!
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