Thursday, July 7, 2011

Dude, Nice Knob



Looking for a place to hang your shit ? Add some knobs to your mirror!

Materials
  • spray paint
  • drawer pulls / knobs with flat backs (no screws)
  • mirror (this one was 5 smackers at Target)
  • tape
  • newspaper
  • any household glue like E6000
  • paint marker
  • old earring

Gather materials and decide which knobs go where. Remove any screws from drawer pulls that are screwy.


Spray paint or draw on any knobs that look too boring. I removed the hook from a rose-shaped earring and spray painted the design onto an otherwise lame knob. I also drew on the white ones using a paint pen:
Lay the earring on top of the knob and lightly spray

Jealous?

Cover the mirror with newspaper and tape down. Add spray paint to the frame of the mirror.

Stand the mirror up so the paint drips down
I used the earring on the mirror too
Keep spraying until you like how it looks. I wanted some of the spray to end up on the mirror surface, so after the initial spray, I removed the newspaper and added some random speckles. Allow to dry overnight.

Once the paint is dry, it's time to glue yer knobs. Lay them out before you add the glue to make sure you like the placement. If you're an anal motherfucker, this is the part of the show where you pull out your ruler. For the rest of us, eyeball it.


Be sure to follow directions on the glue! Allow to dry overnight and hang it:

Tips:

  • If you use Gorilla Glue, remember that it foams up and makes a mess that resembles tobacco-infused spit on your project.
  • Find a rad old picture frame and add a mirror to it.
  • If your knob has a screw that won't come off, ask your granddad to saw it off.
  • Work on this outside, nowhere near your neighbor's car.
  • Careful when you tape off your mirror. Don't let this happen to you:

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