Drawer Knob Hunt Yields Surprises
I went on a drawer knob hunt after getting feedback from you guys on the Art Deco Chest. I really didn’t think I would find anymore of the round knobs like the two on the top drawer. But I did! That meant I had to fill the old screw holes. I made a video of the process so you will know how to change hardware too!
Art Deco Chest After Drawer Knob Hunt
I have no idea where I bought the round knobs. I thought maybe I bought 4 of the knobs (sometimes they come in packs of 4) but maybe used a couple of them on another project. I went on the hunt anyway. I have a huge stash of knobs and the tubs in the photo above are part of my stash. I found two of the knobs after a short hunt. Pulling out more tubs of knobs I eventually found 2 more…and I thought that’s going to be it. I was already thinking I could just put gold tone pulls on the bottom doors. But not necessary because I found 2 more! I must have bought 8 originally and never used them on a project. Win-win for this project.
This is how the Art Deco Chest looked with the out of date drawer pulls painted white. Most of you didn’t like the old style bat wing pulls with the style I was going for….Art Deco......and I didn’t either. I was trying to do things the easy way. Now I had more work ahead.
When I removed the white bat wing hardware I had two extra holes to fill with wood putty and touch up with paint.
Two extra holes on either side of each round knob. I had 12 screw holes to putty and paint.
First order of business was to find my wood filler. When I opened the container the putty was a bit dry so I added water and stirred it up for a while.
I’m going to walk you through the process of filling and painting the holes but remember I have a video tutorial that shows the whole process at the end of the post. I use popsicle sticks to push the wood filler into the holes. Then I smooth the filler down with a putty knife. Once the filler is dry I sand it flush with the drawer front using 150 grit sandpaper by hand. Sometimes the putty shrinks when it dries and there is a little sunk in space in the screw hole. Fill with more wood filler and repeat the process.
Once your filler is dry and sanded flush with the drawer you are ready to touch up the paint. This is where the process is a little more difficult. Remember I didn’t paint the chest. I just cleaned it up and distressed the paint. I had to find paint in my stash to match the paint on the chest. I did pretty good. I touched up the filler by painting with my fingers. I just needed a drop or two of paint in a small area. I paint with my fingers a lot.
I think I did a pretty good job of filling those holes and touching them up. If you know where to look and look closely you can see the spots. They will never be noticed when the chest is placed in it’s spot in the bedroom.
Yep, you guys were right. The chest looks much better and more Art Deco with the round knobs. Thanks for your comments and suggestions. See, I do read them. All of them.
Now you can watch the video below to see me in action.
Filling Screw Holes Video Tutorial
Thanks for being here. I’ll see you tomorrow, Kathy