Anthropologie knockoff knob tutorial

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Do you love Anthropologie? I do! It’s the perfect store when you are looking for something fun, bold and unique. When my dad and I made our DIY media console, I wanted the knobs to add a pop of color and exude glamour. What better place to go, Anthropologie. One small problem, the knobs I wanted were to expensive so I decided to make my own Anthropology knockoff knobs. The tutorial couldn’t be easer.
Anthropologie knob tutorial

If you can find a design on sale, they are usually pretty reasonable.  Isn’t this little guy fabulous?! 

These knobs I wanted for our DIY Pottery Barn Media Cabinet were out of my budget, as I needed 12! So I headed to Michaels Crafts. I had no idea what I was going to buy but figured something would jump out at me……and it did!

I purchased 4 “four packs” of the turquois jewelry beads on sale for $2.49 for four! There were only four sets of four left so I knew that it was meant to be! I wanted the knobs to look real and stick out a bit from the faux drawer so these little wood pegs did the trick! I hot glued one round wood plug to each bead and then attached (with hot glue) to the faux drawers I made. You could use wood glue also…..I just didn’t have the patience for it to dry over night!

The doors for the cabinet are kitchen cabinet doors that we had left over. I flipped the cabinet length wise and turned it so the backside was facing out (it was the flat side). You can use any door, but if you are going to glue MDF to it to create a faux drawer look, you will need to make sure you have a flat surface. I purchased 1/4” craft MDF (wood) at Lowes and cut out “12” 6×6 squares. I glued the squares to the door and Viola, faux drawers! Smile I did reinforce with small finish nails (use short finish nails & nail from the inside so you don’t see the nail head).
Pottery Barn DIY cabinet

Presto! Four Generations One Roof’s version of a DIY Pottery Barn Media Cabinet & DIY Anthropologie knobs. You see see the cabinet post here. Smile

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  1. domestiCate says:

    Looks great! Way to think outside of the box.

  2. Jessica Bruno says:

    Thank you! 🙂

  3. rachel@Acts of Life says:

    Very clever! I wouldn't have thought of that.
    I wasn't sure if you got the email I sent you about passing on a blog award to you. If not you can see it on my blog.

    Hope you have a good weekend,
    Rachel 🙂

  4. Ghetto Ideal says:

    I'm going to try this with my Ikea Rast dresser in our foyer. It looks really nice stained. But fancier knobs would really set it off. Thanks for the tip.

  5. Heather @ new house, new home, new life says:

    That is amazing!!!! I'll be keeping this in my back pocket of ideas.

  6. Barbara Martin says:

    Very clever. I wonder if there is some way I can make that work for real knobs. hmmmmmm

  7. So you just glued the knobs to the drawer? Are they durable? I would worry that they would pop off if pulled on with too much force…

    1. I used hot glue and have only had trouble with one and that’s because my son (he was four at the time) rammed his truck into the side of it. They are all still on there 🙂

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