Picture knob Plaques

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HERE ARE MY Picture Knob Plaques!

THIS IS my son’s changing table with drawers. The middle drawer kept breaking off… so instead of fixing it. I un-screwed them all. Removed the clothing and other wood parts and made a little cubby hide out spot for the kids. WHAT DID I DO WITH THE DRAWER FRONTS?……… my hubs shakes his head, laughs at me, and says I am cute.. and creative! he!!!



YOU COULD EASILY pick up some wood at the hardware store and knobs and make these yourself.
prime wood~ two coats
paint wood~ three coats white paint
paint knobs~ acrylic paint
glaze knobs, wipe off with paper towels
 finish knobs with clear acrylic sealer “gloss”
do a outer glaze paint to plaques, wipe off glaze with
paper towels.
use a stencil and brissel brush to stencil
“No.” and numbers
whole punch card stock paper
 glue pics. on
add twine, tie knots hang pics.
close up of the painted, glazed, and acrylic clear sprayed knobs.

angle shot!

I DUG UP some pics. that will work for now, but they aren’t my fav. I want the size to all be the same. You can hang pics. widthwise too. I am getting 5×7 pics. made up in BW and they will be hung widthwise.


My No. 1-3 kids, oldest to youngest. The plaques sit on my really long shelf above my window, leaning against the wall.

I HEART THEM…. YES’ the kids and the boards! 😉

I am linking up with Tatertots and Jello for your Favorite Project in 2010 HERE.


  1. Those are so adorable!!

  2. Looks fabulous! Great redo!

  3. Very cute!

  4. Absolutley love these. I think I will make some for myself.

  5. Love them! I love the numbers on top too!

  6. LOVE this. Easy, crafty, and so freaking adorable! And you can find so many dressers, etc. to do this with (on the cheap)!! I can’t wait to try something like this. I’ll have to bookmark this one 😉

  7. very clever Jen. Super cute.

  8. CUTE! I love the pop of the little red knobs. TOO fun! Hope you’re having a happy day!

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

  9. I really love those! Very clever!

  10. This is TOO freckin cute! Seriously! I love that! Now I need to go find a dresser to rip some doors off of!!!

    *Come on over – I’m hosting my first giveaway!*

  11. This is soooo cute! I love this idea! Visiting by way of Strut your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple. MakazHome.com

  12. I love them too! Nice work! I especially love the font on the No.’s.

    Nice work!

    I’m your newest follower and can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

  13. Fabulous! Please join our latest linky at Dragonfly Designs! Thanks for sharing!

  14. You are so dang creative! i LOVE IT!! I need some of your creativity to somehow transfer to me… I’ve been so busy with summer i haven’t even used my creativity at all!!

  15. cute and creative, your husband was right 🙂

  16. Love it! I’m always looking for new ways to display photographs.

  17. Fabulous idea! I love finding new uses for old things… very creative.

  18. I heart this! Great job!

  19. I’m totally diggin’ your creativity! Looking fwd to followin’ your blog!

  20. Oh my goodness! Those are ADORABLE! I love them. So so creative too! I will definitely be stealing this idea! I’m becoming a follower of your blog so I can see more ideas! Love it!

  21. oh this is a GREAt and so creative idea! Love it and Im so stealing it!!! 🙂

  22. I know where to get old drawer fronts! I wonder how this would look done on shutters. Would you give these as a Christmas present? I ask because of guest blogger series I’m hosting. Holla if you’re interested. Thanks! Julia

  23. Super clever! Ohhh jenn I might just be that copy cat…if I ever find time

  24. Oh my HECK, this is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time!! What creativity!! You are inspiring! Thanks for sharing this incredible project!!


  25. Wow…2 inspirational ideas from you in one day. No surprise there….I love the way you reused those door fronts. I think thats a great idea…however i would have to tweak it since I have 5 children. lol Maybe I can you the drawer front of a longer draw with 2 knobs. But that would make 6….ahhhhhh I think we’re completed our clan. Having that extra knob might leave room for fate. lol Thanks as always for your wonderful crafts.

  26. These are too cute! Love how you thought to re purpose them! You are too stinking creative!!


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  27. I heart these too! What a cute idea. ‘Fraid I can’t use it at my house – I only have a No. 1! 🙂

    Have a sparkling Fourth!

  28. Those are darling!! I want to make some for my number 1,2, and 3!!
    visiting from justsewsassy.com

  29. You are on a roll with your amazingness!!! I love it.

  30. Great for the home and the kids!

  31. What an awesome idea. I love it. You are way too creative. I would have never thought to do that. Now you have me looking around my house for broken things to turn into cute crafts. I have that same star:)

  32. What an awesome idea. I love it. You are way too creative. I would have never thought to do that. Now you have me looking around my house for broken things to turn into cute crafts. I have that same star:)

  33. so cute!

  34. This is totally AWESOME!!!! I love everything about it!

  35. What a great idea – you did a terrific job! So adorable.

  36. What a fantastic idea. They look beautiful! Found you on Funky Junk!


  37. Love these!! They are beautiful!!!

  38. These are so cute! I’m featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com! Grab my “featured” button.

  39. I L.O.V.E these!!! Found you from Some day crafts! ~Bridgette

  40. Oh I adore this project. It is going in my style file for sure!

    Happy 4th of July!

  41. Love them!! So, so cute 🙂
    Have a great weekend!

  42. this is really a sweet idea!

  43. Those are so stinkin’ cute! What a great idea. Have a great 4th!

  44. Love this! Beautiful project.

  45. Your Hubs is right… you are cute & creative! This is really cleaver 😉
    Victoria @ DesignTies

  46. These are fabulous! Right down to every detail! The twine is just such a perfect touch!


  47. What a great idea, Jen! I love the way they turned out. Lucky you have three kids! : ) I love the No. stencils.

  48. What a great idea! Very cute..the pics and the hangers.

  49. This is adorable. If you used any of our sponsors products like Gorilla Glue or DecoArt (Americana Paint) on this project you could enter it in the http://www.DIYClubinc.com


  50. These are so cute! Which font did you use?

  51. I really like this idea, and may have to borrow it in the future! 🙂

  52. I just can’t get enough of this project! I shared your project today on my Wednesday’s Wowzer’s:


    Have a great day, and thanks for sharing!!

  53. I want to make those! They are amazing. I don’t have a changing table that I can take apart at the moment, but I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for something to use. Thanks for the idea.

  54. When I saw this featured at Tatertots and Jello I just HAD to come by. This is one of those projects that made me say THAT is awesome, out loud even! 🙂 Fabulous idea, i just LOVE it. Going to share it on Twitter, Stumble and Facebook. Well done 🙂

  55. Love this idea!! Great way to reuse something too! I featured this on my friday favorites!!

  56. Hi jen 🙂 I just wanted to let you know that this project will be my first feature as the newest Craft Gossip editor 🙂 My channel is Home & Garden and encompasses all things decorating and home. There seems to be some sort of technical thing going on today, but if you aren’t subscribed, go ahead and do so and you should be notified when it goes live 🙂 Thanks for the great project!

  57. This is wonderful! thanks for linking it up to the Iron Crafter! 🙂

  58. Still love this idea! Cute, cute.

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

  59. Super cute. I couldn’t have thrown those drawer fronts out either. I like how easy it will be to change up the pics as the kids grow too.

  60. what a great way to showcase cute photos! Not just your typical framed photo! Love it!

  61. You made the top 10 in the Iron Crafter!

    Check it out here: http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2008/03/iron-crafterknobshinges-top-10-i-mean.html

  62. I just featured this on my blog! I’d love it if you could come and grab and “I’ve been featured” button! Thanks for such a great inspirational project!

  63. Wow! I have got to show these to my daughter, so she can make them for someone for Christmas!
    Thank you for sharing!

  64. Very creative. I want to make my own for my 3 kiddos. Thanks for posting this.

  65. What a super idea. I really like this! I am your newest follower.

    Bonnie from somewhereincraftland.blogspot.com

  66. Hi! I love a contest & I am luuuuuvvvvinnnnn your blog :0

  67. I am following your blog now 🙂

  68. These are so creative and cute! Look like something out of Pottery Barn. Good Job!


  69. Adorable…so glad you saved the drawers fronts! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  70. This is such a cute project! I love how you upcycled the drawer fronts. Cute pictures, too! Thanks for sharing.

  71. Love it! Whenever we don’t want the kids to know what we’re talking about, the hubs and I call them “number 1” and “number 2”. 🙂

  72. Really love this idea! I have some old door fronts just waiting for something like this.

  73. These are so cute!! Great idea!

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