As promised in yesterday’s post, here is a step by step on remaking old draw pulls using polymer clay. I am showing you how to mold a sheet of clay around an entire knob, as well as a polymer clay flower attached to the top of a metal knob. Both completely change the look, and are fast and simple. No clay experience necessary. Lets go…
- Old drawer pull or knob
- Polymer clay in your choice of color
- Clay blade
- Pasta machine or acrylic roller
- Texture stamp or other means to add texture
- Flower mold
- Condition your clay and flatten into sheet with your pasta machine, brayer or acrylic roller. I used a thickness setting of 4 on my sculpey pasta machine. Place the sheet over the knob to be covered.
- Press the excess clay toward the end of the pull.
- Continue smoothing excess clay with your fingers and trim away with clay blade or craft knife. Repeat until your are satisfied with the shape of the clay around the knob.
- Finished knob; At this point, you can hide fingerprints and dents in clay by adding texture to your knob with a stamp or texture sheet. Then just bake per clay instructions (usually 25 min at 275).
Here it is all attached!
Check out this old metal knob I covered with a polymer clay flower. I used a candy mold I picked up at a garage sale to make the flower. Then I put a dab of translucent liquid sculpey on the knob to adhere the flower. Knob and all goes in the oven… that’s it! A great, thrifty way to refresh your furniture.
Any hardware restoration tricks you want to share? I would love to hear.