Because I love to find a new life for nearly any piece of furniture – whether it’s worth salvaging or not – knobs are a big part of my DIY life. They’re distracting, actually. If I’m in a shop and there is a heap of decorative knobs there, just waiting to find a new home, I find it very hard not to dig through the pile. Crystal, glass, brass, vintage – there are some amazing pieces out there. And then I found a fabulous section on the Darice website – they carried decorative knobs too! An idea was born. I just needed some spaghetti sauce jars to carry it through. I decided to create some upcycled DIY jars for storage with these pretty decorative knobs!
- Mason Jars (I used spaghetti sauce jars.)
- Americana Chalky Finish Paint
- Darice Paint Brush
- Drill Bit and Cordless Drill
- Darice Decorative Knobs
I started by gathering a few sauce jars around the house. I soaked them in hot water and then scrubbed the labels off of them. I wanted jars that didn’t need a lid and band, but instead had a screw-top lid.
Two coats of paint is all you’ll need to get decent coverage. I will warn you, Chalky Finish Paint is meant to be a bit chippy and weathered. I like that look for these DIY jars, which is why I chose that paint. If you’re wanting something a bit sleeker, spray paint would be a good choice for this step.
If you’re looking for other ways to upcycle jars, check out this awesome shabby chic mason jar lamp DIY project.