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!
DIY Jars for Storage Project Supplies:
- 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.
My children stared at me, aghast, as I drilled these holes. So I capitalized on their curiosity and put them to work.
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.
Once the paint had dried, all that was left was to remove the nut from the bolt at the back of the knob and then secure it to the lid.
If you’re looking for other ways to upcycle jars, check out this awesome shabby chic mason jar lamp DIY project.