Who doesn't love those Hobby Lobby knobs? #dododsondesigns #hobbylobbyknobs

How I Made Hobby Lobby Knobs Fit Using Washers


Who doesn’t love those beautiful from Hobby Lobby knobs? One problem that I frequently run across when working with vintage furniture is that the holes in drawers are never the same. This creates a problem that can be fixed one of two ways. I’ll show you both.

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Hobby Lobby Knobs

Who doesn't love those Hobby Lobby knobs? #dododsondesigns #hobbylobbyknobs


I found these mercury glass  decorative knobs from Hobby Lobby and I knew I had to have them . So girly and absolutely perfect for my project! But, there was just a slight problem…


How to correct oversized holes to compensate for your Hobby Lobby knobs. #dododsondesigns #hobbylobbyknobs


The hole in the drawer was a lot larger than then the screw. Which means that the nut that holds the screw in place on the inside of the drawer would slip into the hole. This created a problem. The way I see it, I had two options here.

  1. Fill the hole with wood filler , allow it to dry, sand it with sandpaper till smooth,  and redrill the hole to the appropriate size. I would use my Ryobi drill for this kind of job.

That’s too much work! The more than likely I would have to repaint the whole drawer too going this route.



The Solution To The Problem

How to correct oversized holes to fit a Hobby Lobby knob. #hobbylobbyknob 2. Use a fender washer to create a larger surface for the nut to secure to the back. This is an easier way to work around holes that are too large for the Hobby Lobby Knobs.


Use a fender washer on the inside of the drawer to cover a whole that is too large for the nut. Secure the Hobby Lobby knob with no problems. #hobbylobbyknob


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Simply slip the fender washer over the screw and tighten the nut to hold the Hobby Lobby knob in place.


Hobby Lobby knobs #hobbylobbyknobs


Of course I have to show you the full meal deal. The decorative knobs couldn’t have been more perfect for my project.


Using metallic paint for furniture can really make a statement when you're looking for that wow factor. #dododsondesigns #metallicpaintforfurniture #metallicpaint #furnituremakeover #paintedfurniture

Hobby Lobby Knobs #dododsondesigns #hobbylobbyknobs #furniturerepair

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Until the next project… xo, Do