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DIY Doorknob Backplate

When we were working on the kitchen, I wanted our pantry doors to be more like French doors. So, our contractor took a bi-fold door kit that matched our other interior doors and used it to create my cute little French pantry doors. I chose some small but classic looking crystal knobs but they just needed something to highlight them. I considered painting the backs but didn’t think I’d like the look at all. Since I’ve been going for a cottage chic look I looked into adding backplates to the doors. First of all they are pretty pricey and then, I had a nearly impossible time finding something that was small enough to fit the area they fit into.

Most of what I found was something like this:


They are lovely but a bit more to tackle than I wanted. So, I pulled out my sketchbook and some medium gray card stock and got to work. After much surfing around for inspiration and ideas I drew the shape I wanted as well as the beginning details onto tracing paper.

Backplate sketch- White Tulip DesignsOnce I had it like I wanted, I used that as a guide to draw out (in pencil) to matching ones on the gray cardstock. Then, I traced over everything in black Micron pen and then went back over them until I felt the line weights would really show.

Backplate- White Tulip Designs                                 Backplate with tape- White Tulip Designs

I cut out the final pieces, cut a small hole in the center, then screwed them onto the doors using the knobs to hold them in place. Everything looked balanced and well spaced so I took them back off again and layered clear packing tape over the front to seal in the edges.

Backplate detail- White Tulip DesignsFinally, cute little door detail and something to help keep from smudging the white doors. Yeah!

Doorknob Backplate - White Tulip Designs

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Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog - 11/04/2015 - 12:02 am

What a fun idea. Great transformation. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - hope to see you again this weekend!

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Jennifer (White Tulip Designs) - 10/13/2015 - 10:49 pm

Thank you Emily! I’ll be there for sure!

Emily @ Two Purple Couches - 10/13/2015 - 10:35 pm

This is so beautiful! They look perfect on your doors! Thanks for linking up with Creative Spark. I’m featuring your project at this week’s party. I hope you’ll stop by to grab a “Featured” button and link up again! The party starts at 6am EST 🙂

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Jennifer (White Tulip Studio) - 03/10/2015 - 8:17 am

Thank you! I’ll definitely be there!

Lou Lou Girls - 03/09/2015 - 6:30 pm

I’m loving this! Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 at our party. I can’t wait! Lou Lou Girls

Jennifer (White Tulip Studio) - 02/17/2015 - 9:03 pm

Thank you!

Joy @ Yesterfood - 02/17/2015 - 6:38 pm

Jennifer, I love this So. Much. I want them everywhere! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this idea with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned and scheduled to tweet! 🙂

Jennifer (White Tulip Studio) - 02/10/2015 - 8:51 pm

Thank you Suzan!

Suzan - 02/10/2015 - 7:08 pm

You’re a genius - these are just gorgeous !

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