Decorative Knob Gallery Wall

Who said knobs are just for dressers, drawers, and cabinet doors?  For me, knobs became the perfect design element to help display four of my favorite wedding photos.

I had the perfect vision for a gallery wall – white slightly distressed frames, ropes, and black and white photography.  The idea looked perfect in my head but when I finally hung the frames, all I could focus on was the screws used to hang the rope on.  I even painted the screws the color of the wall to blend in but I could still only focus on was the screws.

That same week, I was browsing around one of my favorite local design stores call HD Marigold in Towson, MD and saw a bowl filled with various knobs.  I did not go into the store looking of a solution for the gallery wall but once laid my eyes on those knobs, I knew instantly they were the perfect accessories to complete my vision.  I love when that happens!

Do you want achieve a similar look?  All you need is a few supplies!

Supplies: 

  • Frames
  • Knobs
    • if the knobs do not come with screws attached, you can pick up metal headless fasteners (also known as a Dowel Screw) at a hardware store
    • Bolts
  • Manila Twist Rope – Natural
  • Steel Staples
  • Staple Gun (or hammer to nail rope to back of frame)
  • Single Hole Clasp D Ring Hangers with screws
  • Optional: Drywall Anchors

 

Steps:

  1. Measure rope to desired length and cut
  2. Carefully remove glass from the frame, turn frame over and measure/mark location for the Single Hole Clasp D Ring Hangers
  3. Screw in two ring hangers on back of frame on opposite sides
  4. Thread twisted rope through the ring holders and carefully secure to frame with the steels staples
  5. Place glass back in frame and insert photography
  6. Measure location on wall where you want the frames to hang
  7. Screw knobs onto the dowel screws and secure with bolt
  8. Drill hole into wall and insert knobs
    • Depending on how heavy the frame is and if you are hanging frame directly over the cavity section of the wall, use drywall anchors to create additional support
  9. Hang frames and you’re done!

As Always, Live Creatively – Xoxo Joyce

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Homemade Apple Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

Sugar and Spice, makes your skin feel so nice! That’s what this Fall inspired scrub is made of!

Sugar scrubs — what’s not to love?  They are known to:

  • Hydrate the skin
  • Not strip skins of natural oils
  • Have exfoliating abilities leaving the skin feeling so soft and smooth
  • Smell amazing

They are great for personal use as well as great gifts to give to family and friends!

With only a few ingredients (that you probably already have in your home) you can make your own scrub giving you the added benefit of controlling what is being applied to your skin.  This Apple Cinnamon Sugar Scrub takes approximately 5 – 10 minutes to make and I promise you, you will feel like you are exfoliating your skin with the sweet smell of Autumn.

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Homemade Apple Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

Ingredients

1/4 c. Almond oil 

2 tsp. Vanilla

1 tsp. Vitamin E

2 c. Brown Sugar

1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon

1 tsp.  Ground Cloves

1 tsp. Ground Nutmeg

2 Tbsp. Apple Pie Spice (if you do not have this, you can make your own 3 Ingredient Apple Pie Spice)

In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together until fully combined and you’re done! Store in air tight container.

Note: If you would like your sugar scrub to have “more saturated” consistency add more almond oil until you receive your desired texture – I recommend doing a tablespoon at a time.

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Directions:

In Shower/Bath:

  • Let warm water hit your skin for at least 5 minutes. Scoop out the scrub and gently rub in a circular motion on desired body areas (I do not use this particular scrub on my face).  Rinse off and pat skin dry.

Quick Applications:

  • Run hand (or feet) under water for at least 10 seconds.  Scoop out the scrub and gently rub in a circular motion. Rinse off and pat skin dry.

Personal Recommendations:

  • Test scrub on small part of body to ensure you are not allergic to the ingredients.
  • If moisturizing after shower, use a light oil to avoid clogging pores.
  • Not intended for use as a daily scrub – I typically use the scrub 2 – 3 times a week.

As Always, Live Creatively – Xoxo Joyce