I don't think I have ever bought a piece of furniture to paint that has all the screws for the knobs.
MIA - one missing!
I know not to stress over a missing screw, because:
#1: Most are standard size, 8-32, and if it's not it's O.K., I will show you why in a minute, so keep reading. The length can be different and no problem there either!
# 2: Lowe's (and other stores) have this handy little gadget thingamabobber on their wall. So you can take in a screw,
Find what size it is
This one is a standard size, but what about the length?
They also have a measuring gadget
You measure it. Then go to the wall right by this great gadget and find what you need! or ask a sales associate to help, I do ALL the time. So Thank you Sales Associates - you rock!
There you go - It cost .97 cents for a pack of 4. Hopefully the next time I am missing one, this one will fit. If not, I take another trip to Lowe's! (I shop at Lowe's because it is closest to my house)
I have a shower drain that is missing a screw, so I took the one I had in and Voila - it's fixed!
Just curious - Did you know about this gadget thingamabobber to help you find the size of screw you needed?
(P.S. As I was taking pictures, I gathered a crowd. I was nervous taking pictures. Then I started talking about what I was doing and the nerves went out the door. Also, one the sales associates is my son-in-laws Aunt Jill. And the other one was his baseball coach. I also made some new friends, who wanted to paint furniture and didn't dare. I gave them the pep talk and they are going to try! I love this world!!!)