Sunday, June 26, 2011

Painted Cabinet Door = New Sign

One weekend when Greg and I hit up a flea market we'd never been too, I found a stash of cabinet doors for $2.00 each. There were all different sizes and colors (though that didn't matter) for an awesome price. I snatched up an armfull (well... I really had Greg carry them) with ideas floating in my head of what to do with them.

My first idea is probably pretty common:


I decided to make a nameplate to hang somewhere in the house. I started out with this plain cabinet door:


It's small enough that it might even be a large drawer door. I also gathered my Parchment craft paint, some brushes, distressing ink, dark brown vinyl and my Silhouette to cut the design.

I primed the panel white, then painted two coats of Parchment craft paint. I used the font "Betty Noir" (my favorite!) for my last name and cut a Fleur-de-Lis (because we live in Louisville!)


Then I used my distressing ink and a dauber to rub into the corners and around the letters to "age" it a bit. I didn't like how some of it turned out so I went back over it with the craft paint to tone it down.


I really like how this little project turned out. Now I just have to decide where to put it in the house!

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  1. Love this! What a fabulous job and the color is perfect. I'm always on the hunt for old cabinet many possibilities!

  2. great job! and great finds, for 2 bucks!

  3. luv luv the colours perfect job on the colour combo.
    Do not forget to add our linking it this party here

  4. Super cute idea! I think it looks great!

  5. Had to click on the link just because it said Stein! That was my maiden name. :) Very cool craft!

  6. It turned out beautifully! I love the distressed effect!

  7. I love the cabinet door and what you did with it. So beautiful:)

  8. Love it! Never thought of doing something like that, but it looks awesome!

  9. You guys are at it again--awesome job! Thanks for linking up last week to Sew Woodsy! We hope you will join us again tomorrow! :)



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