Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Old door...no more...

I think I mentioned before that due in large part to this blog, my friend has hired me to decorate her house. Quite an honor, and I knew that I wanted to make several pieces to add to the decor.

One thing I knew I wanted to do was come up with a solution for right inside her front door. She doesn't have a hall closet so it leaves her without a place to hang peoples coats.

So, while perusing my local Re-Store, I saw this old cabinet door, and got an idea...

I took this beauty home for $2, and spent an additional $1 on 4 knobs for it. Then I removed the hardware, filled the holes, sanded it down, and gave it a nice couple coats of black. I used some sandpaper to distress some of the edges, and then I dug out my cricut...

Now, I heard you could use contact paper instead of vinyl, so that's what I bought (white contact paper). But it did NOT stick as well as the vinyl does, so after applying my lettering, I gave it a thick coat of Modge Podge to seal it. I used the Shadow font on the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge at a 3 1/2" size.

After that, I drilled the holes for my knobs, and finito...

I think it should work rather nicely for coats... :)

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  1. Very nice! I love your blog, BTW. You always have such creative ideas. :o)

  2. Very creative. What a neat idea for an old cabinet door. I am definitely adding this to my list of things I love.

  3. Looks super great! I love all the things you can do with doors...large and small! Thanks for linking up to Anything Related!

  4. You are one smart chick! ALWAYS coming up with the good ideas! Thumbs up AGAIN, lol!

  5. Great use of an old cabinet. I love how it turned out! I would love for you to stop by tomorrow and visit for my Bring In The Spring party.

  6. You constantly amaze me. I see that door and think, "huh, old door. Next?"

    That's so cool what you made!!

  7. That is perfect! I need one of those! Great idea and thanks for sharing!

  8. Very nice! It's pretty and now she has somewhere to hang coats! Love those cabinet door projects.

  9. I love this, I would have never guessed it was originally a door!

  10. Oh my goodness! I need one now...I have wanted something to hang bookbags and randomness on...thanks for linking up to us and keep checking back all day for updates!!

  11. You constantly amaze me. I see that door and think, "huh, old door. Next?"

    That's so cool what you made!!

  12. What a great project - I just love seeing all of the great ways to repurpose cabinet doors, this one is perfect. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today!


  13. Great idea, love it!!!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

  14. You never can go wrong at the ReStore... LOVE it! Thanks for sharing at the POPP.

  15. You
    What a
    You know for those (meaning me) less gifted with creativity. ;)

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