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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21 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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

    That's so cool what you made!!

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

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

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

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  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!!

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

    That's so cool what you made!!

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  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!

    Chelsea

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

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

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  15. You
    Are
    Awesome
    !!!!!
    What a
    GREAT
    idea.
    Thanks
    4
    Sharing
    it.
    You know for those (meaning me) less gifted with creativity. ;)

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