Saturday, May 1, 2010

Another Fun Cupboard Door Transformation

I'm so excited to be here at Tuesday Trade-off! This is such a fun opportunity and I hope you guys will take a minute to go visit my blog, A Little Knick Knack. We have lots of fun over there with giveaways, blog swaps, a Friday link party and other exciting news. Hope to see you there soon!

Remember this fun little project? Well, a friend of mine needed a little gift for a wedding present, and asked me to make one for her! I said sure! She called yesterday and needed it this morning! No problem. This just shows you how quickly you can produce this fun, personalized gift.

Luckily, I had been to Ikea the day before and, following many a tradition, I peeked around the remnants section. I found this lovely cupboard door for $5. I loved the weight (so light!) and the beadboard look of it. I bought it thinking I could surely use it for a project someday. I was right!

After sanding it down (you just need to get the shine off)...


I gave it a coat of Heirloom White, by Rustoleum. Love that stuff!


After it dried, I found a font on Word and made it the size I wanted. Printed, cut out around the words and flipped it over to trace it in pencil. Then, tape it to your board where you want the words to go, and trace over the print with a pen or pencil. Your carbon on the other side should leave a nice outline. I used my trusty black acrylic paint pen to fill in the lines.


After that dries, quickly sand it down again for a nice worn look. I finished off the weathered look by applying a coat of faux technique glaze. Works like a charm!

I added the knobs because at this short notice, I didn't have time to go buy hooks. I had the knobs on hand. If I had more time, I probably would have spray painted them a nice flat black or ORB, but, I think the silver looks nice as well. With knobs, I'm hoping she'll use this to hang some pictures or something else fun in her home.

Hopefully, her friend will enjoy the gift! Have a great week everyone! Thanks for this fun opportunity, Tricia!


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23 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL! I just LOVE using cabinet doors for signs!
    ~Bridgette

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  2. That looks great! I'm sure they'll love it.

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  3. Wow, you whipped that right up! I love it. The cabinet door was the perfect size for this! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I tried to email but you have a "noreply" :(

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  4. Hi Meg-

    What a great gift idea. I remember giving my sister a clock that was personalized with her new married name on it. If you know the person's style you could make it to go with their decor. The best part is it looks like an expensive present, yet very inexpensive, just a little time on your part.

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  5. That is adorable! My goodness you are quick!

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  6. I love it! This is such a great idea. I really like giving it as a wedding gift!

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  8. This makes such a great gift,personalized and everything! I hhope to make something similar when my sis in law closes on her new home!

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  9. I LOVE it! Turned out great!

    Nancy

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  10. LOVE it! Functional art at it's best! Aren't cupboard doors the best made signs ever?!?

    Thanks for linking it up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

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  11. This was a great gift idea! It looks great!

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  12. That turned out beautiful!! I love the color you chose

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  13. What a cute idea, it turned out great!

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  14. Great idea and it looks good too! Thanks for stopping by - I'll be following to see all of your fun crafts!
    Laura Lynn

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  15. Oh my gosh, I love it!! DIY projects like this one are my favorite! I just can't believe how simple you made it look and how well it turned out. Great job girl!

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  16. I may be stealing this idea for a wedding gift - I love it!!

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  17. sO CREATIVE love this idea, too bad Ikea is over an hour away for me.

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  18. Love this idea, can't wait to try it myself

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  19. That IS super cute, and very similar! Love how you added the name in the middle -- and what a great way of doing it. May have to try that on my next one! :)

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  20. That is lovely. I like the distressing detail you did.

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  21. So cute!! I just became a follower. I would love to win one of these. Your blog is super cute too.

    I had 4 kids in 4.5 years, so I am totally with you on being crazy busy. They are 7, 5.5, 4, and 2.5 right now. I love my kiddos and love being their mom. I also really love the outlet I get from blogging. So nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by The Pumpkin Patch.

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  22. I have a question!! I'm a new reader, I hope you answer questions. :)

    What would be the difference between applying the coat of faux technique glaze and staining/painting/sanding to get the weathered look? Curious if you've done a side-by-side comparison.

    The glaze looks SO much easier! But I'm going to guess you get less control over it...?

    Curious to know your thoughts!

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