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!