Sunday, April 3, 2011

GOOD LIFE sign & 'nother Nascar win! fitting! I took yet another cabinet door and redefined it today. I have had it for awhile and FINALLY decided on a phrase for it. And it's even better now that Kevin Harvick won the race today. That's 2 IN-A-ROW baby! Happy is when HAPPY wins! Woot woot. K...back to my sign. =)

I started with this cabinet door.
I loved the size at first site:

I used fine grit sand paper and sanded it.
I DID NOT prime it. I wanted the wood color to eventually come through. It's just going in my master bedroom so it should be ok.
I painted the center panel Merlot. I'm not exactly sure whose color it is but I found it at Lowe's and it's mixed using Olympic brand paint. =) Once it dried I sanded the center to expose the wood underneath. Using my Silhouette, I cut a custom design I created. I transferred the lettering to the center. I used SW's Divine White and dry brushed strokes back and forth until I was happy with the combination of the wood, the Merlot and the "white wash." I peeled the lettering off. This exposed both the wood color and the Merlot within the lettering.

(YEP...keepin' it real~~>see the mess on the dining room table??)

Within the words GOOD LIFE you can see 383. That's the Mr. & I's wedding date. I actually situated them within the design so that they would be Divine White. {heart}
I gave it all a quick sanding. And wiped it clean.

Then, I added "This Has Gotta Be The" in brown vinyl lettering to the top left corner (ish).
*I KNOW... "has gotta" is improper English* But in fairness~this is how "we" humans say it. Or at least how "I" human say it. And how the lyrics are in the song that inspired this sign. ;)

I used Brown Umber craft paint and painted two metal "thing a ma jigs" I got from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I hot glued them to the bottom panel. I initially did it to cover up two holes made by a cabinet handle but ended up really liking them. So...I put them there because, I'm a creative genius! tee hee

And HERE it is:
This Has Gotta Be The

And my AMAZING Mr. placed it on the wall for me after we watched Mr. Kevin (HAPPY) Harvick get his 2nd win in a row!

It is decidedly so...
This Has Gotta Be The

Partying at the following:
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff:
DIY Show Off Project Parade @ DIY Show Off:
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple:
Mad Skills Party #47 @ Mad In Crafts:
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle:
Sundae Scoop Link Up @ I Heart Naptime:
Tip Me Tuesday @ Tip Junkie
Tuesday Glam Party #22 @ Giggles, Glitz & Glam
Tutorial Tuesday @ Hope Studios:
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch:
Anything Goes Party #11 @ Type A Decorating:
Show & Tell Wednesday @ Blue Cricket Design:
                                             Wow Me Wednesday @ Polka Dots on Parade:
Whassup Wednesday @ Elements Interiors:
Paint Projects Link Party @ Centsational Girl:

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  1. Very nice. Makes me mad that I gave away some cabinet doors I had because my husband wanted "my junk" cleared out of the garage. They really were "my treasures". :(

  2. @Tammy~ Thank you! My MIL is getting a new kitchen so I told my hubby to have them save thee cabinet doors! ;) They must think I have gone crazy. :( That you had to throw yours away. I love working with them!

  3. Ooo... what a sweet repurpose!.. love it!..

  4. I love it too! Re-purposing stuff is my fav thing to do! I have so much "junk" my hubby complains too! I tell him it's not junk it my stuff and I love it!! lol =)

  5. You are really creative and I'm sure that will become a family treasure.

  6. i love this!!! this is so cool. love old cabinet doors. thank for sharing this at my party!

  7. Loving this! Now following so I don't miss any of your fun ideas!

  8. What a fun piece for you and the mister!! Thanks for linking up!!

  9. This is great. I love the cabinet handles. Such a cute idea!

  10. You did a great job on this! All the little touches like the handles were incredible!
    Cheers! Sommer