On a recent trip--well...actually, it's been 3 weeks or more ago--I picked up 4 matching unfinished cabinet doors. It's no secret that I scour the cabinet doors and the hardware as soon as I can get the toddler in the cart and cart wheeled in the right direction. So with 4 of these, I wasn't sure what to make. Make them all the same, create a table with one (I may still do this), make them all different, paint 'em, make chalkboards, embellish with vinyl. Oh the list goes on and on and on in my mind that NEVER shuts off! What your mind shuts off?? How.do.you.do.it?? LOL
So, yeah...here's what I did with one door.
I didn't sand and I didn't prime. I maybe should have sanded but...I was going for a shabby/worn look anyway. I put two coats of Eddie Bauer's Bittersweet on and let dry overnight. Did it need to dry overnight? Probably not, I just needed to get some sleep. lol
I created an Up Words & On Words vinyl design and used my Silhouette to cut out the design. I used scrap pieces of yellow. (eww...yellow! detest that color. Oh sorry, where was I?)
I measured and used application tape to transfer the vinyl to the board.
I used a hinge method on both pieces. The hinge worked good for this project but I don't always use it.
I used a warm damp rag and wiped over the application tape. This helps the application tape release the lettering.
Oh...Don't you love the golden yellow on the brown?? I don't! =)
I then used Sherwin Williams Divine White and put a coat over the lettering and the center portion of the cabinet door. I wanted the outside to stay sold brown to create a "framed" look.
Then I sanded it to create a worn look.
And painted two flat metal hardware pieces a blue I mixed up from another project. I hot glued them to the sign. I just wanted a little touch of color in my neutral matchy-matchy world.
This saying is so absolutely true. I stumbled across it while out shopping one day. I saved the wording in my cell phone because I knew it would be great for a vinyl design. I have designed it several times, in several different ways. I even had it on my wall.
But, I really like this!
How 'bout you??
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SNS #84 @ Funky Junk Interiors
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Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
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