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From Cabinet door to Family keepsake!~ November 2, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rhonda @ 10:21 am

I have always loved the personalized signs that I see in catalogs and on other blogs.  I have been wanting to make ours for a while.  I bought an old cabinet door at the Re Store a while back that I thought would be perfect for the task.  It sat and sat but I finally got around to making it last week.  I just love how it turned out and it was really easy to do!! Here is a before shot:

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Cabinet door in the sanding process

Then I removed the hardware and painted a base coat of ivory with craft paint.

Base coat of ivory

Then I cut the letters with my silhouette (it took me longer to find the perfect font than it did to make the sign!)  I stuck the letters in place on the cabinet door and then painted over with a coat of black craft paint.  I wanted to to look painted on instead of just vinyl letters stuck to a board.  I had never done this before so I wasn’t sure if it would peel the paint up or bleed under the letters.  It worked perfectly!!  I let the paint dry but not too long.  I then used my cutting tool thingy (I’m pretty sure that is the technical word) and peeled the letters off.  I sanded it a bit to look aged and I love how it turned out!!  It is hanging on a wall in my kitchen.  I love that the cabinet door had a groove routed out on each side so when turned horizontally, it created kind of a frame for the lettering.  That doesn’t make much sense.  Too early in the morning.  Oh well–here is the final product!

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I will be linking this to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and DIY day at Kimba’s Soft Place to Land.

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12 Responses to “From Cabinet door to Family keepsake!~”

  1. Maureen Says:

    Love it…..and the font!

  2. Sofia Says:

    That is great. I love the look and very clever.

  3. Astrid Says:

    I’m looking for ways to use a few of my cabinet doors. Great idea!

  4. Carolyn Says:

    I love that! It looks great!

  5. shannon Says:

    Oh I love it! I love the contrast with the black too. Great job. I have wanted a sign for a while too.. the only one I have made though is for outside. Thanks for sharing this!

  6. Katherine Says:

    That looks every bit as good as the “professional” ones you can buy online! I love it! Wonderful job.

  7. Cute! Great idea for an old cabinet door too!

  8. gail Says:

    I love it! You did a super job.

    gail

  9. Rachel @ Simply Rachel Says:

    I love it!!! I think I’ll be keeping an eye out for cabinet doors. Thanks for your comment about my chair!

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