Amazing friends, you know I love this day…it’s Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday boohoo!!! My friends and I get together the second Tuesday of every month to share items we rescued and reloved! Look for links to their makeovers at the bottom!
Today I am sharing what I did with one of the cabinet doors that came from above our stove before adding the DIY custom built range hood cover:
Last week I shared our Christmas kitchen that included this really cute countdown truck that I picked up at Hobby Lobby:
Well the day I bought it, there were still 54 days until Christmas to go. However when I tried to set the blocks to say “54”, the four and five were on the same block and neither was on the other block, so I couldn’t use it yet. It turns out that you can really only count down from about 32 using the blocks the way they are set up. Bummer!
So when I was deciding what to do with this cabinet door, I knew I wanted to make some sort of countdown to Christmas so we could start as early as we like!
Here is what I came up with:
First of all, we only have FOURTEEN days till Christmas. I was trying to be smart and set it so it would be right when this post went live, but alas, I am no mathematician. Clearly. But 14 days?? Wha???
I was lying in bed when I thought up the idea for this in my head. That happens a lot!
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Pretty cute, no?
I started by painting the door. It took three coats…
Then I painted them in with craft paint in Black Cherry:
This also took three coats and I probably could have given it one more.
I pulled the tape off while the paint was still wet:
Love those nice crisp lines the FrogTape gives! And the red and white are really festive!
Then I created this graphic in Photoshop Elements and uploaded it to my Silhouette Cameo machine. (I have this one HERE.)
I printed the graphic on contact paper to create a “stencil”. I use contact paper because it is easy to come by and cheap, but I usually have to end up adding all the tiny center pieces of the letters by hand, which can be tedious. I’ve used this transfer paper and it makes it much easier.
I applied the graphic to the door and painted it in with Delta Black acrylic craft paint using a small brush:
I gave it two coats and then removed it while it was still wet. I waited to remove all the little pieces left behind, using this tool, until it was dry.
If you don’t have a silhouette, you can transfer this the old school way using the method I share HERE.
And one in the reverse as you will need it in the reverse if you use the old school transfer method:
Once the paint was dry, I sanded lightly all over and sealed with Annie Sloan’s Clear Soft Wax.
Then I found this little set of skis that made a cute addition to the bottom corner:
I attached them using Gorilla glue as well.
And here it is hanging in our kitchen!
I hope you enjoyed this whimsical Christmas project today!
There are three more fun makeovers for you to visit below:
This was my Trash-Treasure project last December:
See what I did with these skis HERE!
You can visit all of my Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday makeovers in one place HERE!
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing what I made with these grocery store flowers:
UPDATE: No need to come back! Check out what I used this pretty bouquet for HERE now!
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