Hello sweet friends and welcome to Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!!
Today’s trashy makeover involves this cabinet door that I saved from this skinny cabinet we removed from our kitchen in 2018:
It was so narrow that it hardly held anything, so we replaced it with open shelving when we redid our kitchen:
That left me with a lone skinny cabinet door:
We redid our kitchen in the Summer of 2018, so that means this cabinet door has been hanging around for two and a half years! Shame.
I finally added it to my Biggest Thrifty Haul of them all just to get it done! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I always thought I would turn it into a sign and call it a day, but after turning a headboard into a shelf in December, I thought I would do something similar with this one and turn this cabinet door into a brand new shelf.
To make my new cabinet door shelf, I started by filling the knob hole with Dixie Mud filler in brown.
I let it dry for a few hours while I worked on another project. Then I sanded it smooth with 220 grit sandpaper.
Building the Shelf
To build my shelf, I needed brackets. I had these pretty ones that I bought at Hobby Lobby, but they ended up being too big:
So I took a piece of the wood I used for the shelf and created brackets with them using my sliding miter saw to cut the wood:
Use extreme caution when cutting things this small, especially those that are cut on a funky angle like this. I recommend holding it in place with a clamp while you cut.
I also cut my primed 1×6 (purchased at Home Depot) to length and did a dry test fit:
These brackets aren’t as pretty as the Hobby Lobby ones, but these were free and they did the job!
I gave the wood pieces that I cut a quick sanding to smooth out any rough edges and then painted everything in two coats of Fluff:
To assemble the cabinet door shelf, I added a thin bead of wood glue to the top edge of the cabinet door and used my nail gun to attach the new shelf. (This is an awesome nail gun because it uses fuel cells rather than a bulky, obnoxious compressor, and they last forever.)
I found these hooks at Lowes and painted them in Fluff also:
I added D-ring hanging hardware to either side and it was complete!
You can see I added a little something to the bottom edge…
It looked a bit naked, so I went in search of something I could add to it and found this transfer in my stash:
I cut the De L’Hotel-De-Ville out and added that along the bottom.
I added another coat of Clear Coat over it and now it was complete!
To get that shabby look on the hooks, I just used my fingernail to scratch off paint here and there.
And although the shelf brackets are rather primitive, they do the job…
I kept it neutral enough that it could fit in just about any space. You can always add a pop of color with accessories!
My sweet babe on the beach…
This photo lives in my office, so it makes it into photo shoots quite often.
Can I tell y’all how happy I am that I finally did something with this cabinet door?!
Don’t go anywhere just yet, my trashy friends (ha ha) have makeovers for you today too!!
And that’s another piece knocked off the list woo hoo!
If you want to revisit any, you can see them all at the links below:
And if you want one more idea for a cabinet door…check out what I did with this one HERE:
I’ll be back on Tuesday with this piece from my booth that hasn’t sold:
I decided to take a sweet reader’s advice on how to redo it! Meet me back here on Thursday to see what it is!!
UPDATE: No need to come back…see how I gave it a gorgeous new look HERE now!
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