Happy Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday, beautiful friends! Today I and four of my favorite upcycling friends are all sharing makeovers of what some might call trash! Be sure to look for my friends’ projects at the bottom.
Of course, I have to choose something from my current haul and the most fitting item in the lot is this cabinet door that came out of our old kitchen:
It really was trash that I would not let my Hubby throw away. (Ya’ll know how he likes to throw everything away!) I’m surprised it actually made it in the move over to our new house. Pretty sad because that was over two years ago and, yep, it’s still here. (That doesn’t help my case any with the Hubby.) I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
When I was at Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago picking out new knobs for this dresser I shared recently, I also spied some pretty shelf brackets that were on sale as well. They gave me an idea for what I could do with my cabinet door:
Aren’t the brackets pretty? They were only $8 for the pair since they were half off. (They’re 50% off every other week with the knobs.)
Making this unique little shelf was pretty simple.
I found a scrap piece of wood and cut it using my sliding miter saw:
This one slides so it can cut pieces up to a 12″ in length.
Then I decided to try the vaseline method of distressing. When the Coffee Bean was dry, I added vaseline to all the corners I wanted to see distressed…
Then I gave both pieces two coats of Dixie Belle Fluff, as well as the shelf brackets:
Then I sanded lightly all over. The paint did come off of the areas with the vaseline a bit more easily than normal, but that technique works much better with spraypaint as the undercoat. The paint will usually wipe right off with a cloth on those areas coated in vaseline. I guess that’s a testament to how well Dixie Belle adheres?
And voila! Piece of trash to a cute new decor piece!
Perfect for a vase of *ahem* fresh flowers!
Okay or Walmart sunflowers…whichever!
The brackets covered right over where the door hardware holes once were so I didn’t even need to fill them.
To hang it, I used D ring hardware.
This would be cute with two rows of shelves too!
This was a quick and easy project and a great way to turn an old cabinet door into brand new decor! And how about a price tag of only $8 for the brackets since I already had everything else? Can’t beat that!
For even more Trash-to-Treasure inspiration, be sure to check out what my friends are making over today:
You can visit all of my Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday transformations HERE!
Time to cross off one more piece!
If you missed any of these makeovers, you can catch up or revisit them below:
I’ll be back TOMORROW instead of Thursday this week. I’m joining the Seasonal Simplicity tour with a fun Halloween DIY project! I’ll be sharing what I did with this flatware box:
UPDATE! See what I did with this box HERE now!
Also…a quick update on Lyla! I’m happy to report that both of her eyes are wide open and looking so much better!
She had a follow-up vet appointment for her left eye on Friday. That one was crusted shut when we got her. You can see in the photo above that it looks a little different than the right. With dye, they could see she has a good-sized scratch across that eye, so it still has some healing to do, but the vet seems optimistic that it might fully heal. Other than that she is super playful and seems to be doing well so far!
She looks pretty content to me!
See ya tomorrow!!
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