Amazing friends, have I got a fun post for you today! It’s Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday, and when I was looking at what was left of my Biggest Thrifty Haul of them all to see what was the trashiest item I had left, I decided on these leftover cabinet doors my Dad gave me:
They surely would have been headed straight for the trash!
Once upon a time, he built small cabinets that my Mom painted and sold. Here is one of those cabinets that I redid a couple of weeks ago:
You can see the unfinished cabinet and more HERE. He had that one cabinet left over and passed it along to me.
He had four of those extra cabinet doors also that he offered to me. Of course I took them. Free junk? Yes, please! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I set out to repurpose them all!
Cabinet Door #1
I started on cabinet door #1 by painting it in a 50/50 mix of Vintage Duck Egg Blue and Cotton. Then I used my Silhouette to cut the word Beach that I created in Photoshop Elements, to fill in the center panel:
I used Cotton and a small brush to paint in the “stencil” I made.
Then, I sanded lightly all over with 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around an old sanding block, going across the lettering also to smooth it out. I followed up with a light dry-brushing around the outer frame:
I sealed with white wax and my new beach sign was complete:
Cabinet door #2
Cabinet Door #2 started with a coat of Dixie Belle’s new Silk in Whitecap. I gave it three coats, allowing two hours of dry time in between each coat. (For more on Silk paint, including how it compares to chalk paint, click HERE.)
I removed the tape immediately after applying the second coat of Sea Glass. In the photo above, you can see I found wooden knobs that I removed from a dresser to use on these doors. ( I actually used these ones on door #4, but they are similar to the ones used here.) I painted the knobs in the Whitecap also.
I had originally painted the stripes in Tea Rose but decided to add mini knob transfers to the knobs, and the Sea Glass worked better with the transfers I chose.
The new Silk line is mineral paint and not the best candidate for a shabby distressed finish since it doesn’t distress as easily as chalk paint, but you can see that my favorite way to cheat a distressed finish still works great!
The medallion in the center was created the same method used in this post. I had actually mixed too much of the resin for that project, so I used it to make this one so it wouldn’t go to waste.
Silk has a built-in topcoat, so there was no need to seal this piece! I added the knobs by drilling three holes and screwing them in from behind.
I just love the knobs!
These knob transfers are from a set called Paris Cottage by Prima Marketing. Here are some similar on Amazon. If you do a search on Etsy, you will likely find these exact ones.
Cabinet Door #3
The third cabinet door started with a coat of Fluff first, followed by one of my favorite DB colors, Mint Julep. I gave it a base of the white, so it would show through a bit when sanded. I added the word Blessed with the help of my Silhouette once more:
I followed with my stylus, adding a little more detail to the frame:
I prefer to use the Clear Coat for sealing, but only because it is so much easier to apply on larger projects.
On small pieces, I don’t mind using the wax, especially the colored waxes as I love how it nestles in the crevices…
Cabinet Door #4
I added new knobs like the other door, this time using these sweet bees from this transfer set:
And, I also added a mini transfer across the stripes!
The mini transfer is from a set of mini transfers called Classic Vintage Labels by Re-designed by Prima. If you search that name on Etsy, you’ll find several retailers that have them.
It dries so smooth and silky!
I love the little bees and the fact that I was able to use up several wooden knobs in my stash!
If this ends up in a bathroom, I hope the buyer doesn’t have any french speaking visitors as I’m pretty sure this says something about bread.
And that is how I repurposed four cabinet doors that certainly would have been headed for the trash!
But wait, there’s more!
My friends are also sharing Trash-to-Treasure Makeovers today!
Visit the links below to see what they did with these!
One more done woohoo!!
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Painting the Smalls, Holiday Edition (Five of these pieces are in this post!)
I’ll be back on Thursday with these two lamps:
I hope to see you then!
UPDATE: See how these cuties look now HERE!!
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