Hello lovelies! As I continue to take it easy on my back, I’m bringing y’all a smaller makeover, but it’s a brand new one! How about a repurposed cabinet door project using this cabinet door from my current haul?
It came out of our kitchen a few years ago when we redid it:
Nice…a sea of dark and dreary!
I removed those two cabinet doors above the stove to build a custom range hood instead.
See what our kitchen looks like now HERE!
I did something with the mate to it a couple of years ago, but this one was still hanging around.
After a quick cleaning with White Lightning and a good rinse…
I gave this door two coats of Fluff white:
Then I followed up with a good sanding with 220 grit sanding paper to smooth everything out and distress just a bit.
I paint in white a lot not only because I would paint everything white if I could, but it also sells the fastest for me AND it is almost always a great backdrop for transfers!
Adding a transfer
I’ve wanted to use this sweet Delicate Roses mini transfer on something and this was just the piece!
Roses add such a feminine feel and I really love taking something very dark and hard edged like this cabinet door to something soft and lovely!
Most of these mini transfers have several pieces you can add and layer as you go. I started by cutting most of the pieces apart, and then I arranged them how I wanted them.
Then I started with what would make sense to be on the bottom of the layers:
To apply a transfer, pull off the backing, line up your transfer, and then use the included tool to burnish the image onto your surface. Basically, you are just rubbing the back with a little pressure until the image releases. Then, peel the top clear layer off and your image should have transferred to your surface. If not, lay it back down and rub some more.
I continued to layer on the transfer pieces until I was satisfied.
Seal with Clear Coat
They start out round, but I cut mine along one edge so that I can get right up against straight edges more easily.
And finally, I added an ornate hanger that I bought at Hobby Lobby years ago. I painted it in Fluff also and then distressed it. I brushed on Clear Coat to seal. I also added two sawtooth hangers to the back for hanging.
Repurposed Cabinet Door, the After
Here is how this once very masculine cabinet door looks now!
Now it’s pretty!
I mostly layered the single pieces here and I could have kept adding!
I still had all these larger pieces left over:
This hook is so pretty and I’ve had it for years, but I only had the one…
It’s perfect on this door.
Also, there was no need to fill the hole from the knob since the transfer covered it right up!
We could have easily tossed these doors, and my trust me, my hubby would have if I let him, but now this one is totally functional again!
Find this and over a hundred more transfers in my Etsy shop HERE!
Can anyone remember what I did with the other cabinet door that was above the stove??
See what I did with it HERE!
I get to cross another project off the list…and B-I-N-G-O!!
Here’s what I’ve shared so far if you’ve missed anything:
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing what I did with this shelf:
See y’all then!
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