“Every exit is an entrance to somewhere else.”
A night on the town might may mean a fancy dinner and dancing for some, but for us it means thrifting.
Upon a recent night on the town, we explored a new ReStore in our area. In one little corner there were all these brand new cabinet doors priced at $1 or $2 each!!!!!!
Yep, grabbed those up real quick like so it could be made into a……..
Repurposed Cabinet Door Sign
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- A Cabinet Door, free piles and friends who are remodeling are good sources too.
- Painters Tape
- Paint, you can use craft paint or whatever paint you have on hand should work
- Sand Paper/Sponge, if needed
- Top Coat
- Paint Brush, I usually use these for stencils
- Picture Hangers (sawtooth ones)
- Small Paint Brush, for the top coat
- Q-Tip with a small bowl of water, I use the small condiment take out containers for this
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- Wipe or clean off door as needed. Here is info on best ways to clean.
- If you like, you can lightly sand the area you will be stenciling. Use a fine grit, I find this works great.
- Distress if desired, by sanding lightly or applying an antiquing glaze.
- Take stencil and measure to find center. Tape stencil down with painters tape like this:
- Dab the paint on stenciled area, carefully making sure you don’t apply too much. Also, don’t apply in a back and forth motion as you will end up with paint under the stencil.
- Carefully remove tape and peel off stencil.
- Take a Q-tip and some water to remove any mistakes.
- Let dry
- Take a very thin paint brush to clean up any strokes, if needed.
- Let dry
- Apply a top coat to prevent scratches to the paint.
- Let day
- Turn sign/door over to attach picture hangers. Two, on either side, if it’s a heavy door, one if it’s a light door.
Since we already owned the stencil and paint, this was a very inexpensive décor item. These can be great to keep, give as gifts, or sell.
If you are good at free hand painting, you wouldn’t even need a stencil.
We hope you will give this project a try whether you use old doors you have or get all dressed up and head over to your local Thrift/ReStore.
What do you use reuse cabinet doors for? Share in the comments or on our Facebook Page. Oh, and if you make a Repurposed Cabinet Door Sign, we would love for you to share that as well.
We would love to show you a few other thrifted projects we have been working on: