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Cabinet Doors From Salvage to Old Signs

I wanted to take a minute and document my process a little further to show how to take a simple restore cabinet door find into a rustic sign.
Time: 3 Hours Cost: $20 Difficulty: Easy
Clean thoroughly with degreaser and TSP.
Fill the hardware holes with wood glue and sand.
Paint the cabinet door with chalk finish paint by Home Décor Folk Art in Red.
Wait till it dries completely.
Use your favorite stencil. I typically make my own by printing the image out on heavy bond paper and using an exacto to cut out the outline. Then I use a White paint pen and fill in with white paint. I then outlined the shadow with a gold paint pen.
Then we sand to distress and wax to seal. Other options might be to paint a white undercoat and distress back through it and use antiquing waxes or glaze to bring out multiple colors and layers.

To see more: http://lifeslittlegrayareas.blogspot.com/2016/03/signs-part-2.html

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Mar 23, 2016

    Love it!

  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
    on Mar 24, 2016

    Very pretty! Cabinet doors are wonderful sources for good wood. I have been waiting to see this lumber reused in different ways such as shelve, etc.

  • Heather
    Heather United Kingdom
    on Mar 24, 2016

    What a great idea. Love it and also love the colour you chose :)

  • Lindalee_47303
    on Mar 24, 2016


    • Lindalee_47303
      on Mar 25, 2016

      I should make a lovely "Welcome" sign like yours. It's very pretty!

  • VictoriaC
    VictoriaC Broomfield, CO
    on Mar 24, 2016

    Love it!

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