Kitchen Pantry Doors Mural

My daughter wanted her Pantry doors spruced-up. She gave me an idea and this is the result. These doors can be seen from the family room and were screaming for some personality.
This is the area called the Breakfast nook was BORING.
Prepped. The cabinets are wood, not laminate. So it was easy to paint
I tapped off the framing,
Painted the back ground of each pane. I wish the pics showed the colors better. The back ground color is a deep plum color.
Chalked in the designs and then started painting with leftover latex wall paint.
Sealed the entire doors with water based Polyurethane, many coats. outlined with black permanent marker.
Here it is.
I used a Sharpie Permanent marker to outline.
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Turned out well. The mural brightens up the area. I also painted the table top.
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  • Ter13562307
    Ter13562307
    on May 20, 2017

    What a great idea and good artist.
    The bottom section of cabinets is that blackboard paint?
    Just wondering, If not could be used for Kids I suppose.
    • Kandy Scott
      Kandy Scott
      on May 20, 2017

      NO chalkboard paint..but it could be if that is what you want.

    • Kitty McCarty
      Kitty McCarty
      on Feb 15, 2018

      this is so elegant looking, why would you want to junk it up with a blackboard?
    • Bev
      Bev
      on Feb 15, 2018

      I love the artwork and I think it's clever and beautiful. I too wondered if the bottom was chalk paint. I have small grandchildren and thought it might be a great way to keep them entertained, easily cleaned when 'not in use.'
    • Robby Treichel
      Robby Treichel
      on Feb 16, 2018

      C. Very lovely and artistic. It looks classy.

  • Carol Jollymore
    Carol Jollymore
    on May 21, 2017

    What happened with the panels below the painted panels?
    • Kandy Scott
      Kandy Scott
      on May 21, 2017

      What do you mean? All the panels are painted. The bottom is darker than the top. The picture doesn't show that the bottom and top are a purple black. Got the idea from a picture .

    • Susan
      Susan
      on Feb 15, 2018

      I think that Carol is asking if you were going to paint a mural on the bottom panel, too. I think it looks dramatic & stunning the way it is. Painting the bottom panels would be "overkill" and too much.
    • Jan
      Jan
      on Mar 9, 2018

      Beside beautiful and jealous of your art talent, from the pictures it seems like if the bottom panels were a lighter color it would look better? But again this is looking at it with a computer. Awesome job

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    on Apr 6, 2018

    I love your table. Did you buy it or make it?

  • Carolyn Sheetz Kuespert
    Carolyn Sheetz Kuespert
    on Jul 31, 2018

    Would love to have the cabinet space! How deep are they? Are they built-ins or added later and/or where did you get them, if added? Need ideas for storage and/or shelving for re-purposed utility room.

    Thanks. Great job!! Viewed 7/31/18.

  • Elaine Sheehan
    Elaine Sheehan
    on Aug 18, 2018

    Where did you get the idea for the pictures or did you just draw them yourself?

    • Kandy Scott
      Kandy Scott
      on Aug 19, 2018

      Pinterest.. My daughter looked through pictures of wine bottles and choose a couple styles and I choose this one . Tested it out on some canvas to see if she liked it. Not an original idea.

    • Elaine Sheehan
      Elaine Sheehan
      on Aug 19, 2018

      Thank you so much. Now I know where to start. You are a gem. I love your style. Hugs

    • Elaine Sheehan
      Elaine Sheehan
      on Aug 19, 2018

      I love wine bottles, Van Gogh and European Circus posters.

  • Jae
    Jae
    on Nov 1, 2018

    Love, love, love! Just want to be sure, the Sharpie is the last step?

  • Lu Ann Wilkey
    Lu Ann Wilkey
    on Feb 20, 2021

    Can you use stencils for this project?

    I love this, but I can't draw

  • Salvannah
    Salvannah
    on Mar 3, 2021

    So the wine bottle were drawn free handed??

  • Sharon Sampson
    Sharon Sampson
    Yesterday

    What had to be done to cabinets prior to starting this beautiful project.

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