From Ugly Cupboard to Creative Paint Cart... Thanks to PAINT


When I create, I tend to need a LOT of room.
Well.. my paint studio was always running out of table top space. Not only that, I was always tripping from room to room to gather up all my immediate supplies.
So when I was recently challenged to paint something boring into something cool... I had a brainstorm...
Rummaging through my pile of junk, my eye landed on an ugly little cupboard I had found on the curb. And thanks to Fusion Mineral Paint, the ugly is history...
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Now, this is painting with personality, doncha think? :)
from ugly cupboard to creative paint cart, crafts, how to, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
This boring little cupboard was found on the curb. It was such a wallflower, I'd forgotten about it buried underneath a heap of junk in the garage. But today was its lucky day...
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Because I'm an old sign fanatic, I wanted the cupboard to resemble like it was made from a bunch of cut up old signs. No prob! :)
Each panel was painted with a treatment of it's own...
Paint source: Fusion Mineral Paint / love ALL the tones! There is not one I don't like.
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... then (my own line of) stencils were added here and there. Here, half a Route 66 design goes on. Remember... cut up signs... stay with me!
Find the stencils HERE
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After all the paint, the cupboard got some shiny new castors so I could scoot it around effortlessly.
You know... so I could quit tripping over junk looking for my junk!
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One panel gets the duty of organizing my paint brushes...
Don't laugh, but I couldn't find ONE brush today. I had forgotten I put them away here... getting organized takes some getting use to it appears!
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And the back of the cab is my stencil organizer, with the other side panel all about tools and such.
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Even the top got enlarged with some upcycled fence boards, with ANTIQUES stencilled in place.
This. Thing. Works! Who else needs one? :)
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This project was so fun to make, and was heavily inspired with the use of some great paint and a very funky stencil.
Find ANTIQUES and many other stencils HERE!

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