Shabby Chic Cupcake Sign From a Cabinet Door

by Mary
I was inspired to create a cute cupcake sign when I saw my girls sitting at their little table having tea time. I thought it would be cute to have a little cafe or cupcake sign, something bakery inspired for sure hanging on their playroom wall. So here's how i transformed this cabinet door that I saved from the trash into this adorable shabby chic cupcake sign.
I painted it using Duck Egg from Annie Sloan and then Old White over that. I lightly distressed it. I had printed this cupcake poster in reverse and applied mod podge to the ink side and then laid it onto the middle flat and let it dry for at least 6 hours. I then proceeded to wet and rub off the paper very gently. It took forever but I love the results. This was an inkjet copy for those who are wondering but I've used both toner and inkjet and both work for this type of project. I also used regular mod podge.
Although I never got around to hanging it in their playroom, I did use it as a cupcake display sign for their Frozen birthday party!
And here's the cabinet before the transformation!
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  • Bwarner50 Bwarner50 on Aug 27, 2015
    This is an adorable project and I love using it as a tray. You did a beautiful job!

  • LINDA LINDA on Nov 05, 2018

    WELL....THAT IS THE SWEETEST (no pun intended) SIGN I've seen lately....I have a cupboard door and paints....but where did you find the picture to download? please???? Then I can make one for me!!! LOVE IT!!!