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After a long winter I'm so excited for spring to finally really be here. I think I'm going to take a little break from blogging and really enjoy the season. I have so many projects that I'm really looking forward to working on. Hope you all have a wonderful Spring time!

Monday, November 8

Cupboards door and more cupboard doors

So this is one of the load of doors that I picked up at Habitat for Humanity, it was just to good of a deal to pass up, ($5.00 each)

I felt kinda bad sanding the beautiful finish on the doors, but then I got over that real quick and started sanding away...I sanded and sanded then wiped them down with paint thinner... Then I started painting.. I did some red, green and a couple of black.


I have some wonderful old vintage prints, one is a old advertising sign and one is the cover of a coloring book.


I love this piece! I've had it for years. It's very fragile so when I had copies made I put some dark red paper behind it and it makes all the details in the wonderful piece really pop. I copied all of the prints on to darker background papers so they would fit onto the door panels.  I trimmed the print to fit into the inside door panel, then I used Mod Podge to glue them on being careful to get out all the bubbles. Once dried I went over the top with the Mod Podge to make sure it was secure. After it had dried completely I sprayed the entire frame and print with Design Master Silver Glitter spray. I attached ribbon on the back to hang the picture with.











 

 
I added some extra glitter around the edge of the print and on the trees and rooftop of the house. Of course I sanded the edges of the wood and stained the edges with mahogany stain, (I did this before putting the picture on) I also lightly stained the edge of the print with stain before I put the final coat of Mod Podge on.
The cover that I found is a little tattered and torn but I thing if looks really cool. It brings back memories from my childhood, I used to spend hours with my coloring books, I loved it.

Now for a smaller door I painted this one black, sanded the edges and stained them. Next I Mod Podged a piece of scrapbook paper that fit the inside panel of the door. I had some vinyl lettering cut out and I added the words before I glued it onto the door.  I really like this one and it will look really nice next to some of my nativities.

                       
Here are some more that I did, I used some Christmas cards and Mod Podged them on.
Well six doors down and I've got more ideas for the other ones. I'll be posting more later this week!

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12 comments:

  1. So pretty! I love the coloring book one! I sometimes see the doors at thrift stores but I didn't know what I could use them for. Awesome job!

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  2. What a fantastic way to use old kitchen doors!
    Wow! I really like the black one, with "Wisemen still seek him on it."
    Thanks for sharing your idea.

    Fondly,
    Ann
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    The Tattered Tassel

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  3. Love, love, love these! My favorite is with Santa looking in on the sleeping child.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog so I had the opportunity to meet you & check out your blog. Wow, I'm going to be a frequent visitor here. Love your creativity.
    CAS

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  5. These look awsome! If I ever find my box of Christmas prints I may do something like this...who am I kidding! I'll totally be offering to mail the box to you!

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  6. Oh how I love these! I'm having my party, the Boardwalk Bragfest going on. The link is up now and the party goes on all day tomorrow. Feel free to link up these treasured pieces. GREAT JOB! You're very creative!

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  7. Wow! Love this idea! Great job!

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  8. Those turned out great!I love inexpensive seasonal decor!

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  9. I love these! Its great how you come up with such creative ideas like this for the doors!

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  10. Love all of them! Wise Men still seek him is a favorite. Linking from Today's Creative Blog. New Follower also, (Big Bulldog Head) If you get a chance, would love for you to visit me and follow love is always great!
    Blessings,
    Denise@junkdogdesign.blogspot.com

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  11. Those are GREAT!!! Are you selling them? Using them in your house? I love Christmas stuff!

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Decided to make one for myself so I went over to Re-Store (one of my favorite stores ever) and found some doors for $1. My daughter was also inspired and decided to take some of her photos that she took in photography and blow them up a bit to add to her doors. Thanks so much for the ideas.

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