Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cabinet Door Sign...

I have had a few old cabinet doors just laying around in my garage for awhile. I knew I would do something with them, just didn't know exactly what... until today. I got "bit" by the craft bug and just had to do something.

I started with this:


The thing I love about these doors is that both ends are curved towards the inside and the middle of them have the look of barn wood planks. {I heart barn wood}

I painted the door with Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze (gloss) spray paint.


I like to use "gloss" sheen when I am going to add a glaze, because it will still look a tad shiny, but not overly glossy. If you were to use a flat paint, it would look more dull.

My all time favorite glaze is Valspar Antiquing Glaze in the color Asphaltum. It is not a black glaze, but more of a bronze brownish black in color. (yes, I made up that color :)


You can see just how bright the door was just after painting.

I put my glaze on in the direction of the wood grain. It looks better than if you were to use a circular motion.

After the glaze was dry, I distressed it just a little bit.


Oh how I wish I had a Silhouette machine!! IF I did, I would have made some vinyl lettering for this, but since I do not, I stenciled the word "Faith" and hand painted the letters on. I just used some black craft paint I had on hand.


After the lettering dried, I distressed the letters a little.

Here it is all finished...


I think it looks pretty good for a Tuesday afternoon project!!

7 comments:

  1. Carla...you are so talented! I love watching all the fun things you do!! This is AWESOME!!

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  2. Very nice! Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Your newest follower, please stop by for a blog visit :)

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  3. Thank you so much!! And thank you for following :)

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  4. I think it looks amazing!!! Well done! :)

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  5. looks gorgeous- as a lover of type set- i think the hand written like yours- is perfect!!

    thanks for the little inspiration!!!!

    melissa x

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