Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Once a Cabinet Door Now a Tray

I found this tossed out cabinet door at Goodwill.
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It needed a little love and I had some extra love to give so I turned it into this……..
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I started off by removing the hinges and giving it a good coat of spray paint. Once the paint was dry I Modpodged some scrapbook paper in the center
of the cabinet door.
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I looked high and low until I found and image online that I wanted to use, ripped a few pages out of the phone book, and used them to transfer the image onto the cabinet door. I talk more about this technique HERE.
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After the image was traced I found my black paint and went to town. weightloss 09 024Once everything dried I added drawer pulls, (aka handles for the tray), sanded it down a few areas and wiped a little stain over the sanded areas
to roughen it up a bit.
And there you have it, an old cabinet door gets some love and I get a new tray. I think we both win in this situation. :o) cupcakes, blog, cmas repeat 1,12 010
Before and After
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35 comments:

  1. Cute idea, gotta keep my eye out for a cabinet now!

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  2. Kendra,
    I LOVE it! Wow! You did a great job with that design you painted on.

    Nancy

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  3. Kendra, You are always amazing me with your creativity. I absolutely love this tray. The colors and the shapes, everything. You struck another one out of the park. Hugs, Marla

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  4. You continue to amaze me -- great job!

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  5. Everytime I read your blog I'm so amazed at how you can look at someone's trash and turn it into something beautiful and useful!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  6. So clever - This looks fabulous! I love the colors and patterns you used - Gorgeous!

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  7. Great tray...love the paper you adhered to it. Clever idea

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  8. Way to rescue it - I can't paint a straight line to save my life!

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  9. Girl, I just bought a cabinet door almost identical to this one at Habitat Restore. I did not mod podge mine but put it on my dining room table with some things on it. I love it. I will have to do a post on it soon and let you know to take a look at it. I also love that checkered paper. I have used it all kinds of places in my house.

    BTW...you need to sign up on my blog for my pay it forward give away. It's a very simple give away since it's my first.

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  10. Great way to repurpose something and it looks like it was always meant to be a beautiful tray. Very nice!

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  11. That turned out great...now I am going to be on the look out for a cabinet door!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Seriously, that turned out SO well. It doesn't even look like a cabinet door!

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  13. Great idea!! I may have to try this, maybe for a tray for my bathroom. Thanks!

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  14. This is TOO TOO cute! Love it!

    Looks so good on your counter!!

    Lou Cinda

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  15. FABULOUS idea! And I love how creative yuo got with the design! Its beautiful! I hope you will not ind if I feature tomorrow on my blog with link love?
    Great work!


    Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!

    Leigh

    Tales from Bloggertiaville

    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  16. Gorgeous! Looks very "New Orleans-y"! Especially like the harlequin pattern and the black image on it. Did you seal it? Love that utensil holder too.

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  17. I have 3 of these in the garage just waiting for inspiration. Found it! Great project. Can't wait to get started.

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  18. I love your tray. Such a great idea.

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  19. Truly fantastic!!! One of the coolest and most creative ideas I've seen!!!

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  20. That door/tray looks fantastic - what a transformation! Well done! Linda

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  21. Seriously trash to treasure! I love it!

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  22. very cute, i love scrapbook paper

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  23. Wow! I love the tray. How in the world do you come up with such great ideas?

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  24. Hi Kendra , my name is also kendra. I love your idea! my son was looking with me and said" yep, it's gotta be another Kendra, she likes modge podge"! :)

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  25. Simply gorgeous! Love the tray! You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Great tray! Visiting from the CSI Project...

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  27. I have love for this project too. Great CSI project day. I must add this to my to do list. Thanks, great job.

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  28. What a great use for an old cabinet door! I'm SO copying this idea.

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