How to Repurpose an Old Cabinet Door: Stenciled Picture Frame

Before I share another one of my repurposed cabinet door projects I'll assume we all had a WONDERFUL {with a capital "W"}Easter weekend, right?
Actually, as I sit here I've realized I managed to go the whole weekend with out eating a single Peep. Crying shame I tell ya!

Feeling "peepless" {not to be confused with friendless} & deprived let me move on to a project I finished a few weeks ago. Some of you may recall this magnetic memo board I made awhile back from a discarded vanity cabinet door. I contemplated for a lonnnnggg time about what I wanted to do with the other leftover door.
This poor thing had an identity crisis like I've never seen before. It's a shameburger how many things I've attempted to do with this darn door {including stenciling it like a bajillion times but more about that in a minute} only to dislike it & abandon it time & time again.  Then a few weeks ago I won the Cutting Edge Stencil giveaway over at The Gunny Sack blog. 
Ironic. Let's just say stenciling is not my forte. In other words, if for some strange reason I was held hostage in a craft store by Martha Stewart & was told my life depended on stenciling
well, it wouldn't end pretty.

I seriously hyperventilate when I come across bloggers who share rooms in which they have stencilled the whole darn wall.  Do you know how many times I'd have to repaint & start over again?
It makes me crazy just thinking about it. See what stenciling does to me?
But of course I claimed my prize & picked out the Nagoya Craft Stencil. Honestly, I don't know if I picked it because I was attracted to its modern flair or because it's the name of one of my favorite all- you-can-eat sushi buffets. This girl does love her sushi so I'm willing to bet it was the latter.
Once my goodies arrived {they also sent me a small roller & paint brush} I decided to tackle this door once & for all.
Unfortunately, I had pics of this whole project from start to finish but for the second time in months I was cursed by technology & lost some pictures {all future blog projects! ARGH!!!} to a hard drive issue.
You'd think I learned my lesson the last time!

So basically all I did was paint my door with some tan paint we had lying around, used white paint for my stencil, & then painted a blue border to add a little contrast.  The picture frames were unfinished wood frames bought at Hobby Lobby also painted in blue. I used some 3M picture hangers to attach the frames which will allow me to be able to switch the photographs out as often as I'd like.

Although, not perfect, I have to say thanks to the how-to videos on Cutting Edge's website this is by far one of my best stenciling jobs to date. I'm convinced that being a good stenciller requires good math & measurement skills & well ,I've never been good with numbers.
I was good at recess though! Really, good.

How about you ? Are you a good stenciller?  Ever have some craft medium that just kicks your bootay every
single time you try to do it?


Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a neat idea! I like the stencil that you chose to use. I actually didn't have a peep either this weekend come to think of


Unknown said...

I love what you did with it! So cute! My son's favorite things at school are gym and recess although he is SUPER smart!

Lindsay said...

I absolutely love this idea! I pinned this, since I have got to make it soon!

Jessica - Green PBnJs said...

This is SUCH a cute idea! I've been looking for something to do with an old cabinet door, thanks for the inspiration! -Jessica@GreenPB&Js

Ideas For Painting said...

A couple weekends ago I painted a beautiful stencil design on my bedroom wall. It was a stencil about 12 inches square that I just repeated over the whole wall. I'm a stickler for everything lining up just perfect so my hubby is always in charge of the math part. If he didn't do all the figuring I wouldn't be a stenciler!

Val said...

You are so talented....this came out beautiful.

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

What a clever idea! I've never stenciled a thing in my life so I feel your pain on that. :) But you did a great job - now you're ready to do a whole wall!!

Emma said...

This is so cute and creative. Great job!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is a really great project! The stencil looks great. I would love it if you would come link this up at my Pinworthy Projects Link Party.

Katie said...

I LOVE this! It turned out so cute!!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs said...

You are a great stenciler! Fabulous job and I just love all of the different elements you used!

Take care,


Onna said...

Wow! What a difference! That is so beautiful!

I'd love to hear from you!