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February 11, 2023

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How to Repurpose an Old Cabinet Door

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.

Old Cabinet 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.

Cutting Edge Stencil

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?

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