A couple months ago, a favorite local vintage shop was closing for good (don’t you hate when that happens?) and of course I stopped by to see what treasures were left. I came home with lots of goodies, including this old cabinet door:
I had the perfect spot in my kitchen to hang some new chic wall decor, so off to work I went…
(pssst today is Trash to Treasure Tuesday, so be sure to visit my friends’ thrifty projects at the end of this post!)
First I painted the front of the door in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old Ochre, and then I added two hanging hooks on the back. (Looking back, this seems kind of backwards – you may want to put the hardware on first and then paint… hammering chipped a little bit of my paint off, but I planned to distress it anyway.)
Then I added a few accessories from Hobby Lobby, like this big fancy hook which was brown but I painted to match the door (but not too much paint, I wanted the details to be obvious)…
and this hanging jar. Actually I bought two different sizes and ended up using the larger one. I wasn’t a fan of the super thick rope handle though, so I took it off and just tied on thin jute rope instead.
Add some lovely faux fleurs and here’s what you get….
A stunning update for a castoff cabinet door, right?
Since all the hardware on the jar is removable, I could also put real flowers in the jar if I want (and it could be easily washed after), or I could hang something else entirely different from the hook.
This repurposed cabinet door is just what I needed on my kitchen wall. I don’t usually do many projects for myself but this one is a keeper!
(p.s. Those are drop cloth scraps hiding the ugly green stems.)
What other ideas do you have for repurposed cabinet doors? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. I have another door (larger) that I’m planning a project for.
Woot Woot It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday!
This day is so much fun every month. I love seeing what thrifty projects my friends have come up with! These are the Before photos – click the links underneath to see the Afters.
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