Thursday, May 13, 2010

Cabinet Door Make-Over

I am so super excited to show you all this project. I literally finished it about 15 minutes ago and wanted to blog about it right away.

We have recently become in need of a doorway coat/key/purse hanger. But they are oh so very expensive. So we visited our neighborhood Habitat for Humanity Restore. If you've never been to one, I highly recommend it. And take a camera and notepad with you because you're creative juices will get flowing and flooding.

It all started with a cabinet door. How much you ask? A whole $2!!

Isn't it beautiful?!? Ok, maybe not, but just wait and see!

First I sanded it so that the paint would stick to it. See how it doesn't look shiny and finished anymore?

Next I used an espresso brown spray paint on it. It's our favorite color and we always make sure to have it in stock at our house. Then I let it dry overnight.

The next part is fun ladies! Get that power drill out! Woo!
Drill your holes and screw in the hooks. I already had the hooks from years ago but you can find them at Walmart for cheap.

Here's what it looks like painted and with the hooks screwed in.Oh I love it! But I'm not done yet. Looks pretty plain on the inside huh? Next find: 8x8 mirror squares, also at Walmart, for $3 each.

After measuring and marking where they will lie, I used mirror mounting tape ($2.50 at walmart) to attach them to the cabinet door. And here's the finished product:
Isn't it just great?!?! Luke really loves it. And it'll be his responsibility to hang it on the wall. Here's another angle:
I really think that it turned out great. The best part was obviously the cost. Total ended up being $10. LOVE IT! How much do these cost at the store? Definitely about $40.

And seriously, if you haven't been to a ReStore, GO! I have 2 other big projects I'm working on from stuff we got there.

Happy Re-purposing!

20 comments:

Holly @ posypocket.blogspot said...

wow that looks amazing!!!

daniel, alinna, and ruby. said...

very cute and cool! nice work and thanks for sharing the idea. :)

Sandy said...

This turned out beautiful!!!! What a great idea & what beautiful work you did on it!

Andrea and Grant said...

Wow, very nice!! Always amazed at the things you come up with!

Anonymous said...

i love you honey. waiting for the picture of it on our wall (make sure to get yourself in the reflection). this project is better than the metal picture frame holder that you found in the trash. - luke

amcneely said...

I love our Habitat Resale store! I even have a $10 coupon off of $30 or more AND a $50 gift certificate! I'm ready to find something that is going to be as amazing as your project.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

What a clever clever project! It looks great!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Wow! What a great job it looks amazing. You are so creative!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Amazing! I think I could pull this off! Looks great! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

awesome repurpose! It looks super.
gail

One Life Many Journeys said...

C-U-T-E Cute! Love me some Habitat!

Tricia said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I will need to try it out.

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

Gorgeous! I am in need of a coat rack, so I may just have to try this out.

Life in Rehab said...

I found you through Life as Lori, and BRAVO!!! That has a purely professional look! I'm bookmarking you, Baby!

Meg said...

Awesome! Great job. I love cabinet door re-do's!

http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2010/05/another-fun-cupboard-door.html

Rachel said...

wow Rockie! That's amazing. I never would have thought of that. I'm amazed by your creativity :)

Lori said...

Great job...

I am going to featured this at Life As Lori during my Get Your Craft on Thursday party. If you would like to stop by and grab my I was featured button please do so.

Sarah said...

Oh this is just awesome Rockie! What a great idea! i've been dying to go to the Habitat store recently too... must be the nesting kicking in!!
-Sarah

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

Hey Rockie, thanks for joining in the wedding dress fun. Your dress looks a lot like my sisters (which I LOVE)! Also I realized I never told you, but I featured this here: http://womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com/2010/05/features-from-idea-sharin-wednesday_20.html

april said...

what a wonderful idea!!! love it!

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