Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cupboard Door Makeover

Sorry I did not post these instructions on Monday.  I have come down with the flu/cold this week.  I hear it is going around everywhere.  Not fun! So I found my pictures.  Actually my husband put them in a file and didn't tell me.  He likes to organize me, and then I can't find anything.

This is the old cupboard door that I started with.  Sand it down so that the old stain is gone and you are left with just wood.

I filled in the handle holes with wood putty.  Make sure you find a wood putty that you can stain.  Fill the hole and then let it dry.  Sand it down flat.  I had to repeat this 2 times, because the first time my putty sank in the hole and left an indent.
I used a stain plus a polyurethane so I didn't have lot of steps.  Follow the instructions on the back.   I put two coats on my board.
This is what it looked like after one coat.  It was too shiny for me so after all my coats were on and dried, I sanded the edges.  I am one that likes the sanded edges look.

The final steps are:

1. Put 2 hangers on the back.  I actually used screw in hanger hooks on each side.  My door is very heavy so I wanted to make sure the hangers on the back would hold it up.

2,  Put the vinyl on. 

3. Put the hooks on the front.   I picked my hooks up at Walmart.  The screws were too long, so I bought some smaller screws at the hardware store.  I also pre drilled the holes with a drill bit.



Kari said...

Is this saying available to purchase? I didn't see it on the site.

Kari said...

Is this saying available to purchase? I didn't see it on the site.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

This is lovely! I would LOVE to have a keychain holder like this! I am featuring this today at

Angie said...

Very cool idea. What a resourceful makevoer for a cupboard door :)

Angie -

Vinyl Masterpiece said...

This saying is now on our website.


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