Old kitchen cabinet doors are all the rage these days in Dumpsters. At least that seems to be what I find when I am out doing my shopping (ummm, dumpster diving, curbside shopping). There are one million and one uses to repurpose them. OBVIOUSLY the people who threw them out in the first place have never heard of any of them, so more for moi. I decided to hook them up. So to speak….
Check out my Trashy Tuesday series, you can see how many I scored HERE. All cleaned up now and ready for a makeover.
If you have a Hobby Lobby anywhere within 100 miles of you, check out when their hooks and furniture pulls go on sale at 50% off. They are half off once a month. Every once in a while I clear out the inventory. First come first serve I say.
Before painting the doors and adding the accoutrements, it is easiest if you figure out how you want your hooks to hang. I added these picture hangers. I buy them in bulk at Home Depot and keep a spool of Picture wire on hand. Secure the hangers with small screws, then twist the wire around each picture holder, run the length to the other side, snip off enough wire so you can repeat the twist and secure it.
Now to paint. I did one coat of CeCe Caldwell’s Vintage White on some and two coats on others. Just a matter of how rustic (or how lazy I felt like being). I distressed each door to my liking.
When the paint was dry, I carefully measured (eye balled) the area where I wanted my hook (s) to reside. Using the same small screws, I secured them to the door. I used a touch of Modern Masters Coffee Bean Colorant to darken the screws, but you can easily use a dark acrylic paint. I also decided to add decorative knobs to each lower corner and drilled holes to secure the knobs in place. (Again, 50% off Hobby Lobby) If you live in my hood, I apologize in advance for the lack of inventory.
All finished and ready to hang around.
Rustic (one Coat Vintage White) One hook hanger.
And my ( 2 coat Vintage White) Double Hanger