I admit it…
I did not have a vision when I rescued this cabinet door from ending up in a garbage pile.
Sometimes the vision for our projects isn’t an instant Polaroid shot. It’s more like a slow paced slideshow.
I brought the cabinet door into my workshop to start a new project and I made it a point to only use supplies I had in stock—recycle, reuse.
The cabinet door had a lip, like a picture frame, so I imagined a wall organizer board. I looked around and found I had a leftover piece of decorative metal sheeting, a piece of plywood and a scrap wooden frame inset that I could use to seam the point where the metal sheet and plywood meet.
I started by spray painting the cabinet door in turquoise, but felt the color was too strong.
Instead, I applied two coats of Annie Sloan white chalk paint I had in stock and sanded along the edges to distress it. This allowed the turquoise to peek through.
I cut the metal sheet to fit half of the opening. I cut the plywood to fit the other half. I rolled black chalkboard paint onto the plywood to create a chalkboard.
I used glazing points to secure both the metal sheet and the chalkboard in place.
The cabinet door had a hole from where the original knob was located. I went through my container of hardware pieces and found I had cute pineapple knobs with threaded screws—perfect to thread into the existing hole.
I drilled two other holes, evenly spaced out, and added two more pineapple knobs. I also added two eye hooks on the back and some plastic coated wire for hanging the organizer on a wall.
Karen and I found a little saying on the Internet, cute for a girl’s bedroom or women’s dressing room, and I free-handed it onto the chalkboard with white and pink chalk.
We added some bling; earrings, necklaces and scarves (sorry, not included with the board 😉 )
Creativity can sometimes be a long process. This was probably in my workshop for 2 months, but this cabinet door now gets a second life as a pretty and useful wall organizer board.
Worth the wait, I think. 🙂
My favorite part? The gold pineapple knobs!
Large Wall Organizer Board with Pineapple Knobs – SOLD
Happy Salvaging! -Kathy