I whipped up this cabinet door sign in an afternoon to add a little color to the shop. To someone who paints, almost any surface can be fair game for a painting project. Add a few router details that cabinet doors naturally have and it’s a winner!
Shopping our local Habitat For Humanity Restore I spotted a mother lode of opportunity. Rows upon rows of cabinet doors.
…just waiting for a creative mind to take them home:)
Cabinet door signs are a breeze to make. Clean with a little TSP (trisodium phosphate) or Simple Green cleaner. I like to rough up the surface just a tad with sandpaper before painting.
Print out a saying in a size to fit the center flat part and trace it with graphite paper.
Tip: Trace on the edge of the letter with a colored pen or pencil to see the area you’ve already traced.
Paint with a small fine tip brush.
Tip: You’ll get the best results by only dipping the very tip of the brush in the paint. Clean it off as needed while you’re painting to prevent gobs of paint accumulating.
Add color by taping off areas and painting.
Tip: Painter’s tape for delicate surfaces like Frog Tape work best.
That’s it! My $2 cabinet door sign looks great! You could layer it for a vignette, or add hanging hardware to hang on a wall.
Easy & festive.
I need to go pick up a bunch of these to make DIY cabinet door signs for other holidays and fun beach sayings.
What would you paint on a cabinet door sign?
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