A Re-purposed Cabinet Door Message Center

I almost sold this picture at a consignment shop.  I had it all priced and ready to go, but something told me that I should just remake it.  The "picture" is really a cabinet door with a piece of wallpaper border.  I had purchased this many years ago at a craft sale.

I started my project by removing the wall paper border "picture" stuck inside the cabinet frame.  Actually there were two layers of borders.  I had changed the original picket fence and hat scene, to the watering can trowel border, and repainted the door frame to match my outside trim.



My cabinet door is 22 1/2" x 14 3/4".  I laid an enamelware tray and a clipboard that I had recently painted black with chalkboard paint out on the door to size up my idea.  Hmmm, this might work.

I painted the cabinet door with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint "Old White".

And, as luck would have it, two yardsticks would frame out the cabinet door with none to spare.  I found that I had to drill starter holes for the nails or it was very difficult to pound them in straight.  The yardsticks were added just for more interest.

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My enamelware tray is 10 1/2" x 15 1/2".  A hole was drilled through the top of the tray, and it was screwed into the cabinet frame.  I think I will add a second screw at the bottom as the tray does move side to side a bit.  I added "to do list:" with a white Rustoleum paint pen, and then seasoned the paint with chalk before adding a chalk note.  The clipboard is hanging on a screw through the cabinet frame too, but it can be removed easily .  Add two saw tooth picture hangers to the back as one side is heavier than the other, and it may not hang straight on just one hanger.


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That's my cabinet door message center hanging on the kitchen door! 







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8 comments:

  1. Cute, cute! I adore these enamel lids--so hard to find nowadays.

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  2. What an awesome makeover...love it!!
    ~Cindy

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  3. That turned out really cute Carlene ... and so convenient and useful. I really like the yardsticks framing it.
    Good job.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  4. Ok, that is very clever! Love the yardsticks!

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  5. Magnetic board and chalk board...perfect!! Love the yard stick frame around them too!

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  6. Carlene you are just so very clever!!!

    Cynthia

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  7. Love it Carlene! Adding the yard sticks was a Great idea!! Blessings, Cindy

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  8. Cute idea, Carlene! (And cute family pic, too.)

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