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

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

  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

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

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

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


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

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


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