A French Upcycle of a Menard's Display Kitchen Cabinet Door

March 10, 2018

 I upcycled another one of my cabinet doors from our local Menard's!

This one is a Brinkman Arched Door Style from Schrock Cabinetry.

While purchasing paint at Menard's, a local home improvement center, I purchased several of its discontinued cabinet door styles for $5 each.

I thought this was a great deal as I don't have close access to the $1 cabinet doors at salvage shops.

 I painted my door with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen.  It took two coats.

Then I used a combination of 220 grit sandpaper to smooth out the brush strokes and a damp rag rubbed over edges to remove paint but not the dark finish underneath.

I found this very inexpensive Fleur de Lis Stencil sheet at a Walmart store in Fort Frances, Ontario.

It had a pattern strip of small fleur de lis, and three larger ones on the right.

I centered the patterned strip on the center of the cabinet door arch, and taped it in place with blue painter's tape.

I had to move the stencil from left to right to fill the entire area.

I used one of my Dreamweaver stencil brushes and Ceramcoat Butter Cream craft paint to add the stencil.

I also added "Grande Hotel" from my Deco Art Andy Skinner Stencil - French Elements.

I purchased this fleur de lis iron hook at Hobby Lobby.  (I always try to get them at 50% off.)

I painted it with Chalked Paint in Chiffon Cream, and lightly wet distressed the raised areas.  

The Hobby Lobby hooks do not come with screws, so find a wood screw that is not too long for the cabinet door and also fits through the hole.

French Fleur De Lis Repurposed Cabinet Door Project #stencil #anniesloan #frenchlinen
I sealed the cabinet door with two coats of Varathane Water Based Polyurethane in Matte Finish.  I have used this product in both satin and matte finish.  Water based poly does not yellow.

After adding the hook, I touched up the screw heads with my Chalked Paint in Chiffon Cream.

French Fleur De Lis Repurposed Cabinet Door Project #stencil #anniesloan #frenchlinen
My project is perfect for hanging decor, like this faux alyssum, or even coats and scarves.

French Fleur De Lis Repurposed Cabinet Door Project #stencil #anniesloan #frenchlinen
I just love Annie Sloan Paint in French Linen.  Such a warm gray.

French Fleur De Lis Repurposed Cabinet Door Project #stencil #anniesloan #frenchlinen

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Mimi is a thrift shop jewelry mannequin upcycled HERE.

Cabinet Door Repurposed as Laundry Room Decor #stencil #upcycle
My first Menard's display cabinet door was up-cycled HERE.
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. As always Carlene you have put together another great wall decoration with imagination, paint, and a piece of neat metal. Pinned.

  2. Love your recycled cabinet doors.
    I had to warm up to the French Linen color. I'm enjoying it now. :)

    Here's to a great Sunday, create on!

    Christina in SW FL

  3. I usually don't do comments, but your re-purpose of the cabinet door is spot on. I am definitely going to try a project like it. It won't turn out as nice as yours but need to start somewhere. Thank you!

  4. My husband recently came home with a few cupboard doors he purchased at the reStore. I had no idea what I was going to do with them...but thanks to you and your great ideas I do now!!

  5. I always love your projects and the little vignettes you make with them! Very soon now, we'll be out in our gardens.


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