A Vintage Cabinet Door Buffalo Check Christmas JOY Sign


 I am falling behind here with Christmas decorating!  My kitchen table is a MESS.

I remembered at the very last minute that I had not taken a before photo of this $4 vintage, garage sale cabinet door.  (The previous owner had hand written a Bible verse on the door.  It's a great verse to be sure, but not done well.)

Anyway the door turned out to be too large for my stencil, so it had to be sawed in half.


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 First I painted the door with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in CAVIAR.  It's a fabulous black, and I LOVE how it's a very flat matte finish, and I now use Zibra paint brushes for an almost brush free finish.

*Dixie Belle Paint Company has provided me with complimentary paint products.  All opinions about the products are my own.

I am going to use my *Old Sign Stencils buffalo check stencil on the cabinet door inset.  This will be a bit tricky.  I am going to center it on the inset, on the diagonal, and tape it on with blue painter's tape.

I will be stenciling the red checks with DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint in Rouge.  

As I try to flatten the stencil along the inset edges (with my fingers), I get some paint on the cabinet frame.  This can be touched up after stenciling.

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Now the cabinet door is all buffalo checked!  

This will be the background for a new Christmas stencil.

This is what my fingers look like when I stencil a non-flat object with the buffalo check stencil!  I do a lot of holding the stencil down tight with my fingers.

 Today I am introducing a *brand new JOY stencil from Old Sign Stencils.   I chose the smaller size, vertical stencil.

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This stencil fits so well in the cabinet door inset.  The margins, around the stencils, are almost perfect.

I taped the JOY stencil on and pounced it on using Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth.

Except, I didn't use the letter "O"!  This is the exciting part.

 I used both the Christmas ball and smaller snowflake stencil as my "O".

I used the Caviar paint for the snowflake.

When the stenciling was complete, I wiped on Dixie Belle Best Dang Furniture Wax in Clear with a clean rag!  I love this water based wax!  So easy!

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I left the old hardware on the cabinet door, but painted them the same color as the door.  

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Here is my finished door sign!

I love using a black base coat, and stenciling on the red checks for the most part.  It is a more subtle background, and my piece doesn't get too busy.  It's also very rich!

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I'm going to hang this great new sign in my kitchen! 

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I will share my Christmas decor a little closer to Christmas.

*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.



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3 comments

  1. My goodness... Carlene, I'm over the moon esctatic to see Joy in action! This is gorgeous! A cab door... I think it's time I start collecting a few!

    I'm having fun sharing this one... count on that!

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  2. Love it! Especially the O. Love it love it!

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  3. Carlene, you did a super neat perfect job of stenciling those checks! The "Joy" is also PERFECT! You must have a ton of patience and knowledge. I haven't done much stenciling - I must be most impatient and do not hold the stencil down tight enough. Anyway, your "door" looks wonderful.

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