Garage Sale Beadboard Cabinet Door Junk Garden Makeover

June 23, 2021

Photo of grubby beadboard cabinet door
Do you remember this grubby $1 tongue and groove bead board cabinet door from my recent garage sales HERE?

I just finished a project with it today.

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Photo of grubby cabinet door getting scrubbed
I first gave it a good scrubbing with hot Dawn Dish Soapy and a scrub brush.

Most of the mildew and dirt came off and left a vintage paint finish.

Photo of a red painted metal garage tray
This metal garage tray was also a $1 find at a garage sale. 

I sprayed it with Krud Kutter Cleaner Degreaser and let it sit a bit.  Then washed it with my Dawn Dish Soap water.

Photo of red painted metal garage tray
Here's the tray with the grease gone.

Photo of holes drilled into a metal tray for drainage
Next holes were drilled into the bottom of the tray for drainage.

Photo of red metal garage tray screwed to a bead board cabinet door
Then the tray was screwed into the cabinet door with two screws.

Photo of large beadboard cabinet door with metal garage tray attached
The door needed a little more interest.  I thought about hanging a sign on it.

Photo of a scrolly stencil taped to a cabinet door
I opted to add some scrolly stenciling with a the Dalia Crest Stencil from Redesign with Prima.

I pounced it on with Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash. Since the door was tongue and groove beadboard, the stenciling was not perfect.

Photo of a scrolly stencil on an old beadboard cabinet door
I left room for plants and pots between the stencil and tray shelf.

Photo of a damask stencil taped to a beadboard cabinet door
I decided to add more scrolly stenciling below the tray.  

This stencil is Damask from Decoart.

Photo of old cabinet door repurposed as a decorative junk garden plant holder
I added two damask stencils below the tray.

Photo of old cabinet door repurposed as a decorative junk garden plant holder
I placed two buckets with a red impatiens in one and an English Ivy in the other. 

I placed a brick under the door to keep it off the ground and leaned it up against the house wall. This will keep it from rotting for a good long while.

Photo of old cabinet door repurposed as a decorative junk garden plant holder
I love planting ideas that add vertical interest and get those plants off the ground level!

Thanks for visiting!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Carlene,
    Love it! what a great transformation!! I especially love the touch of red!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  2. Thanks for sharing. I love your ‘eye’ and what you can envision with what most of us would walk by. I try to check what you post every day to be inspired.

    1. Thanks Robin! I think the more upcycling and repurposing you do the more you develop that eye!


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