Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cabinet Door Upcycle: DIY Jewelry Board


I have been going on scrap weekends with the same group of girlfriends for the last 6 years. We often play Secret Sisters over the weekend. This is just like having a Secret Santa over the holidays. You get one girl randomly assigned to you and you leave gifts for them all weekend. Then on the last night, we have the big reveal/gift exchange. I love this because it's always so fun to personalize gifts. And since we have a rough 'budget' for the weekend, I also like to try to be thrifty and make as many gifts as I can.

This past weekend was no exception. My secret sister liked costume jewelry and I wanted to give her a place to showcase her necklaces. This cabinet door has been in my garage for almost a year. A good friend of mine gave it to me and I had planned to make it into a chalkboard menu for my kitchen. But I never got around to it! So I decided to turn it into a jewelry board.


The first thing I did was spray paint it white. I didn't bother to cover the face of the door, since I was planning on covering that with patterned paper. It took a couple of coats of spray paint to cover the brown wood completely.


The hardest part was deciding what paper to use in the middle. I agonized for weeks over this! I wanted it to match her master bathroom/closet and I had to go on advice of friends who had actually been in her master bathroom. I used coordinating paper from the Momenta Chloe's Garden paper pack. I mod podged it right to the face of the cabinet door.


My husband drilled 3 holes and I added 3 drawer knobs. This will be where she hangs her jewelry. And that's it!! After deciding what paper to use, it all came together very quickly.


I love that the jewelry will add lots of visual interest and texture to the board. And it won't matter if she has long necklaces that hang off the end, especially if it's mounted to a wall.


Overall, I'm really happy how it turned out. It's something fun and unique and it was very inexpensive to create. I already had the spray paint and the paper, and the knobs were about $3. Now I am on the lookout for another cabinet door because I want to make one for myself!!

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21 comments:

Laurel said...

I love this, great upcycle!

Joni Kix said...

This is such a wonderful gift idea! We just had our kitchen redone... I wish I had saved some of the cabinet doors, hehehe...
I bet your friend LOVED the gift!

mustangkayla said...

How fun! Did you use mod podge for the patterned paper? I just spray painted a cupboard door with a primer and hope to make my own chalk paint to cover it with. I was debating doing patterned paper on the center or edges though. LOVE this project! Thanks for the inspiration!

wendipooh13 said...

oh my gosh Wow!!! Super cool idea!! I soooo need one of those!!! I LOVE IT!!!

Julia Aston said...

what a great idea Mara! and this came out so wonderfully! bet your friend loves it!

Jodi said...

SO SO SO SO SO COOL!!! i love this idea...

Sara Mac said...

What a fantastic idea for a personalized gift. Love how it turned out. Great pp choice.

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic project Mara, I think you are so creative and your Secret Sister will love it.

Marybeth said...

Mara this is such a great project and great gift. This is going to be the best gift , I bet :)

Katie @ Pincushion Creations said...

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http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/05/homemade-by-you-11-giveaway.html

Rebecca said...

what a cool idea and it came out beautifully! I bet your friend will LOVE it!

Michelle H. said...

Very pretty!! What a fabulous idea!!
Love it!!

SARAH and JASON said...

Love this!!! I have been trying to figure out something for hanging my jewelry and I think I might have to steal this idea :)

Aimee Kidd said...

Seriously?!?! A cabinet door? Girl, you are too creative! I LOVE it! It's so pretty and sure to be liked and enjoyed by the recipient!!

BethieJ said...

Mara this is so CUTE!!!! I bet she just LOVED it!! Hope your day is GREAT!!

Samantha Hauzer said...

What a fantastic idea!!! Love it!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a neat project Mara! Great way to upcycle!

Annette said...

wow this is so AWESOME....totally love it...you are soooo clever..

Chantal Vandenberg said...

VERY clever! Love this idea - great project!!!!

Elaine said...

How fabulous Mara well done Hugs Elaine

Sue said...

What a transformation! You are so ambitious, Mara!