IBP: Repurposing Cabinet Doors

Sure to be one of the most popular episodes, today I share great ideas on repurposing used cabinet doors. Along with tips and tricks, and my favorite resource to purchased used home goods.


Add two layers of vinyl for a very cool personalized look. (Vinyl from Brookie Craft) 

Add a favorite word or phrase in vinyl to a painted cabinet door.

Add a door knob to the top of a long cabinet door and hang a small decorative wreath from it. This is my most favorite piece out of all of them.

I added adhesive backed cork board to the center of one cabinet door. Then I added some painted knobs along the bottom using E6000 glue. 

Create a fun photo holder by gluing bulldog clips along a painted cabinet door. I then drilled holes on each side and threaded wide ribbon through the holes and tied in a bow on the front.  

Try layering your a quote with two different colors of vinyl. This piece I also added a decorative wood piece at the top to create a more custom piece. 

Don't forget to PRIME, prime, prime your cabinet doors. Take it from someone that tried to skip this step, you need to prime laminated cabinet doors if you want your paint to stick well. 
Try sanding off the edges with sandpaper and applying Minwax stain finish. I'll show you how easy this step can be. 
Here's a piece that was painted cream and then I added the stain finish to it after sanding off the edges. 
Consider using the Imaginisce i-Magicut Ribbon Cutter and Sealer tool to cut those home decor ribbons with so they don't fray.
Link to info about Imaginisce Ribbon Cutter 

 Here's the links to the blogs referenced in this episode:
You can find more great ideas for repurposed Cabinet Doors in my pin board on Pinterest called, Cabinet Doors.

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fun ways to create with CUPCAKE LINERS.

Disclaimer: Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration but not all pins lead to blogs. I tried to only pick those ideas that I could find the original creator and give credit to. Please take a moment and check out these great blogs because without them I wouldn't have content to talk about on the new My Craft Channel show Inspired by Pinterest.  If you've never been to Pinterest and would like to check it out, you need an invite to the site to gain access (I don't know why). Just leave me a comment with your email and I'll send you an invite. However, I cannot be responsible for the time you will be spending on Pinterest!!


AmyT said...

OMG these are adorable. I think I am going to give this a try.

Aphra Bolyer said...

LoOoOoOve these, Lori!!! I am going to have to give this a try. I especially like the one with the bulldog clips. I'm thinking Christmas card holders all lined up in my foyer. :) Thanks for this series.

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