Friday, March 18, 2011

Re-purposed Cabinet Door

You've already seen my tutorial for the cabinet door-turned-chalk board. Well, this is a similar project idea using one of my fabulous $2 cabinet door samples from Menards. To create this bulletin board I used a flat paneled cabinet door (sorry- I forgot to take "before" pictures.) I primed and painted it with Rustoleum primer and Antique White spray paint.

Next, I cut a piece of cardboard (yes, it's a diaper box- classy, huh?) the exact size of the flat panel of the cabinet. I then covered it with a piece of fleece by spraying it with spray adhesive and spreading the fleece flat over the top and about an inch of extra around the edges on the back side. Confusing? See the photo.

Next, I did the same step again but with the top fabric. Then I took a coordinating fabric and folded it in half the width of my cardboard plus about 4 inches to wrap around the back

. My folded in half fabric only covered the bottom few inches of the board and will creat a little pocket to place additional items. So follow the same steps with your "pocket" fabric but only glue it to the back of the cardboard. Now all you have to do is glue your cardboard panel to the cabinet door. I also used a sander to distress my cabinet, mainly because my paint job got a little dinged up. But that step is completely optional, depending on the style you're going for.

Now hang your bulletin board, get some push pins, and fill it up!



1 comment:

  1. Another great, affordable craft idea! So inspiring Sarah. Definitely craving to get some projects done. Time to go thrifting & yard sale-ing soon. =)