Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

What do you do with an old cabinet door? Besides keep it with your wood scraps for ten years like I did (not recommended.) You can create pre-framed art! Today I have an easy Upcycled Cabinet Door Chalkboard Art project for you. If you have an old cabinet door, some paint, and a stencil, you can have yourself a unique and personalized art piece for your wall! Easy art!

Materials:

Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

  • Cabinet door
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Foam brush
  • Sandpaper
  • Antiquing wax
  • Wax brush
  • Clean rag
  • Craft paint or chalky paint
  • Stencil brush
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Pencil
  • Stencil or cut vinyl

Optional: Stain and foam brush

Instructions:

Paint the inside panel of your cabinet door with chalkboard paint. After the paint has dried, lightly sand any imperfections. Apply a second coat, brushing the paint in the opposite direction as the first coat.

Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

If you have an unstained cabinet door, you may want to stain it for an aged look.

Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

Apply painter’s tape to the inside face of the cabinet door.

Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

Paint the frame portion of the cabinet door. Allow to dry and apply a second coat of paint.

Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

Allow to dry and lightly sand the edges.

Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

For more depth and age, apply antiquing wax and buff off with a dry clean rag.

Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

Grab your stencil (or cut vinyl). (I used a quote from the Silhouette graphic downloads.) Weed out the letters.

Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

Apply transfer paper on top of the vinyl.

Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

Center your vinyl on the cabinet door and mark the corners of the vinyl with pencil.

Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

Remove the vinyl backing and press the vinyl (transfer paper side up) onto the cabinet.

Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

Burnish the vinyl onto the cabinet and remove the transfer paper.

Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

Use the stencil brush to pounce paint over the lettering.

Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

Change paint colors for more interest.

Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

Allow the paint to dry and gently remove the vinyl.

Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

Erase the pencil marks.

Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

Hang your new Upcycled Cabinet Chalkboard Art on the wall! Enjoy.

Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

You can see the rest of my gallery wall here. And learn tips to create your own perfect gallery wall.

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9 replies
  1. Ricky Core
    Ricky Core says:

    I actually have a chalkboard that I’ve been wondering what to do with. Well, now I’ve decided! Thanks for the idea. Quick question, did you just use a utility knife to cut out the letters? Or what did you use?

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