Friday, December 6, 2013

Making a sign from a cabinet door

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My sweet DL (and I’m cringing as I say that) has a million pieces of wood in various stages of “done.” (Meaning there are pieces that could be used to build real furniture, if we had the schematics.  But those weren’t included in the piles.)
In fact, the husband of a good friend—a woman I have known for over twenty years—has said that our carport looks like an episode of “Hoarders.” And he would be correct.

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So I took two beveled boards that were in the pile, and I drew on them with chalk, the way I learned from Miss Mustard Seed. 
I used free fonts from the wonderfully wonderful Andrea at The Cottage Market, and I hand lettered them the best I could.  (I used to have a projector I could “borrow” but not anymore.  So now I need to learn to hand letter.)

I left a lot of the old paint on the boards, if there was old paint on them.  (There was on the ‘Let it Snow’, but not on the ‘Baby it’s Cold Outside.’)

Then I put the little hangie thingie (that being the technical term) on the back.


and there you have it!

I'm at Repurposed!  And Redoux!


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love the let it snow- the worn wood is perfect!

LittleMyoo said...

I'll take the Baby It's Cold Outside sign because brrrrr!!! It's freezing! And I'm just not ready for snow yet. :/


Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

In case of zombie apocalypse, you will have enough wood to board up your windows and others will not. Who is laughing then?

Until then the signs are an adorable use of your resource.

Good Time Charlie said...

Cheryl's comment is hilarious! How can I top that! I think your garage and my garage shoul get together and compare pieces of wood. Love the sign, and I am all about using up those old cabinet doors for decor stuff. Just sold one today!

thistlewoodfarm said...


It's 7:22am and we are snowed in and I'm on my second cup of coffee....and so I feel the overwhelming need to use multiple exclamation points for this project.

I love the idea of using cabinet doors for the signs!!!!!


Happy, happy day to you my friend!

PS Loved the pictures of you in community theater!

Feral Turtle said...

Very cute Kirby. I have a couple of those on the go too. Hoping to get them posted soon!

Art and Sand said...

As the child and grandchild of hoarders, who benefited from their hoarding, I will say that hoarding is a good thing.

LOVE your sign.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Well that was easy! I love it and we did get snow, so sledding happened here yesterday!

Debbie Borthwick said...

They look great, Kirby! Simple and perfect for Christmas. And I believe we could be called hoarders, too. Not just me with my junk, but my husband with his old tools.
Debbie :)

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I just picked a solid cabinet door off the roadside, (right before Christmas) ... I should make a sign! I don't have 'fancy' this looks easy enough. You've inspired me. ;) - Pat

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