Thursday, July 10, 2014

Make-Believe Cabinet Doors

There once was an unfinished kitchen lined with painter's cloth instead of doors.

Until one day, a curious woman spotted an old closet door. The closet door had been lying behind her mother's sofa for several years and the woman thought, "I have had no luck finding reclaimed cabinet doors that fit our openings. My husband desires flat panel doors, but wood so large would be ever so expensive. I wonder if this closet door would do?"

The curious woman measured the door and found it to be just right, so she removed the closet door handle and other metal fittings.

And she sawed the closet door into smaller doors. Remembering her husband's wish, she used very rough paper to bevel the perimeter of the door before smoothing it with finer paper.

Using paint in a can named "Napoleon" in a somewhat-glossy sheen, the woman painted the doors, and the rest of her kitchen cabinets and drawers using a brilliant rolling contraption (not of her invention).

She laid them on her dining chairs, noting how handy it was to have found a solid cored door just the right width for the height of her cabinets, leaving them to dry before hanging.

And now the one closet door is four kitchen cabinet doors in the curious woman's little home.

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  1. Great joy re-purposing the closet door.Nice color, too.Thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment.

    1. Thank you for visiting and leaving me a kind comment as well. :)

  2. Genius! Love the polished look...I would have never thought a closet door could look like that!

    1. Thank you for your kindness, Olivia. :) We were without kitchen doors for a year, so this free solution worked out great for our low budget.

  3. Your doors look wonderful! Awesome job!

    1. Joanne! :) Thank you for encouraging me to not be afraid of cabinets, doors, and drawers! I still need some courage when I face them, but a little less than before. =D


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