Tuesday, August 24, 2010

From Kitchen Cabinet to Laundry Room Sign

A few weeks back I picked up this great kitchen cabinet door for $2 at our local Habitat for Humanity Restore. 




My plan was to make it into a sign for my laundry room.  Vinyl letters and sayings are all the rage right now and I love them.  The only problem is my husband's job as a contractor for the government we will probably move a few times over the next few years and I didn't want to have to buy a new saying every time.  My friend suggested that I frame my favorite saying.  I liked that suggestion but wanted to do something different and cheaper.  This is were the cabinet doors at the Restore came in handy.

I sanded down the piece and filled in a few dents with wood putty.  It was all ready to prime.



I had some left over white primer from a previous project.  The next decision was what color to paint it.  Again I went to my favorite store Restoration Hardware. I love the Silver Sage Collection, I have used Silver Sage and Blue Sage from the line.  My local store was under going a remodel and was low on sample sizes.  They didn't have Silver Sage in stock, so I went the next color up to Sea Green.




On a side note their sample sizes go a long way, I had enough to do this door and about 2-3 more.  They are a great price at $3.95 each.  After two coats of Sea Green (my new favorite color, I'm surprised I never picked it up before), I was ready for my vinyl lettering.  I search on the internet for vinyl letters with a laundry theme.  I found the best price on Esty.com, if you haven't shopped there before check it out.  They have more than just handmade crafts.






I picked up this vinyl saying for $9.95 from Jazzy Graphics.  They have some great prices and sizes of graphics.  Remember to check the size of the graphic you are ordering.  I double checked to make sure it would fit.


The color is a little off in this photo, not sure why.

I used a kitchen spatula to smooth the letters on to the cabinet door, no need to buy a fancy tool.
I think it turned out pretty good.  The total cost was around $18 plus I have paint left over for my next project.  The next time you are in a Habitat for Humanity Restore look around and see what items can be used in a new way and re-purposed.







I really wanted to hang it up but with us moving in 4 weeks I decided to just lien it up against the wall.  Once we move I will hang it up.


This project was featured at Olivia Renn and Creations by Kara this week.  Pop over and see what other great projects are also featured.

***Parties that I am linking this DYI project to.***
New Nostalgia Twice Owned Tuesday
Coastal Charm
A Silly Little Sparrow
I’m Topsy Turvy
The Pumpkin Patch
Today’s Creative Blog
All Thingz Related
Craft Edition
Tales from Bloggeritaville
The Shabby Chic Cottage
Beyond The Picket Fence
Seven Thirty Three – A Creative Blog
Life as Lori
 Decor Momma
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Fun to Craft
The Shabby Nest






52 comments:

  1. Super cute!!
    the saying made me giggle : )

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  2. Your cabinet looks great. Too bad you didn't useone of the DIY Sponsors or you could have added it to the competition next month.

    Cheri

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  3. This is adorable! Found you on Anything Related and just had to click over.

    I agree with Cheri above!

    Jami

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  4. Thanks for the wonderful comments!

    Whats the DYI Competition? Where do I get more info on it? Thanks :)

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  5. That turned out great! You can take that wherever you go. Love the saying and the colors!
    Thanks for visiting today. Good luck with your move!
    Lisa

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  6. Fantistic! Love it, Laura!

    Sue
    xo

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  7. What a gorgeous color! And I can't get enough vinyl either! ;)
    Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day :)

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  8. Love it! I am in the process of making a laundry sign myself! I just haven't decided exactly what it will look like! Great job!

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  9. What a fantastic idea!! Great job!

    Cara

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  10. So cute! I love this saying! The color is also very pretty...love the silver sage collection!

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  11. I think that is darling. I love the color too!
    Very cute.
    Brooke

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  12. Okay, I've seen tons of these lately, but yours is just gorgeous! I love that color combination.

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  13. beautiful! i love the saying. thanks for sharing.

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  14. Hi there! I just found you via the Shabby Chic Linky party and I'm in love with your sign! The colors are fantastic too. I did not know that Restoration Hardware had paint! Thanks for the great project!

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  15. Great idea to use the cabinet door! I definitely need to visit my re-store!!

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  16. Love this!! I'm a HUGE fan of the ReStore myself, and love buying the old cabinet doors for random projects. Thanks for sharing the link for the vinyls!

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  17. This is absolutely terrific girl!! I just love the colors and wording you used...Loving it!! Thank you so much for linking up to my party at Frou Frou Decor!
    Have a beautiful weekend,
    ~Terrell @ FFD~

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  18. This is so fun. I love the saying! And the color is BEAUTIFUL.

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  19. Fabulous!!! Oh I don't envy you moving tho, what a hassle.

    My link for you... WIZARD OF OZ
    Do come by to say hello if you have time!

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  20. LOVE that color! Saw you over at Frou Fou! I used to sell expressions like that with Uppercase Living! Lovely!!
    Lisa

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  21. I love RH's paint colors...so pretty!! Love Habitat Restores too...they're so fun! Great job with this project, it looks awesome!

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  22. It's a great sign. The color is so fresh and clean, too.

    BTW - we have a unique DIY kitchen or laundry backsplash giveaway that might be useful to you or a friend. Please stop by our Giveaway Friday! Jane F.

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  23. Your sign came out great! Didn't know restoration hardware sample paints were so affordable. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. So cute! I need to find those cabinet doors I have in the garage. I thought I couldn't really use them again. You proved me wrong. :)

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  25. That is so cute! How lucky to have a Restoration Hardware near you!! Gorgeous!

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  26. Wow! You've been a busy lady this week! I love me some Restoration hardware but never have bought the paint. I will have to try it out. AND...I have some cabinet doors in my garage that have been sitting there- waiting patiently for me. i will have to get to work on them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. That is such a smart idea! I know you'll have the perfect place for it in your new home!
    smiles!

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  28. What a great Idea! I am going to checkout the link for Etsy as well! Thanks for sharing

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  29. What a cute project. I like the ease of using the vinyl letters.

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  30. Very cute!! And I love the quote!! Loads of fun is right! ;D

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  31. What a fitting quote for a laundry room and pretty too!

    Belle
    http://beautifulnest.blogspot.com/

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  32. That looks so professional! Great project, so I'm glad you can take it with you~

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  33. Your sign turned out to be a real beauty. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. I love this! I featured it on my blog this week.

    http://oliviarenn.blogspot.com/

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  35. this turned out so cute! gives me confidence to try one myself...maybe...

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  36. cute sign!! I love that saying :)

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  37. That sign turned out so good! I love vinyl lettering too! Loved reading your blog. Stop by if you get the chance:
    www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

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  38. That sign is super cute!

    Shopper Gal
    http://www.shoppergal.com/

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  39. Love the sign and the colors you used great job! Thanks for linking up!

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  40. Looks terrific! We are so glad you joined us for Anything Related! Come back tomorrow for another great party!
    {Rebekah}

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  41. What a great idea. I picked up a cabinet door at the Restore around here a few months back. I'll have to try something similar. Thanks.

    Partying with you tonight. Stop by and see my very simple project.

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  42. Hi Laura,
    I just stopped over from My Romantic Home to see your project...what a wonderful idea! Now I will have to check out your other posts to see what you've created. Have a wonderful Tuesday! Maura :)

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  43. It looks beautiful! I'm inspired to make something similar for my bathroom. Thanks for sharing! Michele

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  44. I just love the way this turned out! It's really beautiful, and something I think I can do too - which makes it even more inspiring! Thanks for sharing, and as always inspiring!
    Artie
    P.S., stop by and let me know what you think of my little video I did of my house. I hope you like it - would love to know what you think!

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  45. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  46. Love it! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  47. So cute!! I totally want this for my laundry room! We'd love for you to link this up at our party! http://www.housewivesofriverton.com/2013/02/riverton-housewives-round-up-54.html

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