I can give you three good reasons why you should never throw away wood cabinet doors. Here they are…one, two and three…
Are you convinced? What if I said I only spent a total of $8 for the entire art nook pictured here? Wood is wood, whether it starts out pretty or not! I hung on to every bit of the stuff we pulled out of the kitchen, knowing I would find something to do with it eventually. As it turns out, these cabinet doors were just exactly perfect for the art corner I’ve been working to finish in the guest room.
I took off the hardware, filled in the holes, sanded, spray painted, screwed on brackets, and called it done! Not too shabby for old doors growing mold in the scrap pile!
This little art spot for the girls, is coming along just nicely. It’s exactly what I pictured, simple, colorful and tidy.
Even if you didn’t have cabinet doors of your own laying around to use, they can be found for as little as a dollar a piece at Habitat for Humanity thrift stores, or salvage yard type places. I see them all the time in curbside trash piles. They are a great source for inexpensive wood, and there is so many different things you can use them for! The jars are just jam jars, pickle jars, and flower vases that I cleaned up to hold art supplies. Using what you already have around doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the vision you have for your space.
I just need to figure out some scribble inspiring art for that big blank spot on the wall and then I can check this spot of my list. Hmm, I wonder what sort of art inspires little artists to only draw on the designated surfaces…
Psalms 119:73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
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