Signs of the times with old cabinet doors

Oh dear. We are back at it again with a cabinet door project. What is it with old doors, I just can not leave them alone.

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Solid wood planks with interesting details, pretty old hardware, and price tags cheaper than a salted caramel mocha frappuccina without the salt…sigh…just dreamy.

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Such possibilities. Perhaps even more possibilities than the amount of leaves currently laying in my yard waiting to be raked. Which is saying a great deal about these doors…

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…never mind my yard keeping skills. I just figured I had better make sure that all those leaves were completely off the trees before I bothered with them. Because, you know, I hate to waste labor and all that.

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If my house disappears from view, at least I’ll know it was all worth it to have some decent cabinet door decor going on for Christmas. Know what I mean? Priorities people. it’s all. about. priorities.

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Now really, you could use any old word you wanted to make a cute sign. All you need is some inexpensive wood letters to spell out your word, and some wood glue.

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Glue them on, nice and tidy like.

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Then, have yourself a merry little time painting it however you wish. Don’t forget to attach some handy hardware for your wall displaying pleasure.

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Doesn’t that just make your heart happy. I do so enjoy unique little things to set around here and there.

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And now that I’ve had my Christmas decorating play time…I’m completely ready to take a bang at the real deal. The ideas are just piling up. Much like the leaves. Sigh. Let’s just focus on the joy, shall we? (This sign is available for your viewing and purchasing pleasure in my shop HERE.)

 John 16:22   … your joy no man taketh from you. 

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32 Responses to Signs of the times with old cabinet doors

  1. Jeanine says:

    Awesome Idea! I love it!

  2. That’s a really clever idea! I think even I could manage to do it ;)

  3. Ila says:

    What a beautiful creative idea! I just love this!

  4. Evelyn Kelly says:

    Wow…how beautiful this cabinet door turned out. Abby…I am amazed to see this. You did a brilliant job.

  5. Deidre says:

    I think this is LOVELY! So Simplistic and Festive too!

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  7. Looks great…I bet it will sell fast :)

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  9. What a great use for them! I can see why you are obsessed!

  10. I love this, a pretty rustic look, and so easy! Happy I found you at Alderberry Hill! :)

  11. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Super cute! And I’d rather craft than rake leaves too! Maybe we’ll get lucky and they will all just blow away!

  12. Featuring this on Trash 2 Treasure tonight!! :) You always do such cool stuff – it’s no wonder I feature you so much!

  13. Karen says:

    Abby this is so cute!! I have tons of extra cabinet doors around here. I love how you show the steps to making such a cute and easy project. I am sharing at Redoux tomorrow, party starts early at 5:00 EST. Thanks!

  14. Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come stop by and grab a featured button :)

  15. Very cute Abby- I love the reuse of the cabinet door! Thanks for sharing it at Work it Wednesday this week, hope to see you back tomorrow morning:)
    ~Krista from the happy housie

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  18. I featured your project @ hope you will stop by with your latest creation!HUgs

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  20. Hi Abby! Thank you so much for sharing this project at Get Crafty Friday! My cousin is remodeling her kitchen so I will definitely have to steal her old cabinet doors b/c this idea is so cute and creative! Stopping by to let you know that you have been featured this week. I hope you will stop by and share with us again. Have a wonderful weekend!


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  22. priscilla says:

    Such a fabulous idea ! Love it !

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  24. I love making signs, but I’ve never done it with raised letters like yours. I love it! You did a fantastic job on this, beautiful.
    Debbie :)

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  26. jodie brite says:

    Wow!”just found your blog & so excited! I was wondering what is a reasonable price for cabinet doors like this one? Thank you!

    • Abby says:

      I wouldn’t pay more than five dollars for one this size, ten for a big one. I can find them for a dollar at my local habitat for humanity store. You probably could find them for free on Craigslist as well. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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