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It is time for another Thrifty Chicks get together and this month’s theme is Kitchen Items. This one stumped me. I kept going to thrift stores and the only thing I found that I thought had potential is a breadboard. But I wasn’t feeling it. Then it happened, my neighbor gave me some old boards and found a Kitchen Cabinet Door that he snuck in the pile. It was my aha moment. I did end up using another Kitchen Cabinet Door. How to DIY a Kitchen Cabinet Door into a towel holder is what I finally came up with. Last month’s project was chairs and I loved that one.
The door sat in the garage for a long time sawdusty, so I scrubbed it down with Soft Scrub with bleach. It came out so nice and bright. What I was going to do with the door is a different story. For some reason, this project did not come easy for me.
A while ago, I bought decorative hooks at Hobby Lobby. I got them out and played around with the placement on the door. It did nothing for me. I thought a chalkboard would be cute and painted the middle section, nope I scrubbed it off. Then I thought about stenciling a word or phrase. No still not feeling it.
I went in the house to cool down and get inspired by Pinterest. What would we do without Pinterest? Because I did get inspired. I have always wanted to use lace as a stencil. I was thinking on a piece of furniture but thought why not the cabinet door.
To make sure I did it right I looked it up and the instructions said to use spray starch to stiffen the lace. Well for my project it is a doily. Maybe that was the problem because I used a crochet doily. Not one my aunt or grandmother made.
I couldn’t do that, I had bought a package a long time ago with this project in mind. So I sprayed and ironed the doily. It never did get very stiff, whether it was because the starch was old or the doily heavy compared to lace I don’t know.
I placed the doily on the cabinet front and molded it into the design. To me, the easiest thing is to use spray paint. I decided on the oil rubbed bronze since the hooks were already in that color. One thing I discovered and will try if I do this again; the doily became very stiff when the spray paint dried so I will reuse it on something to see if the lines are crisper.
I let it dry for a quick minute and carefully pulled it up. It looks faded in some areas but I like the way it looks. I let it dry overnight before tackling the keyhole fasteners and hooks.
Laying a towel down to protect the front of the door, I flipped it over to put on the keyhole fasteners. Measure, mark and drill a pilot hole for each screw.
Now it is time to put the hooks in each corner. Notice they are different sizes and colors but they coordinate. I took the drill and placed it in the hole to mark it. Then I drilled pilot holes. After that, I screwed the hooks on the board.
One final thing left to do. The screws needed to be painted. I taped the areas off and used light weight cardboard for protection and sprayed the screws so they would match.
I am glad I didn’t give up because I really like this Kitchen Cabinet Door that became a towel holder. What do you think? And be sure to check out the other Thrifty Chicks projects. The links are below. We are a talented group if I do say so myself :).
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