Friday, April 1, 2011

Cabinet Door Picture Frame (and Feature Friday)

I worked on another FREE makeover this week. I made this fun cabinet door picture frame!

I got this cute beadboard cabinet door at my local salvage center during their Free week last fall.

I've been brainstorming forever what to do with this. Then a light bulb finally clicked this week. How about a picture frame?

So I decided what sizes to cut my squares. I chose to cut a 4''x4'' square in the middle and (2) 4''x6'' rectangles. I just used a ruler to draw my shapes that I needed to cut out. Then a jigsaw was used to cut out the openings.

I took some scrap 1/4'' thick leftover plywood that I had lying around and cut them a little bitter than the square/rectangles in the cabinet door. Then I glued them to the back side of the cabinet door. I would use a heavy duty glue like gorilla glue.

Before I added the back plywood pieces, I painted the door first. I left the outside trim the same black but painted the inside beadboard and plywood pieces an antique white. I then sanded down the cabinet door to give it a good distressing. Then I applied some Early American MinWax stain to give it a richer look.

After it was dry, then that's when I added the back plywood pieces. Also add a sawtooth hanger to the back for easy hanging.

Now it's time to get your favorite photos out to enjoy! I use poster putty but you can also use photo safe tape as well. Then they can easily be changed out.

If you don't like it vertical then enjoy it the other way! 

This was a fun and easy project...and don't forget FREE!

So be on the lookout for those old cabinet doors at salvage centers/garage sales. Garage sale season is coming up! Woop! Can't wait!


Thanks again for all who linked up to Terrific Under Ten Tuesday this week! Here are a few projects I would love to feature today.

Lori from Make Prim Happen gave this $1.99 Thrift Store find a great black makeover! Love the arrangement as well.

Pam from Be Colorful showed off her awesome painting talent with this fun birdhouse. I love the quote to added to the side of it. "There is nothing half so pleasant as coming home again."

 Lucy from Lucy Designs made these FAB dragonflies from a little bit of everything. Can you guess what the wings are made of? Ceiling fan blades. :)

Heather from Summerstead provides a tutorial on this fun hanger! I love the look of the old barn wood and the elegant knobs together.

I love lemonade. It's my favorite drink. :)
Colleen from And Baby Makes Five shares a cupcake recipe with a lemonade twist. Can't wait to try!

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  1. Kindra that turned out very cute.......jigsaw.......jigsaw.....
    You're the master if you know how to use a saw!!!
    Saws, tile cutter saws, and chain saws scare me!!
    I just know I'll lose an appendage if they are anywhere near me!!

  2. Kindra,
    Aren't you clever? I never would have thought to do that. I need to learn to be more comfortable with the power tools. :)
    thank you so much for the feature. I have seen the Lucy stuff before and always love her style. I am unfamiliar with Lori so i will have to bop over and meet her too.
    I am your newest follower.

  3. Kindra - I love the frame! The beadboard is wonderful. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity.

  4. And those are such cute kids in those pictures.
    Have a nice weekend:)

  5. Very creative Kindra - you have such great ideas!!

  6. Love that cabinet door - so many possibilities. And the direction you took it is wonderful! Darling kiddos! I have a store-bought frame very similar to what you did....I way overpaid for it!!

  7. LOVE ... LOVE ... LOVE your picture frame project, Kindra!

    And thanks for the feature. You're going to enjoy those cupcakes for sure!

  8. Very cute frame! Brilliant idea! (Cute kids IN the frame too.) This is my first time here! Great blog. I grabbed a button for the Tuesday party and I'm following.

  9. thanks for the feature Kindra...loving what u did to that cabinet door!

  10. Kindra, that is wonderful! I love it! What a fantastic re-do! The other projects are cute too!
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. Kindra,

    I love your frame and it was free love it even more! Enjoying all of your make overs.


  12. Hi, Kindra! I LOVE your cabinet door picture frame. Adorable idea. You're so darn clever!

  13. Kindra, that is fabulous! So clever and I don't think I will ever look at a kitchen cabinet door the same way again. :-) Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday!

  14. What a great idea to re-purpose a cabinet door! I love the look of the bead board... and you sure can't beat the price!

  15. very cute and creative! What a way to get your craft on.

  16. Your cabinet door frame is really cute! I love it...what a great way to preserve family memories. Great job!

  17. You did a really great job! Thank you sharing it with Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week, Mary :O)

  18. It is very nice and wonderful choice of different picture frames.I like this quit and glorious photo frames.It is so beautiful and attractive frames.

  19. Great project! I featured you on this weeks "Amaze Me Monday" blog party! Thank you for linking up. Have a great week :D

  20. I love what you done with the cabinet door. I'm your newest follower.

  21. Kindra that is so adorable! You did a great job! I saw you featured over at Dittle Dattle and had to come tell you how wonderful you are. :)

  22. I love your picture frame. Im always amazed at what bloggers/crafters make with found treasures.

    I have a giveaway going on if you'd like to enter,, im trying my hand at making one of Lucys dragonflys and ill be giving it away.

  23. Hey,these picture frames are really found amazing in the existing post. This post really makes me crazy about it. Your door picture frame is really looking awesome. Thanks for sharing some creative thing.

    picture framing


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