Thursday, December 29, 2011
Painting Cabinet Doors
Interesting frame, don't you think??
My father is a kitchen designer for Welbourne Cabinets (I think I spelled that right?!) out of Tennessee. Every once in awhile he has a customer who orders a distressed cabinet style...and then when the cabinets come in they're a bit "too" distressed. So my dad orders a new cabinet door to replace the offending one. But the company doesn't want the first door back. So there has been a moderately steady supply of cabinet doors through my parent's house.
This one just struck my fancy. What can you do with a cabinet door...no holes drilled yet for the hardware...but a lovely knot hole right in the center of the door!? And what about that lovely 6" crack? Well you've got to paint it of course!! If you look closely, there's a real life knot hole in the tree. Just the perfect place for a pixie to live.
The cabinet door itself is as smooth as can be...a lovely surface to paint on! The back of the door looks a little odd, because it's prepped (but not drilled) for hinges. I just ignore that! Just paint away, and you've got a piece already framed and ready to hang!