I got this little pine cabinet for free on freecycle several months ago. She was sitting in my basement just waiting for a makeover...
Then I found these die-cut scrapbook pages on sale at Michaels. When I saw them they reminded me of all the gorgeous fretwork I've been seeing in decor lately in furniture and fabrics. I thought they were just begging for a home decor application. Can you guess where I'm going with this? Let me give you a hint- the glass insets on the cabinet doors are roughly 12x12...
Poof! (I gotta get my hubby to make me a little graphic for that!)
- First I removed the glass and pulled out the wood in front of the glass.
- I used the glass as a template to cut the die-cut pages to the right size.
- I gave her a couple of coats of Java Brown Valspar spraypaint and also painted out the die-cut pages.
- I reinserted the glass panes (they are held in place with tiny brackets and even tinier screws- this part took waaaay longer than I thought it would!)
- I affixed the die-cut pages to the back of the glass with a little bit of plain old scotch tape!
- I lined the inside of the cabinet with scrapbook paper, again, just a bit of tape so I can change it out later.
And here she is in place in our upstairs hallway under our new family photo wall! I haven't decided how to accesorize her yet, but you get the idea.
I had the hardest time trying to decide which color to paint and ultimately chose brown because I had two cans leftover from spraypainting my master bathroom cabinets (reveal coming shortly). The pack of die-cut pages came with two designs- this curvy pattern and also a more modern interlocking squares pattern. I think this would look awesome with the modern interlocking squares and a high gloss white, red, canary yellow or peacock blue.