Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fretwork Cabinet Redo

I paticipating in DIY day at A Soft Place to Land. Stop by and check out all the great projects!

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!)

Here's the how-to:


  1. First I removed the glass and pulled out the wood in front of the glass.

  2. I used the glass as a template to cut the die-cut pages to the right size.

  3. I gave her a couple of coats of Java Brown Valspar spraypaint and also painted out the die-cut pages.

  4. 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!)

  5. I affixed the die-cut pages to the back of the glass with a little bit of plain old scotch tape!

  6. 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.


P.S.

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.


Love,







35 comments:

  1. This turned out lovely! Brilliant use of the die-cut pages!

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  2. Very beautiful! I looked through your other posts. I can't wait to see your little girl's room. I am trying to gather together a plan for my daughter's big girl room when we have a second one. I'm kinda ahead of that game since she is only six months and no where near ready for another. Day dreaming about DIY projects is my M.O. I guess.

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  3. The diecuts are super cool! It makes that cabinet look so chic! Great job!

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  4. Love this! What a great idea!! Your cabinet looks AMAZING

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  5. Very cool! I love the scrapebook diecuts on the glass! A much easier way to get this look!

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  6. This is so cool! What a neat use of materials!

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  7. Beautiful!!! Pam, you have such a great eye...wish you could share some of your talent with me. ;)

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  8. I really love this and would have never thought of using the paper on the glass! What a great little piece you ended up with!

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  9. What a great Freecycle find, and you did a wonderful job transforming it. I'm here from DIY Day--thanks for sharing!

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  10. WOW! You are so creative!
    I'm always drawn to little wooden tables, especially ones with character like yours!

    I'll be back... wonderful ideas here!

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  11. That is a wonderful job and I love the brown. And you got this piece for free? Nice!

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  12. Cute! Love what that added to it. Makes it look all vintage-y.

    Stopping by from ASPTL.

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  13. LOVE it!!!!

    Have an awesome day!
    ~Michelle :)

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  14. The cabinet looks great. I love the color...
    Alyssa
    lifeoflyssie.com

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  15. Hey, that look really super great! What a change and it looks so good where you put it. Hugs, Cindy S.

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  16. Now that's just plain old brilliant! Love it!
    Kimba

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  17. What a great transformation! I love pretty papers and you did an amazing job!

    Roeshel

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  18. Love it!! Great job! Just visiting over from SITS!

    HAve an amazing day!

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  19. Hmmm...might have to give Freecycle another chance. I was checking it daily for weeks, and never saw anything good in my area.

    Great job!

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  20. How cute! That is so smart - and so nice that they fit perfectly!

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  21. Oh, it looks so much better! What a great idea. I love transformations!vvI'm going signing up to follow you and I'd love it if you'd come check out my blog.

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  22. That turned out really nice! What a great idea!

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  23. Great idea! The fretwork on the glass adds so much character to the piece! It turned out just lovely.

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  24. Wow that is fantastic! I like the brown!

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