Let’s make a cabinet door sign! This tutorial will show you how to repurpose cabinet doors and add words without traditional stencils.
Today I’m going to show you how you can make a sign from a cabinet door. Whether you’re using a new reclaimed drawer front, like I did for this project, or a cabinet door that you found at a thrift store, making a cabinet door sign is easy and very budget friendly. Let me show you how I made mine!
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Supplies you’ll need to make your own cabinet door sign:
- Reclaimed Drawer Front Surface from Chalk Couture
- Dixie Belle Clear Wax
- “Anchor” Silk All-In-One Mineral Paint
- “Good Eat” Chalk Couture Transfer
- Bright White Chalkology Paste
- Small Squeegee
- Rustoleum Painter’s Touch 2x Ultra Cover Gloss Clear
I started this project with a Reclaimed Drawer Front Surface from Chalk Couture. This surface is pre-painted and offers a vintage look with texture.
To begin, I added wax to the light spots, as desired. These are the spots that I will distress once I’ve added a layer of black paint.
Now paint the entire surface with Silk All-In-One Paint in the color Anchor.
Once the paint is dry, use a hand sander or sanding block to distress the surface focusing on the areas where you added the wax.
The paint should easily peel away because of the wax.
Once you’ve gotten your surface sanded to your liking, it’s ready for words!
Now it’s time to choose a transfer!
Use the “Welcome Greeting” Transfer for the perfect entryway sign.
You could also use the “Be Our Guest” Transfer for an entryway space.
Or, make a sign for your kitchen with the “Good Eats” Transfer. Now what to do, what to do. As you can see, we have several options. I think “Good Eats” will be my choice, but feel free to add whatever wording best fits your style and needs.
Now, let’s get to chalkin’!
Adding a Chalk Couture Transfer is super easy. Here are the basic steps:
- Place your transfer on the surface.
- Use a squeegee to add a thin even layer of Chalkology Paste.
- Remove the transfer.
It’s really that easy!!
I used Bright White Chalkology Paste for my sign and placed the words “Good Eats” centered on the surface.
Then I added the words “Served Daily” centered below the words “Good Eats.”
Finish your sign off by adding a clear coat to protect the surface. I used a clear coat spray.
Here’s the finished product! Perfect for any kitchen or dining room.
You can hang your sign on the wall or use an easel to display it as part of a vignette.
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