Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Sorry I did not post these instructions on Monday. I have come down with the flu/cold this week. I hear it is going around everywhere. Not fun! So I found my pictures. Actually my husband put them in a file and didn't tell me. He likes to organize me, and then I can't find anything.
This is the old cupboard door that I started with. Sand it down so that the old stain is gone and you are left with just wood.
|I filled in the handle holes with wood putty. Make sure you find a wood putty that you can stain. Fill the hole and then let it dry. Sand it down flat. I had to repeat this 2 times, because the first time my putty sank in the hole and left an indent.|
|I used a stain plus a polyurethane so I didn't have lot of steps. Follow the instructions on the back. I put two coats on my board.|
|This is what it looked like after one coat. It was too shiny for me so after all my coats were on and dried, I sanded the edges. I am one that likes the sanded edges look.|
The final steps are:
1. Put 2 hangers on the back. I actually used screw in hanger hooks on each side. My door is very heavy so I wanted to make sure the hangers on the back would hold it up.
2, Put the vinyl on.
3. Put the hooks on the front. I picked my hooks up at Walmart. The screws were too long, so I bought some smaller screws at the hardware store. I also pre drilled the holes with a drill bit.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
I had taken tons of pictures of my step by step process in making this project, and all of my pictures disappeared. I have a lovc hate relationship with my computer. Bummer! Maybe they will reappear and I can show you them on Monday. At least on Monday I will tell how I made an old looking cupboard door into this modern key chain/backpack/purse/coat holder. This is also a new graphic to our site. It will be available for purchase next week.