Sunday, April 20, 2008

My Lil' Trash to Treasure Project



I've always loved working with windows, doors or anything architectural for that matter. Sometimes, actually most times, its best not to alter them a bit - they make such a statement on their own. But every now and then, I just get the urge to "tweak" them a lil' bit. My Mom brought me this cabinet door front she found - it was brown, had a glass insert but no knob. It sit there in the closet for a while until I happened upon this old piece of quilt I had - just so happens - it was a perfect fit. I simply painted the wood in two colors that would compliment the material, sanded it, wrote "SIMPLIFY" on it and added some fun wooden buttons to cover up the holes where the knobs were suppose to be. Finished it off by hanging it with cream grosgrain ribbon. I was really happy with it and so was Ms. Betty - she snatched it up that very day!

Anyway, I thought I'd share with you this lil' idea. Next time you see an old door laying around - give it a lil' face lift and make it your own!!

Happy Creating!
Cathy Cobblestone

8 comments:

Ada Mae said...

You should go to the "White Goods Amnesty" location. I bet there would be all kinds of FINDS there!!! Great job with the cabinet door--as usual. Ada Mae

Kelley said...

Oh Cathy, how talented you are!
What an adorable project!
Blessings and wishes for a blessed week!

Nancy Jo said...

Cathy,
What a cute idea. Were you sad to part with it?
NANCY JO

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Hey I have plenty of them, there doors. What a cute idea. I'll have to put that project on my list, let's see it will be number 1,004.

From the Sweet South, RoseMarie

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Cathy! I LOVE your latest window/quilt project! Just adorable and the lady that purchsed it is one lucky person!!!! You are so clever Cathy! Love everything you do. Wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs, Maryjane

Jenns Three Graces said...

What fab ideas!!! I too make things for my garden out of found treasures and I especially love the garden hose wreath!! Enjoyed every bit of your site - thanks, Jennifer

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Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Isn't it great when something just goes together so nicely. You could have things hanging around and not know what to do with them and then all of a sudden you have a treasure.
Denise