Monday, October 21, 2013

Vintage Coffee and Spice sign from free scap cupboard door

Good Morning my Beauties!!
I have just a quick little craft I worked on this weekend.
Its always busy here with kids in sports and stuff but last week on the only night
I didn't have to be somewhere but my Momma had a bit of an accident and fell. Fortunatly she didn't hit her head and after calling me I went over to check on her and decided
I had to take her to the ER. That meant I  ended up having something EVERY SINGLE NIGHT...:)
Thankfully my Momma is TOUGH (and thankfully she passed that on to me)
but it was scary none the less and I was glad to be able to take her to get checked out and looked
over. She was sore, but so good and no broken bones.

So by Sunday night, I NEEDED to craft...I NEEDED to do something other than drive the kids to practice or games or going grocery shopping....I needed to create something..but it had to be done QUICK...:) I had an idea of what I wanted to do, so I went out to my shed to grab one of my old cupboards doors that I had got for free off of Craigslist.

It was in pretty rough shape, so I cleaned it up and in order to make it look nice I just lightly sanded the top and put a coat of poly over it to clean it up and then painted the edge with some craft paint I had.

Here was the most time consuming part. Last week the "graphics fairy"
put out this great graphic. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and knew I would want to use it soon.
So I imported it into my silhouette program and used the trace function and messing with thresholds to get as clean a cut as I could. I had saved it from last week and now I had time to cut it out.
I laid my vinyl in a 12 x 24 inch sheet and put it through the silhouette to cut.
The most time consuming thing was WAITING for it to cut, since it was a pretty big piece
and then removing all the letters once it was done.

I used my clear contact paper then to transfer it to my door and when it was ready I mixed up a little bit of greenish gold paint and painted on the stencil.
When it was dry I pulled of the vinyl and VOILA!!!!!!!!!!!!

I lightly sanded it and sprayed it with some poly again to protect it.
Not bad for cramming in a project if I do say so myself..LOL.
I hope you enjoyed this quick little project.
I have tons of ideas swimming in my head of other projects, and
knowing that 3 of my 4 kids are done with sports, I know I will
soon be back to crafting on a hopefully more regular schedule.
The DIY Dreamer