I found these 5 cupboard door samples by the curb. And right away I knew what I had in mind for them.
I painted them with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White, then I distressed them and applied clear wax.
Next I printed images from The Graphics Fairy on off-white card stock paper.
The plan was to modge podge them in the centre part of the doors. Well, it was a lot of work locating the middle of the door, then the middle of the images. And with my
mediocre limited measuring skills, it meant having to reprint a few of the pictures because they were off centre.
Okay, finally they were all centered nicely. Next I modge podged the back of the images and glued them on the doors. So far so good. Next, in order to protect them, I modge podged the front of the images with the matte finish modge podge. Well, apparently, you can't do that with ink-jet printed images; it washes off the ink. ;^( I had to scrape them off the doors.
So, I went back, reprinted the images and this time I sprayed them with a canvas protector, also in a matte finish. Reglued them on the doors. Let everything dry thoroughly and then went over them with a thin layer of modge podge. Success!
Hubby and I then installed some hooks on the back and here they are, ready to grace someone's kitchen or dining room:
Yes I know, there are two doors with identical teapots. It's a mistake, folks. One of them was supposed to be 3 adorable teacups. But with all the measuring and gluing mistakes, I lost track of what I reprinted and that's how I ended up with two teapots. I'm kind of a klutz that way. Oh. Well. I'm okay with it. :^)
My husband really likes the way they turned out and thinks I'm on to something. Unfortunately, they're one of a kind, because I don't know where I can find an infinite supply of cupboard door samples. For free. The curb is a fickle mistress, my friends. She doesn't offer the same thing twice.
Too bad, because I really learned from all those mistakes and now I'm a real pro at this!
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