Monday, August 15, 2011

Cabinet Sign

One of my new favorite stores is The Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store! Have you guys ever heard of it? I hadn't until I moved back to Florida and was suffering from major thrift store withdrawals. Don't get me wrong, we have TONS of Goodwill's here but they are wayyyyyy overpriced. At least in my town. I have been to Goodwill's in other Florida towns and their prices are normal. Anywho. I love Habitat for Humanity! My favorite thing to buy there is Cabinet Doors. Most of the ones I buy are old showroom cabinet doors and are $1.00. Some of the cabinets doors came from real cabinets and are old and full of character. I love those too. You may remember, I made THIS and THIS last year with them.

This weekend I decided to make a sign for my Aunt's Cake Shop that I work at. I think she's going to love it!

Here is how I made it...

First, I started out with my $1.00 cabinet door
Here is what the back looks like...
It was attached to a larger frame and I just un-screwed the hardware, it was super easy.

I probably should have sanded it first but I'm lazy, so I didn't :) I decided to paint the outside square my favorite paint color, Mediterranean Teal from Glidden. But before I did that I taped off the inside square until it was all dry. I think it took about 3 coats. Then I painted the inside white.
I apologize for the crappy photos, when I am painting I use my cell phone camera.

I didn't have an svg of a cake so I googled "svg cake" and found THIS. Perfect! I then used my SCAL software to design  the wording. And of course I used my fabulous Cricut to cut it all out in black vinyl.

I think it turned out so cute and I can't wait to put it in the cake shop!

I am linking this project up to THESE fantastic parties!
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  1. I really like how you used the door to make the sign. I especially love how you made it personal. Have a good day!

  2. Your cabinet sign is super cute! I just became an FB fan and would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at

    I look forward to blogging with you!

  3. love it! Great way to use a cabinet door!
    I am following you now and would love a follow back if you have a chance. Come see me at

  4. oh we have one of those and I have never been in! I am going to have to go in next time! thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings!

  5. So cute!! What a great sign.

    I have a fun giveaway going on for a
    $10 credit to my etsy shop. You should come by and enter!

  6. This is such a labor of love! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)


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