Monday, March 7, 2011

Cabinet Door Decoupage

Our Monogram Plaque:




A few weeks back, you'll remember I found those cabinet doors I'd been searching for?  I made THIS out of one of them.

I had two more downstairs itching to have something done to them!  One of them was sort of smallish (maybe 13" square?) so I decided just another plaque would work great.  Instead of painting and using the Cricut though, I decided to use some of the scrapbooking paper I've been stockpiling. 

First I spray-painted the cabinet door with a brown suede spray paint (on clearance at Michaels!)  
I cut some favorite papers into 1.5" strips (overlapping a tad worked fine for my 8.5" square).
Then I began Mod Podging strips of paper.  Since the cabinet door had a trim around the edges, I was able to tuck the paper in slightly in order to make a nice crisp edge.
From many tutorials, I've learned to put a light layer of Mod Podge onto the surface first. 
 
Smooth the paper over it, getting rid of all bubbles.
After one strip seemed to be in place, I moved onto the next.
Be careful when aligning strips.  I did mine just judging with my eye (as opposed to measuring).  And... a misplaced paper that dried quickly led to this.... so I had to cut another strip.
After all pieces were laid out and DRY, I coated the entire piece with Mod Podge.  As I learned in the past, without letting that paper dry first, when you put a layer of Mod Podge on top, it tends to make the paper stretch and buckle and look awful.

Then, I used the Cricut to cut a few letters out of a darker pattern (two, actually).

Once the original strips were dry from the top coat, I added the letter.
And Mod-Podged, and added another letter.... 

And have a monogrammed plaque now!

3 comments:

  1. Christy, I love this also. I don't have a Cricut so I'm trying to figure out what I could do for a M? This looks so professional, very well done!

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  2. Bettie... if I had a wooden letter H (from craft store), I would have glued that on instead.

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  3. Beautiful! Thanks for linking up!

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