Thursday, February 6, 2014

Rehab Going On. . .

During this time of "nothing to watch"on local programming,
"Mr. Ed" and I have become quite fond of the HGTV show, Rehab Addict.
I just love when Nicole Curtis says, "There's always one more door".
Or I did...until we began this project in Studio One.



These are the cabinet doors that we removed from two bathrooms
and the laundry room when we first arrived On Crooked Creektt!



Our 1970's Ranch Style Home has dark walnut cabinetry.

All the cabinets were built on~site 
and during renovations all that could be salvaged were the doors!

When "Mr. Ed" and I attended the Unique Antique Fall Market in October,
he was concerned with how close the tables were between each vendor booth.
Our plan is to participate in Unique Antique Spring Market 2014.

So~o~o. . .
one of the items on our project list was to use these doors for our booth!

After washing off the dust of the past 12 years,
I began trying different patterns with the set of six.







Once Mr. Ed" and I agreed on a pattern,
we taped the backs for placement and the priming and painting began.









I used my all~time favorite Sherwin~Williams Bonding Primer
followed by two~coats of my favorite finishing paint Paper White
on all six of the cabinet doors.
"Mr. Ed" spray painted all the cabinet pulls flat black.

The transformation is utterly spectacular!
(Below is a "mock" set up in our Lower Level Family Room.)



The cabinet doors are hinged together in pairs.
This allows for us to fold them flat for transporting to~and~from our booth.



It also gives us greater flexibility in how to arrange the doors 
to best showcase our merchandise for display purposes
while serving as a divider between us and the adjacent booth.

I've already tried a few of our creative designs displayed against the white.
The merchandise looks quite tempting, indeed!!!






This is my favorite photo of the cabinet door backdrop!
It would be the view that would catch your eye 
while on the aisle and (hopefully) draw you into our booth. 



And. . .
As Nicole Curtis says, "There's always one more door."





Until next time. . .



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14 comments:

Heaven's Walk said...

What a brilliant idea, Pat! You are Mr. Ed are quite the team, girl! Can hardly wait to see pics of your booth and all the treasures there! I know that you will be very successful!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

How original! I love the transformation. Don't be surprised if people want to buy them!

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, this was a great idea and the doors looks great! You are just the smartest one! Hope we'll see the setup at your booth too.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

podso said...

Great idea and wonderful transformation! You'll have to show us how it looks in your booth. Have a great weekend

Miss Char said...

After dragging large sections of fencing around for years when I traveled with a folk art show your idea of cabinet doors sounds perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Kim Uccellini said...

I will never look at cabinet doors again as just cabinet doors. What a clever and useful idea And much easier to transport hinged. Thank you so much for stopping by to comment on my little blue table. A pleasure meeting you! Have a wonderful weekend -=-)
Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

Kim Uccellini said...

I will never look at cabinet doors again as just cabinet doors. What a clever and useful idea And much easier to transport hinged. Thank you so much for stopping by to comment on my little blue table. A pleasure meeting you! Have a wonderful weekend -=-)
Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

Shirl said...

Your painting job looks perfect, did you use a sprayer or brush? I have these doors currently in my kitchen and have been wanting to paint them forever and seeing your result has strengthened that desire! :))

Suzan Sweatman said...

What a brilliant idea - talk about upcycling !!!
And love how you updated them :)
My credo is " there's always one more chair " lol
Visiting from Coastal Charm
xxx

Suzan Sweatman said...

sorry - was visiting from BNOTP - can't keep track anymore LOL

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, thank you for popping in to see me and I'm so glad you liked my little cow creamer! Hope your week is off to a good start!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat Cantwell said...

Dear Ones,
Shirl ask,
"Did you use a sprayer or a brush?"
For priming purposes, I use a brush.
Also, for the first coat of paint, I use a brush.
The second coat of paint, on the cabinets is applied by "Mr. Ed" and he prefers a small roller.
"Mr. Ed" is VERY particular, so he did the finishing on these cabinet doors, as well as all the kitchen cabinet doors during our Kitchen make~over.
We have a sprayer, but haven't used it during any of our past or recent projects.
Thanks for asking Shirl!
Fondly,
Pat

Kim Hood said...

What an awesome idea! Your doors look beautiful accordian style. :-) I was waiting to see some merchandise on them so I'd know how you use them for display. Maybe next post?
Blessings,
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

YOu 2 are one clever team! This will be perfect, and I sure hope we get to see everything all set up for sale at the market!!! The doors look terrific!!!