Time for the next installment of my cupboard door stash makeover. Yahoo!! If you have no clue what I’m talking about, head HERE to begin the fun. I was ready to give away that thrifted metal art, but then I had a light-bulb moment (don’t you just love those?). This pile below is about to get transformed into farmhouse wall decor.
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The light-bulb moment I mentioned was that I realized I had two square cupboard doors in my stash that would work perfectly. My vision was to layer the metal art on top and create a textured look. I’ve created a video of the steps below for those of you that like to see the process in action.
First, I pulled out my remnant or paintable pressed tin wallpaper and cut pieces to fit in the center panel. A simple wallpaper adhesive makes for easy affixing. This stuff is awesome and we’ve used it on furniture, our family room and dining room ceiling, and for endless crafts.
Also, I needed to add a small mounting screw to the cupboard door front so the metal art could be attached.
Plus, I filled the holes for cabinet hardware with wood filler and sanded smooth.
Next, once the wallpaper has had a chance to cure, I pull out my Small Spray Shelter and Turn Table. Since I wanted to create a layered effect, I begin by painting a espresso satin coat of paint to the doors and the metal art.
One coat is all that is needed. Then, it’s time for a fun layering adventure. Using my Fan Brush, I apply a whitewash using a dry brush technique to both the doors and metal art. Simple dip a bit on your brush, dab off excess, and work in the same brush pattern. The video demonstrates this best.
Last, I used a bit of sandpaper to distress, then added saw-tooth hardware to the back for wall mounting.
Aren’t they fun? Funny, they even totally remind me of the antique ceiling tiles you can find in old buildings. You can see how I used embossed barn roof shingles to create a tin ceiling in our family room. (head HERE)
So, whatcha think? I hope you’ve enjoyed my farmhouse wall decor tutorial. I certainly had fun creating it for you. My goal is always to inspire you to see past the obvious and create something new.
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