Farmhouse Wall Decor from Upcycled Cupboard Doors

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. My gift of cupboard doors is becoming more and more fruitful. 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.

Cupboard Doors & Thrifted Art Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

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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. Have you ever used it?

Applying Pressed Tin Wallpaper to Upcycled Cupboard Door for Farmhouse Wall Decor by Prodigal Pieces |

In addition, I needed to add a small mounting screw to the cupboard door front so the metal art could be attached.

Adding Screw Mount to Cupboard Door |

Plus, I filled the holes for cabinet hardware with wood filler and sanded smooth.

Wood Filler to Fill Cabinet Hardware Holes |

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.

Spray Painting Upcycled Cupboard Door in HomeRight Spray Shelter by Prodigal Pieces |

Textured and Painted Cupboard Door |

Spray Painted Metal Art for Farmhouse Wall Decor |

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.

Whitewashing Upcycled Cupboard Door for Farmhouse Wall Decor |

Whitewashing Metal Art for Farmhouse Wall Decor by Prodigal Pieces |

Last, I used a bit of sandpaper to distress, then added saw-tooth hardware to the back for wall mounting.

DIY Farmhouse Wall Decor made from Upcycled Cupboard Doors and Thrifted Metal Art | Video tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #home #handmade #homedecor

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Aren’t they fun? They add some delicious texture. The 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)

Farmhouse Style Wall Decor Created by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces from Upcycled Items | Details at #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #home #homedecor

Layered Wall Art Likens to Antique Tin Ceiling Tiles by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #homedecor #farmhouse

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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Up next, this dilapidated shelf thingy is the next to get some much needed love from my wooden stash of goodies. See the transformation HERE.

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In addition, more DIY farmhouse wall decor ideas:

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  • Mary

    Oh my this is beautiful, original wall art at its finest!! Love the look and the colors Larissa!

    March 21, 2019 at 6:37 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You are so kind to say so, Mary. Thank you!

      March 21, 2019 at 2:11 pm Reply
  • Debbie Richards

    It looks like very expensive art pieces! Very beautiful and adds texture and metal to the room without looking industrial. I love it!

    March 21, 2019 at 6:42 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m just so glad an idea hit me before I passed them along. It only took me over two years. geesh! 😀

      March 21, 2019 at 2:11 pm Reply
  • Cindy

    Larissa great job. Love how these turned out. You’ll have no problem selling these.


    March 21, 2019 at 10:35 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you for saying so, Cindy. I had fun with it.

      March 21, 2019 at 2:11 pm Reply
  • Carol S

    Very nice! I love the addition of the textured wallpaper. Didn’t see that part coming. The whitewash was the perfect final touch. Thanks for the inspiration!

    March 21, 2019 at 1:55 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I just had to make all that texture jump out. Fun to do! Ever tried it?

      March 21, 2019 at 2:12 pm Reply
  • Lori Greenberg

    Larissa , I’m a bit confused as to how you attached the metal pieces to the wood door.

    March 21, 2019 at 3:17 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I attached a screw and then hung them using the built-in mount that already existed.

      March 21, 2019 at 4:36 pm Reply
  • Kaycee

    Larissa, Your wall hangings look great! I think the textured wall paper that you added to the cupboard door was genius!

    March 21, 2019 at 6:46 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I was so glad I had just enough left in my stash to make it happen. Thanks, Kaycee!

      March 24, 2019 at 5:33 am Reply
  • Marie

    Love these, Larissa! Such a clever idea adding the faux tin wallpaper. Love the farmhouse vibe of these too 🙂

    March 23, 2019 at 10:09 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You know it had to be farmhouse…tee hee. Thanks so much, Marie!

      March 24, 2019 at 5:34 am Reply
  • That Sassy Life coach

    I must say, I a really am enjoying your blog. I find it insightful, helpful and full of life. Thank you for sharing all that you do!

    April 10, 2019 at 2:52 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s such a treat to hear – thank you.

      April 11, 2019 at 5:06 am Reply

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