I met my town’s Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Monday. Then I went back on Wednesday. We became friends very quickly. I picked up two gallons of paint for $6 each (one for when we finally refinish the buffet we bought for our entry way) and a large cupboard door on Monday. Then I picked up 6 more doors on Wednesday. The doors were only $3 each with one only being $2 because it was really the front of a drawer. They are beautiful and some of them are huge!
Just to give you an idea of the scale of these, the front one is 14.75” long and the two white ones are 15.5”, and the one behind it is 31.25”x6”. I knew they were perfect for some word art signs. And since I was planning on taking the pillows to the shop to sell on consignment, I figured why not make some signs too?
This one is my favorite. I painted it with a free sample I got from Valspar. I then cut out the bird and branch from the free images that came with my Silhouette software. A little sanding around the edges and some visible brush strokes were the perfect final touch.
This cupboard door was a little shabby to begin with, so I just added one coat of a creamy white that I bought at the ReStore (one of the $6 gallons). I did a bright pink in the grooves and scuffed it up a bit with some sandpaper, the Princess cut out with my Silhouette, and then made the flowers to cover up a hole from where the knob once was. I love how it turned out!
This one was in such great shape that it didn’t need any additional paint. I just sloppily painted on a layer of tinted glaze (left over from when I antiqued my trunk). “Simplify” is cut from a dark brown vinyl.
This blessed sign is huge and the door was in perfect (probably brand new) condition! A few coats of the creamy white paint, glazing and then the letters in black. This one makes me happy (but then, don’t they all?).
All in all, this was an incredibly cheap project! I spent $11 on the doors, hardly dipped into the gallon of paint, and spent very little on the vinyl. And cool story—when I showed up at the shop with my signs, they told me that their sign lady recently had to step down from making them, so they are in need of someone who makes signs! Yay for me! Looks like I just might have to go to the ReStore again today (and I’m just sure I’ll have to be drug kicking and screaming).
Be sure and come by on Monday when I’ll be kicking off the Sewing Simply series!
And… take a moment to check out the awesome parties I’ll be linking up with! You wouldn’t believe the creativity in the ladies who link up! You can find them by clicking on their buttons in my left sidebar or by visiting my link up parties page.