Today I’m going to share about Making a Family Sign with a cabinet door.
This week I’ve got a fun “family” sign to share. This sign didn’t come without its share of pain. If you follow me on Facebook you know that while making this cutie, I dropped the cabinet door on my foot… ouchie!
I found an old cabinet door at Habitat for Humanities Restore for only 75 cents.
How to Make a Family Sign
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I gave the cabinet a good sanding and cleaning. Then I stained it with General Finishes in Java (a great gel stain). I’m a bit of a staining rebel. You know how they tell you to rub on the stain and let it sit a bit then wipe away… yah, I don’t do that. I brush it on with a foam brush and just let it dry… I know, I’m a bit crazy. I love it, especially when you’re going for a dark color like Java. You can totally get away with this using gel stain.
Once dry I took the word, “FAMILY” that I printed out in outline style (save that ink) and with a pen traced over the letters firmly. Depending on how soft your wood is will determine how much indentation you’ll get. My wood cabinet door was a harder wood, but I was still able to see the lines.
With a small paintbrush, I painted on the lines. With this look, you are painting the outer spaces and leaving the lettering stained (LOVE this look).
I painted with Glidden’s pebble gray for the outer space.
Once the letters are painted just paint in the rest of the outer space.
I used some fine sandpaper to scuff up the edges… I thought a little distressing was in order.
I love the addition to our family room!