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Welcome to Made Down South! Thanks for stopping by to see what I'm up to. This blog serves as my review of projects accomplished since I have way too many that are halfway done. I also tend to have so many urgent ideas where I simply have stop all else to work on the newest thing. So, this blog will show all the ideas that actually get made into stuff! Some of that stuff is available for sale at our etsy shop, Down South Designs.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

TO DO: Leftover Cabinet Door

We accidentally on purpose ordered one too many cabinet doors on our recent home construction project. This long skinny one was put on the short list and got booted to the garage pretty quick.  Every time I saw it, I kept thinking there had to be something good I could do with it. So, I turned it from a cabinet door into a functional and beautiful hanger display.

Inspiration struck when I started playing around with stencils painting my front door here with flat and gloss combinations.  I knew I would use a smaller design stencil to coordinate well with the small open face frame of the cabinet door.  Wasn't sure about the best color combination until I came across these beautiful knobs at Hobby Lobby (half price sale of course!)  So, black & white it would be.

 The only problem with these HL knobs is that they usually are designed to screw into a nut rather than screwing into the knob itself. When you use a counter sink drill bit, the screw & nut both lay inside the recessed area and lay flush to the back side like this:  

If you don't  have access to equipment to recess a screw hole in back of your board, just select your knobs carefully so your board will lay flat against the wall.

I went shopping with those helpful people at Lowe's to find a little metal tube to set the knob into so it would project out from the surface a bit. I have no idea what this little thing is called but I know it works. It had a bright metal finish and I just spray painted it black.   It now has enough depth to hold a robe or a towel easily.  The total investment was less than $20 and I love the transformation!

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Kim said...

Love how this turned out!

Bethany@http://thislittleestate.blogspot.ca/ said...

I love this use of a cabinet door. The black and white is just the right touch of classic appeal too. :)

ARod Rodriguez said...

wow so cute love it

Beth@Makemeprettyagain said...

Maybe you could take a picture of the back so we can see what you used?? I think it turned out great! I also made a hanger from a bigger door and had the knobs things stick out from the back. I cut off the threaded part, but as you said, the nut still protrudes. Would love to see how you did away with that! Thanks again!

Kathy Moody said...

It looks fabulous! Love the colors. Stopping by from Debbiedoo's! :)

Kristy Creighton said...

Casandra, I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award! I think your blog is great and that you were a perfect candidate! For more on the Liebster Award and what you do, check my post here: http://shonaskye.blogspot.com/2012/10/liebster-blog-award.html

Have a great day!
Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

Salmagundi said...

Thanks for commenting on my 'penny rug'. There is no pattern - I just make things up as I go. The mounting squares were cut 4 1/2" square (4" finished), the circles were cut 3", 2", and 1". The tiny circles where the squares join were cut 3/4". It is all raw-edge applique using a #22 chenille needle and #5 Perle cotton for the buttonhole embroidery. All of the wool fabrics were felted. Thanks for your interest, and I hope this helps. Sally

TheMoonAndMe said...

Very pretty! I've seen cabinet doors used for signs...this is the first hanger. I love it! The knobs are fun. :)

Debbiedoo's said...

This was fantastic. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.