For this month's Thrift Store Decor project, I made a small cabinet door vanity tray. There are so many repurposed cabinet door ideas, but I've never really had a door this small. At first glance you might assume it's a drawer front, but this wood panel had hinges and a knob hole.
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Make a Vanity Tray out of a Cabinet Door
This small cabinet door was stored under the workbench in the basement shop. Where did it come from? I have no idea. It's the only one I have.
Remove Hardware with Screwdriver
Step 1 Remove old hardware with a screwdriver.
Clean Project with Diluted Dish Soap
Step 2 Remove all the old dirt and sawdust. I use bottles of diluted dish soap in all areas of my life, including both shops and the camper. Diluted enough, the soap cleans projects and hands really well with no rinsing required.
TSP Substitute Preps Vanity Tray for Painting
Step 3 Sand or Degloss I used TSP Substitute to remove grime and shine on the vanity tray to prep it for painting.
Patch Knob Hole with Drywall Mud
Step 4 Patch holes. Of course, I use drywall mud, but you could use wood patch. You will see in pictures below that I did not patch the holes on the back of the cabinet door. Why? I didn't really think about it.
Paint Vanity Tray Black
Step 5 Paint Cabinet Door Vanity Tray. Because I was working on this project at the same time I was working on the Sewing Cabinet Craft Table, I used the same Iron Gate All In One Paint by Heirloom Traditions.
Glass Knobs as Vanity Tray Feet
Step 6 Choose what kind of feet you want your vanity tray to have. I stole these glass knobs from my Tower of Terror AKA Repurposed Desk into Chest. I recently got some new knobs for it.
Step 7 Attach your chosen feet to your new vanity tray.
I had just cleaned the paint out of this sponge and it was still damp. So, I just pressed the knob onto the sponge.
Then I applied glue to the dampened area of the glass knob, and placed it on the back of the cabinet door vanity tray.
In order to allow the Gorilla Glue to set up, I placed scrap 2x4's atop the knobs to "clamp it".
Do you love the look of those pretty little glass feet?
Here is the cabinet door vanity tray resting on the new sewing cabinet craft table I made a couple of weeks ago.
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Christy @ Our Southern Home
I love how this turned out. I need to try this tsp spray substitute. I've always bought the powder you mix with water. This is so much more convenient. A genius idea on placing the 2x4 on top to set the glue!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment Christy! A gal's gotta do what she's gotta do when clamping.
And... the TSP substitute works great in the spray bottle!
Love it! I need to replenish my cabinet door stash!
I need to gather some more cabinet doors too! They are so perfect for so many projects, right?
Those glass knobs elevate your little tray to elegant! Very nice!
Thanks Kathy, I thought so too. Someone on facebook didn't like that I used the glass knobs. Go Figure!
This turned out great and I love how you used the knobs, so creative!!
Thanks Kristin! I love quick and easy projects like this.
I’m sorry, I don’t love the feet used here either. To me, they appear too big/tall and too elaborate for what is a simple slab of wood. I would use plain round 1/2-1 inch brass or nickel ball knobs. But hey, it’s your tray, your taste, your home.
Love those glam "feet" that you put on the tray!
Thank you Maryann, I love using reclaimed items from other projects. hehehe
Looks amazing . What size is the door you used
Thank you so much Sharleen for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate your kindness.
the door is quite small -- 7.5 x 14 inches
How sweet! It looks like a cabinet door from an RV to me 🙂
Brilliant! Yes, I bet that is what it is. I have tried and tried to figure out how it is so small!! Thanks for your input.
I love the idea of using knobs as feet! Genius!
I love how they look with the black, not sure they would "shine" so much if I had painted the vanity tray white ???