You may remember that a local reader contacted me to make some items for her. She’s a really nice lady named Jan. She has a lovely home, a nice husband and a terrific dog Tommy. She also has a cat, but it’s name escapes me.
When I went to Jan’s house to pick up some of her “junk” I saw this door. It wasn’t really on the “list”, but I thought it was so awesome.
Jan didn’t have any picket fence but she did have these cute little cupboard doors.
This is the design stage. I used some clamps to make sure it all was going to come together okay.
I used my Kreg Jig to make pocket holes for joining the cupboard doors to the old door.
Then I guess I got pretty busy building because I don’t have any pictures. I joined three 1×6’s together with pocket holes for each shelf.
I notched out the shelves to compensate for the mesh screen.
The door had some fabulous chippy paint on it. However, trying to get the new wood and the white cupboard doors to match the chippy door was a little difficult.
I had some paint that was very near the same color as the door.
I taped up the window panes with some paper and Scotch Blue painter’s tape.
This is the back side of the door. Pretty wild paint job huh?
Here it is all painted with the green paint.
I used the paint sprayer on it. Still time consuming but much easier to get good coverage on the wire cupboard doors. I got my paint sprayer at Harbor Freight, you can see the sprayer I love now on my favorite products page.
I covered up the door plate with some Scotch Blue also.
I dry brushed some creamy beige paint over the green.
I filled the holes from the pocket screws with spackling.
I then sanded it all over a little.
I am really loving this piece.
I’m not sure if Jan wants me to put the glass knob on or not. If this is used as a Tchotchke shelf, the knob will look great. However if it is used as a book shelf, the knob may not even be seen.
I’m thinking that maybe something needs to be added to the top of the cupboard doors. What do you think? I have removed the Scotch Blue and paper, and the stickers that were on the windows.
I’ll update this post with more pictures as I continue to work on this piece, and hopefully Jan will take some pictures of it when it finds it’s new home at her house.
EDITED to add these pictures:
I added the finishing touches . . . door latch, door knob, and brackets in the corner.
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