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Upcycle an Old Drawer or Cupboard into a Sign for your Home

By: Crazy Little Projects
March 28, 2014

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Upcycle an Old Drawer or Cupboard into a Sign for your Home
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I always like the idea of doing projects with wood but I am a little intimidated about cutting wood myself. And I don't have any power tools....yet. But I've found a wonderful solution to this problem.

Grab an old drawer or cupboard. A little sanding and painting and you have a beautiful piece of wood to work with. If you don't have any old drawer fronts or cupboards, that's ok. Find a friend who is renovating, check craigslist, or find a local Habitat for Humanity Restore. Have you heard of those places? At the Restores you can find old cupboards and drawers in all shapes and sizes for $1. Can't beat that.

Items needed:

  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Spa Blue
  • Old drawer front or cupboard (try the Habitat For Humanity Restore if needed)
  • Vinyl Lettering


Fill any holes that need filling using the wood filler:

Instruction #1 - Fillingtheholes
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Wait for that to dry and then sand it nice and smooth:

Instruction #2 - Filledholes
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Now, grab your All Purpose Acrylic paint and roll it on. I use a foam roller and did 2-3 coats.

Instruction #3 - Rollingonthepaint
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Once it's dry get some vinyl lettering and add that. I just returned from a blog conference where the theme was "Create Joy" and I loved that thought so I decided to use it. You could do a name or a word or phrase. Anything really.

Instruction #4 - Vinyllettering
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Instruction #5 - Createpaper
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Love it! And so easy!

Instruction #6 - Sign
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