I dug out this rather plain looking cupboard door the other day. I wanted to do something rather Patriotic with it, in honor of the 4th of July!
I gave it three coats of white paint with primer…stuff I had on hand.
Then using my Sihouette I cut out the word “freedom”. I wanted it to be a fancy script…sorry I don’t remember the font name.
Well turns out the paint I had used was really old…and decided to peal off on me! I wanted to cry! My whole plan to paint it like a flag where dashed! So I sat there and stared off in space for about 30 mins…and then my eyes finally landed on a pile of scrap book paper I keep around to send fun notes to my brothers when they are deployed!
I spotted the 2 different pages of stars and stripes…and figured why not! I started ripping them up…but the pieces were to big…so ripped some more! I then deco podged them to the outer boarder of the frame.
After they dried I gave it a coat of black gel stain! SCORE! It antiqued the paper perfectly! I put it outside to dry for a few hours…and my hubby decided to wash the car…so water went all over it! UGH! I think this project is cursed!
So another coat of black gel stain…and he can deal with the smell as it dries INSIDE the house! I then painted the center an antique silver and added red stripes.
After they all dried I pulled the tape, and peeled the vinyl lettering off. I then sanded the stripes for a distressed aged look…another coat of black gel stain…and Viola! It’s finished!
It is not what I envisioned…but I think it’s better! Sometimes things just work out that way!. My parents came to visit for the holiday weekend, and guess who the freedom sign went home with! Enjoy!
Remember to Thank a Vet for your Freedom…EVERY chance you get!