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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Another fun up-cycled cabinet door

I am beyond honored, today I am being featured as a guest post-er on my blogger friend Connie's blog Measured by the Heart.  She is by far one of the most wonderful people I have met via the blog world thus far.  I have always known I love crafts but I had no idea how much I have loved getting to know all of YOU the crafty people who are so very inspired!

Please check out her blog and my guest post, it is my attempt pretend I actually know what I am doing here in blog land when in reality I am sooo not a blog pro.  But I am motivated by my love for crafting and inspiring other crafty people.








I did a little up-cycle project for the post that I want to share with all of you!

Here it is:  (as I posted this part on her blog)


I would love to share a little project with you today highlighting my love for up-cycled usable and meaningful crafts (sometimes even all at the same time)?!?!

I started with a steal of a deal cabinet door from a re-cycle home type thrift store.


Next



1.  I sanded (kind of because I am a bit lazy), painted the cabinet door and a scrabble game piece holder at the same time, I distressed both big time and then picked out some of my favorite scrapbook paper (I have many so this isn't as easy as it sounds).

2.  Since the cabinet door in-set was a strange shape I trimmed my scrapbook paper and then sanded the edges to make sure everything was sized just right and distressed looking.

3.  Ahhh and then just add mod podge to seal her on

4.  This is where I came to my dilemma point---my original plan was to embrace a menu type look of the board while using a scrabble holder to hold the menu/recipe card....... butttt then I had some other ideas:





Display for special pictures and sayings, recipe card holder, quote holder...you pick!





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21 Comments:

Blogger lisbonlioness said...

This is so cool, I swear I could make ice cubes with it. You've totally outdone yourself <3

April 27, 2011 at 4:58 AM  
Blogger Tabitha said...

Jaime! I'm excited about your feature!! It turned out absolutely beautiful!! Stop by my blog because I have awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award!!!

April 27, 2011 at 8:22 AM  
Anonymous Rebekah said...

So nice! I love this. Will you help me find cabinet doors! When you leave for home you'll have to keep a look out for me. If we cover two states, maybe I can find the amazing deal you did on your bundle.

April 27, 2011 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Jaime Lyn said...

Hi guys, I am so glad you like my project! The question is what should I actually use it for?!?! Thanks for commenting!
Jaime

April 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger Screaming Sardine said...

That is so pretty, Jaime Lyn. I think I'm partial to projects that involve Mod Podge, cuz I feel like I can do them, too - lol!

You're more than welcome to link up at the Sunburnt Cow link party.

Cheers,
Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

April 27, 2011 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

So pretty!

April 28, 2011 at 5:09 AM  
Blogger Hi, I'm Suz!! said...

Hi, Jaime -
I love this - - the paper you used is soo cute! I think my favorite is the saying. I've not seen that one before and I really like it!!

I'm your newest follower! Come visit me at www.inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

Hugs ~~ Suz

April 28, 2011 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

This is great...visiting you from Measured by the Heart...

April 28, 2011 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Phil and Darby Hawley said...

I just love this! I'm so glad I found your blog, I'm a new follower :-)
lifewiththehawleys.blogspot.com

April 29, 2011 at 5:57 AM  
Blogger Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

So cute love this idea and will have to steal it! Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence.

April 29, 2011 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Jessa Smith said...

Cute! Now I'll have to keep my eye out for cabinet doors!

~Jessa
www.jessajill.blogspot.com

April 29, 2011 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

This is such an awesome project! I'm going to be on the lookout for cheap cabinet doors now :)

April 29, 2011 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Angie @ Thrifty Like Me said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

May 1, 2011 at 7:31 AM  
Blogger Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! love the choice of scrapbook paper! I would love for you to link this at our Sister Sunday link party.
Amy
www.sistersofthewildwest.blogspot.com

May 1, 2011 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger Felicia said...

Amazing what people think of! I would never have thought a cabinet would look so good!

Would love for you to share at Calling All Crafters!
http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/05/calling-all-crafters-5th-edition.html

May 2, 2011 at 6:17 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

LOVE this project. Just discovered your blog and I'm so glad I did!

May 6, 2011 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Jaime Lyn, this is such a fantastic idea. I love the little ledge and the added scrapbook paper - so pretty! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this {sunday}. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn
www.bystephanielynn.com

May 10, 2011 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

That is such a great idea! I buy scrabble games at the thrift store EVERY time I find one. I have 8 I think at last count :-)
I love using the letters for various projects, but didn't know what to do with the game piece holders............but now I do! thanks for this great idea!

May 18, 2011 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Jill @ Women Who Do It All said...

I love these! I'm featuring this on womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com tomorrow :)

Jill

May 19, 2011 at 12:38 AM  
Blogger SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hello, friend! I'm admiring your creativity as shown in your blog so will you kindly share some of your posts in the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

May 23, 2011 at 4:21 PM  
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