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Cupboard Door Art

July 15, 2014

New decor for the master bedroom.

For my birthday in May, a friend gifted me with calendars that featured sheet music book covers. Even though I have authentic vintage sheet music books, I loved the vibrant colors and pristine graphics of the calendar pages.

I had the perfect base for decoupaging a couple of these covers to. An old cupboard door.

After a bit of elbow grease and removal of some of the hardware, I was ready to rock and roll. I couldn’t get the hinges off, and I didn’t want to wait until a son or husband came home, so I decided to leave them attached as embellishment for the “art” piece.

A little paint gave the old surface a much cleaner appearance. I did the entire surface with off white and and then a dry brush of white over the outer frame.

Two calendar pages fit perfectly inside the frame. I applied several coats of Mod Podge to seal and build up the smooth surface.

A couple of sawtooth hangers were attached to the back for hanging.


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  1. I Love those, such an awesome idea to use cupboard door. I’ll have to see if I can find a great calender for that purpose. Happen to have couple of cupboard doors we took off upper cabinet when we were painting. I put my bowl collection in cabinet so it can be accessed easily and seen. Love my bowls. Wish I could get some of older yellow ware bowls.
    I too love graphics and colors on calender pages you used. I love something different also and you made that. Great, fantastic post. Be sure to show us photo of door in room when you hang it ok?
    Happy summer days

  2. Those are gorgeous! They make me think of my maternal grandma who was always singing musical hall classics like ‘Come into the Garden, Maud’ and ‘Little Alice Blue Gown’. That will look fabulous on the wall and what a thoughtful gift too.

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