Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Before & After Supply Cabinet and a Giveaway Winner!
First things first...#5 (aka Kaye Prince), Congrats you are the winner! Email me your addy and I will ship you out some surprise goodies this weekend!
Thanks to all who commented and let me know what you would like to see more of on my blog. Sounds like you guys enjoy the behind the scenes and tutorial stuff so I will try to focus more on that this year. So let's start today! I decided to kill two birds with one stone by showing you some "behind the scenes" studio sprucing up I've been doing and a "tutorial" on how I did it...
The cabinet in my studio was actually a kitchen cabinet that I salvaged from my Grandfather's house a few years back. It's really sturdy and can hold a lot of supplies as you can see in the before picture. Things tend to get junky looking in there so I wanted to hide the mess and add a little color to that wall as well. Here is what I did:
Step 1: Went to my local Lowe's store and bought a roll of ceiling-tin-textured wallpaper. I've had my eye on it for a while and it just so happened to be on sale for $3 that day!
Step 2: Used some leftover "Gentle Wave" and painted the wallpaper with a medium size brush.
Step 3: Measured the glass panels on the cabinet doors and cut the wallpaper into the same size squares.
Step 4: Dry brushed brown acrylic paint onto the squares to give it an aged look and appear more like old ceiling tin.
Step 5: Lined edges of squares with double sided tape and attached to the inside of the glass panels.
Step 6: Switched out the plain white knobs on the cabinet with pretty glass ones from Hobby Lobby (1/2 off!)
There you have it, easy peezy... Oh, and the yellow door in my studio was done in a similar way... I took the leftover yellow floor paint and used it on the door as well as 3 metal ceiling tins (also found at Hobby Lobby), distressed them with brown paint, and attached the tins with heavy duty double sided foam tape to the door...