Thanksgiving decor

I’m trying to use up all those items I have stored in the garage. You know, the things I picked up at yard sales or curb side that are projects waiting to happen.

This door has been in our garage for 5 years. Yup, 5 years.  It’s moved with us twice and still never made it into the house.

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I’m ashamed to admit that it took me so long to use it, especially since the project only took a couple of hours (dry time included!). I am married to a very patient man.

I painted the cabinet door Froth white (the same colour as our kitchen cabinets).

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As you can see, I didn’t cover it super well. I like the streaky-with-a-bit-of-wood-showing-through kind of painting. Next, I traced my lettering onto the door. I printed my letters in a scripted font from the computer, cut them out, then traced them. But, if you own a stencil, that would be so much easier.

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Then, I painted the letters black using a thin brush.

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At this point, I walked away disappointed. I didn’t care for the stark black and white contrast. My friend, Erin, saved the project. She suggested I dry brush some grey over top to soften the entire door. I mixed a bit of my white and black paint, used a stiff brush and dabbed most of the colour off onto a paper towel. I dragged the brush across the door with very light strokes.

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I love the end result. And, once again, I had all the supplies on hand and didn’t have to purchase a thing.

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