After remodeling a kitchen, this cabinet door was headed to the trash heap. However, the frame on the front of the door seemed like the perfect way to showcase some artwork, so it was plucked from the pile of garbage and given new life. This project highlights the molding on the frame and makes it a way of highlighting vintage postcards, photographs, and other pieces of ephemera.
Framed Vintage Postcards Project Directions:
Paint entire cabinet door with white gesso. Let dry completely before the next step.
Spray Dylusions Slate Grey spray ink into a paper towel and wipe down the entire cabinet door, working the spray ink into the grooves and crevices. If the finish is too dark, you can wipe the spray ink away with a baby wipe or wet paper towel.
Trim paper to fit the inside area of the cabinet. Adhere with gel medium.
Cut 1” strips from the Tim Holtz French Industrial Paper Stash to form a frame around the outside of the cabinet door. Adhere with gel medium.
Arrange ephemera or photographs in the center of the frame and attach with a strong adhesive.