From Old Cupboard Door to Vintage Hanging Rack

Hi everyone! On Monday I showed you some of my stenciling projects. One of them involved an old cupboard door I bought at the Albany Habitat ReStore for $3.00. I stenciled “Cafe de Paris” on the center panel. But it needed a little something else, so I spent some time working on it yesterday.

From Old Cupboard Door to Vintage Hanging Rack

Because it’s a cafe sign, silverware seemed appropriate, and if it’s to hang in a kitchen then some knobs along the bottom might be handy for towels or pot holders.

From Old Cupboard Door to Vintage Hanging Rack


Here’s the before picture. I needed something to cover up the holes left behind after I removed the handle.
From Old Cupboard Door to Vintage Hanging Rack


So I glued a tarnished fork on the left side.


From Old Cupboard Door to Vintage Hanging Rack
And a tarnished butter knife on the right.
From Old Cupboard Door to Vintage Hanging Rack
Then I selected the knobs I wanted to use along the bottom.
From Old Cupboard Door to Vintage Hanging Rack


I drilled holes for the screws, using a 5/32 drill bit.


From Old Cupboard Door to Vintage Hanging Rack


I have to admit, I find drilling rather thrilling. I feel very powerful as I’m doing the work and terribly accomplished once I’m done.


From Old Cupboard Door to Vintage Hanging Rack

After I completed the drilling, I inserted the screws. The holes were a smidgen small, so I used a phillips head bit on my drill to screw them all in. Then I turned the sign over to the front (photo above) and screwed on each of the knobs.


From Old Cupboard Door to Vintage Hanging Rack

Voila! My fun cafe sign. To hang it, I screwed in two screw eyes (screws with circles on the end) on either side of the back, and then strung picture hanging wire between them. A very satisfying project done.


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  1. Very nice! I love shopping at the Restore store. I turned a cabinet door into a chalkboard in the centre and kept the outside white as it was. So many ideas. I love the old silverware too! Great job!

  2. Ooo, nice! Like the fork and knife on the sides – they are the perfect touch. As for me, I'm procrastinating on my projects and painting pictures instead. I have sewing projects, furniture projects, and numerous small ones to tackle. Heh, guess I'd better get busy!

  3. So clever! Love the silverware…they add such charm to it! Returning the favor…..I posted it on my Facebook page.

  4. I love this. I've used old silverware on projects before. Yours is top notch!

    I am currently working on more nostalgic pieces. I posted two of my older ones on my blog the other day — paper prom dresses. 'Tis the season for nostalgia…

    I boxed up two offerings for Somerset Studio's "winter magic" assignment. I'll be mailing them in a day or two. Then I need to get busy again on my miniature urban loft. That's due on December 17th.

    All is well here on the farm. My donkey boys and chickens and dog are all absolutely wonderful. Days are busy. Weather is gorgeous. Sending blessings your way.

  5. This is so so cute!!! I would hang this in my kitchen. I'm going to pin this and hopefully make one myself!


  6. I love what you have done with this door. You stencil turned out great and I love the addition of the spoon and knife! So creative! I will be featuring this on my Tuesday Treasures from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

  7. This came out darling! And I like how easy it was to make… Now you have my wheels turning πŸ™‚

  8. I loved this cupboard door remake. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! Take time to to visit my site where I featured you at my Tuesday Treasures round up. Hope to see you at the party tonight!

  9. This would look great in my kitchen. I love the addition of the silverware–nice touch!

  10. So adorable! I love the new additions!
    Thanks for sharing at Something to Talk About!

  11. Great creation, Diana! I love how it's a completely upcycled kitchen decor. Thank you for sharing at Creative Craft Challenge! I've pinned it to our group board. Hope you'll stop by again for June's craft challenge too!

  12. Thank you so much for sharing at Share It One More Time… you are one of the features today…Tammy

  13. I love this so unique, thanks for sharing this on Fabulous Friday Party, hope to see you this Friday for another party

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