Thursday, November 7, 2013

Spice Cupboard

A friend of mine found these two identical cabinets that are nice and roomy, but they were as plain as plain could be.  I suggested she put a stencil or some kind of design on the fronts of them to perk things up.  Her response was that I should put the design and then we would share in the sale.  That seemed like a good idea to me so I set about coming up with a design to spruce things up.
This is the first cabinet.  I made it a very tall spice cabinet.  These cabinets were over three feet tall and both have shelves in them.
I used my old stand by transfer method of reverse mod podge and filled in the empty space with some horizontal stripes.   You can see my tutorial on reverse mod podge here.  To do the stripes I used Frog Tape.  This is my first try with the tape and it worked like a charm.  The stripes are crisp and clean, just the way I like them.
All of these images came from the Graphics Fairy, and I printed them in black and white.
You can see the second cabinet here before I decorated it.  I finished it yesterday, but I haven't photographed the end result yet.  I will share it very soon.  
Thanks for your visit.  I will have a lot to share because I am getting ready for the Little French Flea Market next weekend and it's also beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Aubergine Emporium as well.

I may be partying at...

Mondays          Le Chateau des Fleurs       The Graphics Fairy 
                                      Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Fridays            French Country Cottage       My Romantic Home        Miss Mustard Seed
                                    Common Ground