I cannot go into IKEA without visiting the “As Is” section. It’s a treasure trove of projects just waiting to be had.
I was in there a while back and I picked up a glossy white kitchen cabinet end panel (which I’m using in our office leaned up against the wall as a white board) and this cabinet door for $2 each. Oh yeah. Treasure trove.
I didn’t really have a clue what I was going to do with it when I bought it, but I figured something would come to me (and it finally did).
While shopping in Wal-Mart, I came across a “Welcome” vinyl wall sticker for only $0.99!! A project was born!!
The first step was to sand the door and paint it. I had some paint samples from Lowe’s (that I bought one holiday weekend when they were 50% off.. so they were around $1.50 each) and I knew one of them would be great for this project. I started out thinking I was going to do a two tone dry brush effect, but laziness took over and I just stuck with just the taupe color (Mountain Smoke) for the finished project.
And, after a couple of coats of paint…
Now to add the vinyl piece!
Next step, hardware!
I added these D-ring hangers to the back to attach it to the wall.
Then, I added four black hooks to the front to hang coats from and… done!
All in all, this project just cost around $15, and it’s a very helpful addition to our front entryway. I love it!