Sunday, September 2, 2012

Art or Cabinet Door?

 My latest art project solved a problem.
The roll up cabinet door in our van
needed to be replaced.
Van with queen bed set-up
It was getting split and stuck.
van with twin bed set-up
What to do? Another cabinet door would
never match, so thinking outside-the-box, 
I thought I could make some sort of art
 project to use in place of a cabinet front.
Larry removed the old roll-up.
We bought molding. Cut and stained it.
 A thin sheet of smooth plywood,
cut to size and stained.
 I taped off some trees and
branches with painters tape.
 The inspiration for this project came from
Lowe's Creative Ideas magazine.
I have it on my iPad.
You can download them for free.
Then browse anytime, anywhere.
I found some leftover paint in the garage.
 Roll it on.
 Two coats.
After it dries, peel off the tape.
Add the molding and attach to the
cabinet with two small hinges.
 If we ever change our mind and find
a better solution we can always use this
in our Smoky Mountain getaway in NC.
 This was certainly the easiest and
cheapest solution.
Plus...our van has a little art.
It will be much easier to get into
this large storage space than it was
with the roll down.
Now we're ready for another road trip.
If the doggies hear, they'll get very excited!



  1. How beautiful!The art and the Van.Were always debating on what RV or trailer to buy.Our debate has been going on for years now.Do you feel you have enough room in your pretty Van?Denise

  2. Rita,
    You now have a one-of-a-kind art piece. Pretty darn cute!

  3. Wow, that is so pretty, and congrats on being featured in Lowes, how very cool for you. I would be jumping up and down. It really was a very clever idea, and it is a cabinet art piece. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  4. How clever you are. Love the look! I will be checking out Lowe's ideas. Thanks for sharing.
    Love your sweet little dogs.

  5. Oh I need a van so we can take a trip. Great idea and I love it. Looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  6. I absolutely love this, what a great idea. I love that tree wallpaper that's super expensive. This would be a great way to create it for real cheap.

  7. And I love your blue and white plate collection in your header photo ;)

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