Thursday, February 26, 2009

Scripture Cabinet ReDo

If you have my book, Inspirational Home, then this little piece of furniture might look familiar: It was a cabinet I had painted black and decoupaged with a scripture for the office in my previous home. It's also one of the many projects described in my book. This cabinet recently moved into my newly created studio in this home and the red type just wouldn't do anymore. I ripped it all off, then contemplated how to redo it. Different font? Different verse? Here's what I decided:I used a "fancier" font, added a little ornament at the top, but kept the same verse. I just love this scripture and it's something I NEED to be reminded of daily. "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God." Philippians 4:6. I printed my design - of aqua text on a black background - on two sheets of paper (because one wasn't big enough.) I glued/decoupaged them onto the cabinet door panel, seaming them carefully. When they dried I went over the top with more decoupage glue to seal. [Be sure to do a test with your paper/printer/glue before applying to the cabinet so your ink doesn't run.] Yeah! Check another "todo" item off my list!
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22 comments:

southerninspiration said...

FABULOUS!! I love that idea!

Suzanne

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

I love it! I don't quite understand how you decoupage it on? Maybe you should do a tutorial?! Are you familiar with Life:Beautiful magazine? I just think your work would be a perfect feature in the magazine. Check it out at www.lifebeautifulmagazine.com . (The website isn't much, but you should at least be able to find contact information.)

MJ said...

Beautiful! Did you just print it on plain printer paper with a black background? I'm looking around trying to figure out what piece of furniture I can decoupage! :)

Kristy said...

Oh, wow, I love that! I have a similar dresser in my bedroom that I've been meaning to repaint forever, but was waiting for inspiration to strike.

I think it just did - thanks!

Did you just print the words onto plain black paper? Did you use cardstock?

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

RESPONSES:

Vanessa -

1. Decoupage is basically just gluing under and over your material. In this case, glue your paper to the wood. When it's dry apply more decoupage medium (you can buy many different brands that are called "decoupage") or simply use Elmer's glue mixed with 1/3 water. Test first, because some printers with some glues might smear.

2. I subscribe to life:beautiful magazine and even blogged about it twice! Love it! I'd be honored to be in it! Tell them to give me a call! :-)

MJ & Kristy -

1. I printed the text with a black background onto a heavy smooth text sheet - not card stock - that's too thick. Cheap copy paper is a little too thin. Most scrapbook papers are a good middle-weight.

2.I don't know of a printer that will print light colors onto black paper.

EVERYONE:
don't forget to send me pics of projects you do! I'm collecting them and would love to post follow-ups some day!

pocket full of pink said...

What a great idea!!! Thank you for sharing! Definitely have to get a copy of your book!

Tiffany said...

It looks gorgeous! I love the cabinet re-do! Great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Runner Mom said...

Hey, Jeanne!It's beautiful! I am still confused about the paper!Sorry! Ok, use a scrapbook weighted paper that is black??? Not sure about the black back ground that you mentioned. Do I set that on the computer as I print? Duh??? So sorry! Kindergarten teacher needing very simple simple directions!

Hop over to my blog if you have a minute--I have a decorating dilemma!!

Thanks so much!
Hugs,
Susan

Jodi said...

Love, love, love this! So glad I've found your site...now to just figure out what piece of furniture needs a little extra love! :-)

thanks too for answering all the questions - it's such a treat to get that feedback!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

EXCELLENT! I love this! Thank you for the inspiration. laurie

Molly said...

I love how totally different it looks now. Same great idea, but modified to suit your altered tastes!

I love the new font and I especially love the flourish at the top!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

This is so wonderful!!! I definatly want to do this.

Diann said...

Beautiful!

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

RESPONSE:

the paper question-
In your document make the background black and put colored text on top. Print that all out on a white sheet of paper.

Really, make the background whatever color your piece of furniture is, be it black, white, ivory, yellow, pink, blue, etc. :-)

MJ said...

Thanks for answering my question! I was at Joann Fabrics this afternoon and they have fabric VERY similar (if not the same) to the boxes on top of your dresser. Just FYI in case you were looking to match. :)

Rochelle said...

Wow, I love it!!! What a great idea! Hope you don't mind, I linked to it from my blog too. LOVE IT!! http://rochelle-learning-to-trust.blogspot.com/2009/02/cool-decoupage.html - And one of my coworkers and I were just having a conversation about decoupage today. Amazing. Simply amazing. And very God-honoring! :)

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

I just love everything you put your hands on lady! Thanks for sharing this, it is truly inspiring.
~Misti

Omah's Helping Hands said...

How neat. I don't have your book yet, but am going to check it out real soon. I love the cabinet. And how ironic, at group today we talked about Phil 4:8. I've since made a card of 4:4-9 to carry with me every day. I too need that great reminder. Love the redo. Looks super!

Jinglebritches said...

Just beautiful!! I have this verse "posted" in my house also. I might try this idea on an old dresser i'v had since I was a little girl. Thanks for the "Inspiring Ideas"! :0)

Megan said...

I LOVE that! I really like the new look of it, especially with the design above it, very lovely!

grannyval said...

Love the cabinet ! How were you able to remove the scripture writing and redo it ??

Thanks Bless your talent

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Grannyval,
I removed the previous decoupage quite easily once I got the edges started ... one large sheet had been glued on. It mostly came off in one sheet, but had to sand the edges a bit to get it ready for the re-do! Thanks for the question!

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