Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dream On Until Your Dream Comes True

Every single time I do an Ikea run I come home with a couple random cabinet doors from the "As Is" department. I have about 8 of them sitting the basement collecting dust. Like seriously. They are covered in dust.

A couple days ago while at Hobby Lobby I found a metal dream sign that was on sale for 50% off. I snagged it up thinking it would work well in the guest bedroom.

Well once I came home and started browsing my cabinet door inventory I realized one door was practically the same exact color of the furniture in the master bedroom. Guess, the guest bedroom won't have a dream sign afterall.

So this....

I used small dabs of Liquid Nails to adhere the dream sign to the cabinet door and attached some D-Ring Hangers to the back of the cabinet so I could hang it on the wall. 

And just because here's an action shot of the bricks, books, and Costco sized bottle of vegetable oil I piled on the sign to "clamp" it down while the liquid nails dried.
 Cabinet Door = $1
Dream Sign = $7
Liquid Nails =  Already Had
2 - D-Ring Hangers = $2



  1. Good Eats! We have that book. We got the second one for Christmas this year as well. I did the same thing with books (sans vegetable oil) to weigh down the big frame when we were gluing it together.

  2. We love Alton Brown! I've been meaning to get the second cookbook for some time, but I keep forgetting. Books make great clamps!

  3. Nice action shot. :) I have a few of those exact same doors from Ikea! I love 'em! I always check out the "as-is" section for those suckers. Love how you used yours!

  4. Very smart and stylish! Good for you.
    Thanks for sharing, have a great day,


  5. @ Meg - Don't you just love the Ikea "As-Is" section! Thanks for your comment and for stopping by!

    @ Ellen - Thank you! I hope you have a great day as well!