September 15th, 2009 in member junk     
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This close-up shows how perfect this piece was for my project.  Each panel is the perfect size for my words.  I was actually going to buy some new beadboard for this project, but lucked out finding this door.
The cupboard door as I found it at a local antique store.  I washed it and gave it a light sanding.
Saved the hinges as I love the painted over patina.
Also saved the sweet little latch.
Ta da!!!  Right now this is one of my favorite things in my house!!

I have long been wanting to do this project..........and.........I FINALLY found the perfect junk piece to complete it with!!!!!!  An old cupboard door and some added vinyl letters reminds me of some of my favorite places in Paris. 


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - janisgurney
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Comments (19)

AuntieJo writes: I put this in my favorite file. I actually have some extra cabinet door that I can use. YAH!!! Terrific idea, and I've been to all these places in Paris. Posted: 5:46 pm on May 14th
JunkArchitect writes:

Janis, you found the perfect door for your project. The distressed white with the black letters couldn’t be better.

Posted: 10:58 pm on September 17th
fionaandtwig writes: Okay now, you DO realize I'm stealing this from you, right? What a super fab work of art you created there! You know, Jeanne d'Arc Living sells really cool stencil thingies, I'm thinking if I can't find vinyl letters like yours, that would be an option, too.
Brilliant job!
Anne Posted: 5:41 pm on September 16th
fellowjunker writes: Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments!!! I really appreciate you all!!!
Just a word about the vinyls...........yes, they are hard to find!!! I found a scrapbooking store called "treasury of memories" in Bellingham, Washington that you can order vinyls from on line. Just google search them----they will do any font, size and wording for you. You can also buy sheets of vinyl letters at office supply stores. Also, asking at your local scrapbooking store might be helpful--sometimes they can order in stuff they don't usually carry.
Hope that helps.
xojanis Posted: 12:11 pm on September 16th
suewhitney writes: This project is absolutely stunning, Janis. I have been to these places and it brings back great memories. Especially the fender bender we had while driving a twelve person airport van in Paris. It wasn't my fault...really! Thanks for sharing another wonderful project.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:31 am on September 16th
CottageElements writes: Janis girl, you just have the knack, don't you! This is so cool. And I wish I could go to all those places. I don't seem to find those vinyl letters here either. Another elegant, fabulous project from you, girl. Thanks again!

Lani Posted: 12:07 am on September 16th
zazzyzee writes: Reminds me of "The last time I saw Paris", sitting in a little cafe on the Champs-Elysees sipping hot coffee, eating a sinful pastry and watching all the black turtlenecked locals walk by with casual purpose. I will definitely be putting an old door to similar use. Thanks for sharing your clever use of letters and especially thanks for waking up an old memory. Posted: 9:36 pm on September 15th
alicemom writes: Janis,
A wonderful wonderful project! You did a fabulous job. Thanks so much for your beautiful posts.
smiles, alice Posted: 8:17 pm on September 15th
LisaWilliams writes: Love love love this! I need to find old doors!! What an eye!

Lisa Wynn


Posted: 7:59 pm on September 15th
writes: Janis,
You have such a wonderful polish to all your pieces and make the most simple things feel elegant and special.

Love it!

JennyK Posted: 6:03 pm on September 15th
chippingcharm writes: I agree with everyone else...this is amazing! Laurel Posted: 4:06 pm on September 15th
junkseeker writes: What a great piece! Where did you get the vinyl lettering? Posted: 1:58 pm on September 15th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Love it! It reminds me of the old bus scrolls. And I agree, you have an amazing sourse for your vinyl letters!

Beautiful job, Janis! Would love one of these myself.
Candy Posted: 1:08 pm on September 15th
MimiToria writes: Love it Janis!!! Ship it to me. lol
Another great post and such a creative use of barn wood. You and those awesome letters you use, are so cool. I just don't seem to find them in the US. Any other members have more luck than me? Please tell.
Love the photography too, and can see why this would be a new favorite in your house.
Posted: 1:03 pm on September 15th
Designcafe writes: Love the old cupboard door, and then with the lettering, awesome! Love all the lettering you chose to put on there, it's amazing with talent and creativity what can be produced! out of junk!!! Love the junk. Happy junking. Posted: 12:44 pm on September 15th
WhitePineLane writes: The most brilliant touch of all is how it's placed on the mantel (or shelf) ON ITS SIDE with the little egg cup candles in front of it. Gorgeous! Posted: 12:21 pm on September 15th
RustyDiva writes: As always Janis ~ love your creation! It will look fabulous in your home. Your posts just ooooze elegance (the word ooooze is not very elegant huh?) You have a very calming effect on a person and all your pictures make me feel like I'm peeking into a spa! Love it! Posted: 11:03 am on September 15th
shabbychick writes: Janis..tres magnifique!!! Love what you did with the old cabinet door - beadboard is hard to find - lucky you!!

I'd love to visit Paris...fleamarkets, etc....

Thanks for sharing!

Posted: 10:56 am on September 15th
monakent writes: Oooooooo-la-la Janis. This is a winner in my book. I will have to show this to my nephew, as he and a friend toured Europe this summer, prior to going off to college. He raved about Paris, along with some of the other places he went to.

This is a stunning work of art. Congratulations on your most recent masterpiece!!! gailmarie Posted: 10:32 am on September 15th
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