How to incorporate this image into an auction piece was a challenge.
As I am always on the lookout for interesting cabinet doors, I spied this one at Habitat Restore during February of this year. What was even more thrilling was the fact that it cost only $3.00. The additional molding on the middle of the door is the key to creating trays that I have done in the past. This area inside measures 10x13 inches. Because the Santa image AND scrapbook paper background measures 11x11, this door would be perfect for this project.
I also picked up this piece of decorative molding. Even though the grease pencil shows $5.00, the actual price of this item was $1.00. Whoo hoo!
In my vision for this Christmas frame, I would like to attach this molding piece onto the top of the cabinet door. Initially, I will saw off the two raw edges and sand them. I will leave the attaching of this piece onto the door to Mr.Thrifty. It will be interesting to see what he comes up with.
Meanwhile, I will take the knob off the cabinet door. Since I have many vintage crystal knobs in my stash, I will replace it.
Also, the hinges need to be taken off and filled with wood putty. Once sanded and primed, I will use Lamp Black paint(one of my favorites!) to paint out the cabinet door, front and back.
Are you following my vision? I think it will turn out to be a substantial framed piece once completed.