Today I’m super excited to show you how to turn an Ikea kitchen cabinet glass door into a pool sign! And let me tell you, it’s super easy. As if you were expecting anything else from me, lol!
The other day at Ikea: I was really only going in, to get curtains for my back patio real quick! I went in with the intention not to get distracted, this was going to be a quick buy, nothing else was going to come home with me! Ha, what was I thinking! There’s never just a quick buy at Ikea and never only one thing leaving the place with me. So, yeah, of course I did get distracted! This time in the broken stuff section. I quickly walked through and saw this little kitchen cabinet glass door leaning against a shelf. It was marked 4 Euros and I took it with me. I had been on the lookout for an old window forever, except this one wasn’t old at all, but I didn’t care at this point!
When we started getting our pool ready this past weekend, I knew my window was going to be made into a pool sign for the patio. A place to hang towels, hats, goggles and such. Pretty and practical!
But first, I wanted to make it look a little less clean and new. I sanded it a bit and it started looking a bit distressed, but not enough. So I painted it roughly with my black chalk paint.
And then another rough coat with my grey homemade chalkpaint. I used my friend Pili’s recipe, you can find it here if you want to give it a try, it’s very easy to make! I distressed it a bit, waxed it and it looked like this:
I found these really cute door knobs at Zara Home for 2.99 Euros the pair, and they were going to be my hooks! So I drilled 4 little holes into the bottom part and screwed in the knobs.
Then came my favourite part: writing on the glass! I designed the word “Pool” in my favourite font with an arrow underneath. See this is super easy, cause I was going to print it out and just tape it behind the window, so I could trace it all onto the window with my black window marker. Except, my printer didn’t work and I didn’t want to wait for my hubby to fix it, so I just copied it off the computer. Not perfect, but still cool!
And this is our new pool sign, with hooks to hang towels, goggles, hats and such! I really like how I can just erase the writing later on, and when the pool season is over, this sign could be re~used for something else, or a different spot! But for now it’ll be just this! A pool sign!
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