I'm in the process of repainting my kitchen with various garden scenes on the cabinet doors. I posted a few pictures of this WIP on Facebook, where I mentioned that this was my favorite method for hiding nicks, scratches, scars, and stains on cabinets that were too battered to look good with a plain paint job and too cheaply made to be worth stripping and staining.
During the course of a FB conversation, I remembered that I still had some photos of a similar project I'd done on the cabinets at my old house in Illinois. I thought somebody here might enjoy seeing them.
The guy on the left is the Gemini Giant in Wilmington, Ill. At right: My late rat terrier, Scout, loved going to Ted Drewes' Frozen Custard.
Left to right: Kansas sunflowers; the Round Barn in Arcadia, Okla.; the 66 Courts sign, formerly in Groom, Texas; and the Blue Spruce Lodge in Gallup, N.M. Scout, in a rare moment of good behavior, decided to sunbathe in front of the cabinets while I was taking pictures of them.
Left: the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Ariz.; right: Roy's Cafe and Motel in Amboy, Calif.
Left: the famous billboard at the Jackrabbit Trading Post, Joseph City, Ariz.; right: the Blue Whale, Catoosa, Okla.
I painted the drawer fronts to look like old Burma-Shave signs and used toy cars as drawer pulls. I figured out that I could drill holes in the bottoms of toy convertibles and then attach them to the drawers with a wingnut and bolt.
The complete rhyme said:
ON 66 WE LOVE TO ROAM
BUT IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK HOME
At left: John's Modern Cabins, Newburg, Mo. At right: my favorite neon swallow from the Blue Swallow Motel, Tucumcari, N.M.