So I had an idea... I need a Pillow Cupboard!
Once I decided this, I found a part of a TV console in the clearance furniture at IM HOME in Provo. It was in clearance because it was only the top part, and discontinued... plus it had a scratch on the top. Then I found these green doors at a cabinet maker's workshop... (amazing guy, long story)
The doors were slightly too tall for the cupboard, but perfect in width, so I attached feet to the cupboard, and connected the doors to the cupboard with hinges. Then I drilled holes and attached knobs I got at home depot for $1.29 each... (I'm such a cheapskate I know.)
Then I attached a catch for each door too!
Then I went looking for a design for my doors... I'm good at ideas, but not good at designs... and I found something I liked online and this is it....
I then opened it in photoshop and converted it to B&W. Then printed it.
Then I drew lines through the image after deciding the scale I wanted it to be on the door. This is a hard process to explain, but an easy one to conceptualize.... So I'm sure you get it.
Then I drew the corresponding lines on the doors, and drew on my design... Trying to decide how much and where as you can see... lots of eraser marks. :D
Then I took it out in the garage and cut out the shapes with my drill and jigsaw. Drilling multiple holes makes lining up the blade of the jigsaw much easier.
Also, if you have some narrow places, support those narrow places when you are cutting near them... after you have cut them... they are thin enough you want to baby them a bit.
Then I took the doors outside and spray painted them with 4 colors... each in tern. I wanted a mottled uneven look.
Then I got out my trusty Walnut Stain, (that I use on like everything -huh?) and I stained the inside cut out edges on the whole design. Then I stained over the paint and made it even more mottled.
Then I bought some adorable upholstery fabric... on sale so I paid just over $5 for what I needed, and I cut it out to cover my shapes, and I hot glued it to the door, making sure I glued in between all the cut out pieces, not just around the edges. I would like to find something thin and large like a big sheet of chipboard so I can paint it and cover this fabric... protecting it really. But I need to find that.