In my search for cupboard doors, I came across some narrow ones with defined detail that would make a quick transformation into a set of hanging hooks. When choosing a color, I opted for this pink because it will match her room and is her favorite color.
To prep for paint, I removed all the hardware (hinges, handle, door latch) then sanded down the surface so that the paint coats would have a better chance of absorbing evenly. Additionally, I drilled 2 holes about the same distance as the ones that were pre-existing for the old handle. If you intend to drill holes, or patch them, do so BEFORE you paint, otherwise you risk chopping your paint job.
When selecting a paint, I opted for acrylic as it’s easy to work with, plus comes in a multitude of colors and finishes. I also will sheepishly admit I prefer using the disposable foam brushes. It’s truly a convenience thing, and means I can work on several different items all at once. This piece has 4 coats of paint, and in order to minimize brush marks, I alternated the direction for each coat, allowing at least 4 hours between each coat, and 24 hours for the last one.
To personalize the hooks, I used plastic stencils and some different bright colors to make it pop. Once everything dried for a day, I sprayed the whole thing with a coat of Rustoleum Clear Gloss http://m.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Specialty-11-oz-Gloss-Clear-Lacquer-Spray-Paint-1906830/100194482 to give it some durability. Another 24 hours of drying time, and then I screwed on the white porcelain knobs I found at Restore.
Voila! C’est fini!