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Painted Radish Cabinet Door

Use a free downloadable radish pattern to update plain kitchen cabinets with a colorful garden theme. Then finish them in the color of your choice.

 Cabinet door with woodburned and painted radish design

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

1 day

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Weller 15-piece woodburning kit, #357335
  • 180-grit sandpaper
  • Artist brushes
  • Graphite transfer paper

Valspar Signature satin, 8-oz each:

  • Lime Twist (#6009-8)
  • Prairie Brush (#6003-4B)
  • Jalapeno Jelly (#6005-6A)
  • Oh So Red (#1009-1)
  • Cosmic Berry (#4001-10C)
  • Woodlawn Juniper (#5001-4B)
  • white base

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Project Resources


Step 1

 Transfer radish pattern to cabinet door

Download and print the radish pattern. Center the pattern and a sheet of graphite transfer paper on your cabinet door and trace over the pattern to transfer it to the door panel. (If you don't have access to transfer paper, use the edge of a pencil lead to darken the underside of the pattern. Then trace over the pattern with a pencil or ballpoint pen to transfer the pencil graphite to the panel.)

Step 2

 Burn radish design into the cabinet door panel
Use a woodburning tool to burn the radish outlines onto the wood. Sand the cabinet door as needed with 180-grit sandpaper and wipe clean.

Step 3

 Paint radish colors within burned lines
Use artist brushes to paint the colors of the radish as shown. The leaves use three shades of green: Lime Twist, Prairie Brush, and Jalapeno Jelly. Then paint the top of the radish Oh So Red. While the paint remains moist, use a dry brush to feather the red into Cosmic Berry around the center. Feather in the white paint at the radish tip and let dry. Avoid getting paint in the shallow burned grooves.

Step 4

 Add background color around the painted radish
Paint the background color (Woodlawn Juniper) around the radish with an artist's brush, then finish the rest of the door in that color using a larger brush. For a distressed look, lightly sand the dried paint along portions of the door edges to expose the wood beneath.