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Mirrored Medicine Cabinet Update & Makeover

It’s that time of the month where my Trash to Treasure girls and I get together to whip up DIY fun for you. Yay! If this is your first T2T time, you’re in for a treat. While you’ll see their projects in a bit, take a peek at what I found at a barn sale. It’s definitely dated, definitely damaged, but also definitely full of potential. Meet my mirrored medicine cabinet destined for a makeover.

Medicine Cabinet Before | prodigalpieces.com

Do you see the potential? If you peek inside, you’ll see the hardware exists for two shelves, but the shelves are missing.

Open Mirrored Medicine Cabinet | prodigalpieces.com

Plus, there is damage to the veneer on the sides. Someone used packing tape to hold it together. At least it isn’t duct tape! haha.

Damaaged Mirrored Medicine Cabinet Veneer | prodigalpieces.com

DIY TIME

First order of business, I glue down the loose veneer and putty it with wood filler to fix it up. Then, I removed the mirror from the cabinet door. I have nothing against mirrors, but I want to change up the look and function of this cabinet.

Removed Mirror from Mirrored Medicine Cabinet | prodigalpieces.com

Next, I search my stash to find some boards suited for shelving. I find two pieces of cabinet-grade plywood the exact width I need, then cut them down to length with my miter saw. Since the edges of the ply are not super pretty, I then apply veneer strip. Such a cool product! You can see how I used this same veneer on a Mid Century sewing desk.

Ironing on Veneer to Cabinet Shelf | prodigalpieces.com

Last, I cut up panels of tongue & groove that I have leftover from our remodel to fit the door panel. Here’s my non-mirrored medicine cabinet in the rough.

Repaired and Refinished Medicine Cabinet by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

NEXT STEPS

Now, obviously, I’m not going to leave it in this raw state, so I break out my paint brush and give it a few coats of this seconds color on the outside, and a contrasting color on the inside.

Painting Mirrored Medicine Cabinet for Makeover & Update by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Then, after the paint cures, I want to add my own personal touch to the front panel. You know I love typography, right? To finish it off, I create a graphic in my software, then use my transfer method to get it on the door.

Hand Painting Typography by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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THE REVEAL

Finally, my little mirrored medicine cabinet makeover has a new lease on life with a bit of savvy flair.

DIY Mirrored Medicine Cabinet Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #farmhouse #homedecor #french

Hand-Painted Typography on Wall Cabinet | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #art

Who’s coming over to my Sociable Swan Eating House? I’ll cook! tee hee hee. This was so fun for me and I hope you enjoy it too. Now for the inside…

Open Wall Cabinet with Adjustable Shelves from Mirrored Medicine Cabinet by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #cabinet #storage

Open Cabinet with Adjustable Shelves by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #cabinet #storage #diy #farmhouse

Not only are the shelves adjustable, but they also offer ample storage,. As a result, it makes this a perfect cabinet for any room in your home. Also, if you’d like to add it to your home story, it’s available in my online shop. (SOLD)

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DIY Farmhouse Wall Cabinet for Added Storage by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #home

Vintage Style French Farmhouse Wall Cabinet from Mirrored Medicine Cabinet by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #storage #home #farmhouse

In addition, leave me a comment below, as well as pin and share to inspire others too. Let’s makeover all the old, ugly, medicine cabinets! wahoo!

A vintage mirrored medicine cabinet gets a new look and function with DIY fun by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | Details at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #farmhouse #homedecor #storage

Up next, I’ve got a sweet giveaway and a hot DIY project for you too. See what I am up to HERE.

Larissa of Prodigal Pieces with Wagner Heat Gun | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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Comments

  1. Denise - Salvaged Inspirations says

    The after pic made me smile and at first glance, I thought it was a raised stencil! You did such an amazing job contouring your graphic and transforming this dated piece! Pinned! XOXO

    • Larissa says

      How fun to hear, Denise. Thank you! I’m a sucker for the hand-painting…it’s kinda like therapy. 😀

  2. Rebecca - NC says

    Prime example of when “form meets function!!” I never would have replaced the mirror and it looks so much better!!!! It’s now so versatile you could put it in any room. I think it would make the most adorable spice cabinet!!!! 😍

    • Larissa says

      Woot! You got what I was after. Thanks, girl! I’ve nothing against mirrors, but this one needed more function. The mirror will get upcycled too. Yay!

  3. Cecilia from Georgia says

    Love this with the louver door on it and the colors are perfect!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks so much, Cecilia. It’s fun to make use with what I have on hand…a brain challenge. 😀

  4. Christy James says

    I love that you don’t share the whole reveal at the top of the post, so I can watch it unfold as you go! Fantastic redo of this plain jane cabinet! XOXO

    • Larissa says

      I’m delighted to hear it, Christy. I feel it’s like peeking at the the ending of a book before reading it…sacrilege. haha! 😉

    • Larissa says

      I think I’m addicted to these, Marie. tee hee! Thank you!!

  5. Michele M. says

    Well done, Larissa! Fantastic job done!

    Grats on it selling from your store! That’s the real indicator, eh?

    • Larissa says

      Thank ya, Michele! It’s always fun to see where my creations find their new home.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Paula. 😀 It’s a fun project for me.

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