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.
Do you see the potential? If you peek inside, you’ll see the hardware exists for two shelves, but the shelves are missing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finally, my little mirrored medicine cabinet makeover has a new lease on life with a bit of savvy flair.
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…
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)
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!
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In likewise fashion, it’s time to see what my Trash to Treasure gals have for you too!
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
How fun to hear, Denise. Thank you! I’m a sucker for the hand-painting…it’s kinda like therapy. 😀
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!!!! ?
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!
Cecilia from Georgia says
Love this with the louver door on it and the colors are perfect!
Thanks so much, Cecilia. It’s fun to make use with what I have on hand…a brain challenge. 😀
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
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! 😉
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
It’s beautiful now, Larissa! xo
Thank you, Nancy.
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
Fun idea, Larissa! 🙂
Thank you, Jen.
Marie - Interior Frugalista says
Nice save Larissa, it has way more personality now! Love the timeworn finish you gave it and your typography is always so lovely.
I think I’m addicted to these, Marie. tee hee! Thank you!!
Michele M. says
Well done, Larissa! Fantastic job done!
Grats on it selling from your store! That’s the real indicator, eh?
Thank ya, Michele! It’s always fun to see where my creations find their new home.
[email protected] says
Love the end result!
Thanks so much for stopping by, Paula. 😀 It’s a fun project for me.