Monday, May 6, 2013

DIY Medicine Cabinet Project

Hey guys! Over the weekend, Dave and I went to Fort Wayne, IN to visit his brother, sister-in-law, and their baby girl!  While the men were glued to the television (watching sports) Peachy showed me this amazing steal she got at a local garage sale.  As you can see, it is this brightly painted medicine cabinet.  Yes, the original has a horrible paint job, but underneath it all was a nice piece of wood furniture!  As soon as I saw it, I knew we had to make it our "project."  Peachy is very crafty, and she was all about turning this old cabinet into something new and usable!

So...our journey began.  Since Peachy already had paint and primer, the only things we really needed were new door nobs, sand paper, and fabric to line the back wall and interior spaces.  We went to our favorite place, Hobby Lobby, and purchased the items.  The door knobs, which we LOVED, were on sale for 50% off and Peachy had a coupon for 40% off our entire purchase! I think our grand total at Hobby Lobby was under $15!!!  So the total cost of our project (including the cabinet) was $25!  In the picture above we have two sets of nobs- we didn't know which we liked better so we bought both and decided on the glass ones (they matched the fabric better).

We started by removing the doors, sanding down the wood, and painting the entire cabinet with primer!   We then used to coats of white paint to give cover all of the blue and purple! We then used the sandpaper to give the cabinet a more "worn" look.  What you can't really see from the picture is when we sanded the cabinet a little bit of the "old blue" color. along with the wood. came looked pretty cool! Then we applied the fabric with modge podge and ta-da! We were done!

The project was super fun, easy, and cheap! We were both pretty impressed with our crafting skills, considering neither of us had tried doing anything like this before!  Now, its off to our next project!

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