We've lived here pert' near a year and I'm already moving my stuff into the master bath! Amazing!
The delay is totally my fault. We could have slapped mirrors up over the sinks, but I have the visual acuity of a mole, which means my face has to be right up to the mirror in order to see. And my back isn't as limber as it was when I was 12. I find it an inconvenience to bend way over to see my face just to apply makeup in an attempt to
And I wanted "us" to learn how to make things out of wood.
I really really liked this Pottery Barn medicine cabinet:
I really really didn't like the regular price of $449. The sale price of $349 wasn't very comforting either, especially since we needed 2 of them.
Do you remember where we left off in the bathroom?
You can see some earlier master bath updates ==>HERE and ==>HERE.
But this is what the sink/vanity wall has been looking like (I cleaned up the dirt and hairs first).
We started the medicine cabinet project a long time ago so I don't know the exact amount we ended up spending. It wasn't much.
And I did a horrible job of documenting the building of the cabinets, so there's no tutorial. I do have one in-progress shot though. Impressive, no?
We bought select pine boards from the Home Depot for the frames, birch plywood for the backs, and some 1/4" pieces of oak for the shelves. I think we spent around $65 for all the wood and I stained everything in General Finishes Antique Walnut.
Phil put everything together with the Kreg Jig because I cast a spell on him and made him buy one. ;)
The mirrors came from Hobby Lobby. With the 40% coupon, I think they were $9 each. I also bought the knobs at Hobby Lobby for $5 for the pair.
All in all, we spent less than $100 on both cabinets.
Here they are!
Wow. It's a face. You see it too, don't you....
Why are they stained instead of painted to match the cabinets? Well, let me first take a moment to thank me for asking.
I wanted to add some warm wood tones to the bathroom since everything else so far is white or gray and a little chilly.
And let's face it. I always have the option of painting them if I really want to. But I don't. Yet.
But I did have some fun with the back of the mirror. It started out that ugly gray back-of-mirror color. Philly was the one who suggested we dress it up. He wanted white contact paper.
So I did this (remember my backsplash stencil nightmare?). This time the stencil project came out much better.
Not only did he not freak out, he actually wanted me to the same to the mirror in his cabinet!
What do I keep in my cabinet? Don't grab the wrong one. You'll be sorry.
Yes, that's vodka in the lower left.
It IS a medicine cabinet.
And a little finishing touch:
If you missed what that was all about, you can read about it HERE.
After all his hard work, Philly has definitely earned the ANGEL towel.