Hidden Medicine Cabinet Storage

8 Materials
2 Hours

I was so tired of our messy bathroom storage shelf so I found some nice wooden signs and turned them into hidden cabinets!

This was my messy, ugly medicine cabinet before...

Pick some art/signage

I found these existing wooden signs at Hobby Lobby

Measure sign/art

To build a frame I wanted to get the exact measurements of my sign/art.

Cut your wood

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I cut my frame pieces using 1x4s to match the art/sign.

Miter the corners (optional)

This is a butt joint which will work just fine! I decided to miter my corners for a more professional look.

Here are the perfectly matched corners.

Stain or paint

Stain or paint your frame to match your art/signage

Add shelves

You can add as many shelves as needed. Attach with wood glue and nails through the outside of the frame.

Add hinges

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I bought some little hinges at my local home improvement store and screwed them on my art and newly built frame to attach.

Magnetic Closure

Finally, I added a magnetic closure to keep the door from swinging or gaping open. You can also find this at your local home improvement store.

Here's the final product! I'm so happy with how much storage it adds to this small space and how good it looks!

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  • Ellen
    on Jun 18, 2020

    I want to try this! We have super small bathroom and hardly any storage

  • ShelbyNeen
    on Jun 19, 2020

    Love this project. Great idea

    I don't need a medicine cabinet, but am inspired to do this to a larger painting in my bedroom for hiding items like jewelry, cash or anything I don't' want to have laying around.

    Also, I want to do it between studs to add more depth. Thanks for sharing.

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