Thrifted Cabinet Makeover

3 Materials
4 Days

Needing to find a cabinet for our newly renovated master bathroom, I stumbled upon a cabinet at my local Habitat Restore. With a little bit of paint, mirror film, and new door pulls, this thrifted cabinet was the perfect addition for all of our storage needs.

I found this cabinet that had great bones, but needed an update. My original plan was to sand off the hand painted flowers and give it a couple coats of paint.

But when I was sanding, the center of the door popped out. I made a decision to go a different direction.

I removed all the hardware, popped out the remaining center panels, and gave everything a couple coats of Sherwin Williams color of the year, Naval.

I had a local home Improvement store cut panels of plexiglass to fit the squares of the doors.

I found antique mirror film online that was as simple to install by peeling off the back layer, spraying with a soap and water mixture and attaching to the pieces of plexiglass. I used a squeegee to push the remaining water out. Once everything dried overnight, I used E6000 to secure the panels in the doors.

I used all the same hardware that came with the cabinet, but I did switch out the door pulls with something that would match the bathroom decor.

Now the cabinet is a stylish addition to our new bathroom.

To see how the bathroom turned out, check out the final reveal here.

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  • Pinecones & Acorns Blog Pinecones & Acorns Blog on Jan 15, 2021

    This is fabulous! I've never heard of the mirror that you used, now I want to find a place to use it at my house.

  • Tcooper9 Tcooper9 on Jan 15, 2021

    Where did you get the window film? I don’t see it on Amazon 🤓

  • Lisa Fauerbach Lisa Fauerbach on Jan 17, 2021

    This is stunning!!!! Also, I looked at the entire bathroom Reno. That is gorgeous as well, and I agree. You can spend time worrying about “what if’s” and lose the moment. If this is your dream bathroom and you don’t want a tub that’s perfectly fine! It’s your beautiful home, enjoy it. If the rest of your home is this lovely, I wouldn’t worry about resale some day.❤️

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