$2 Medicine Cabinet Makeover
One of the first inside projects I tackled in our new house was giving our bathroom medicine cabinet a makeover. It wasn't a bad medicine cabinet, just a little 'blah'. It also wasn't real wood, so I knew that any moisture from jars, etc. would take a toll on the surfaces.
I went to the Dollar Store and bought two rolls of contact paper. The first step was to remove the shelves and measure from the top of the cabinet all the way to the bottom shelf edge. I wanted one, continuous piece.
I'm sure you know the rule...measure twice, cut once? Well, that never seems to work for me. It ends up being 'measure twice, cut once, SWEAR, and try to fix it'! I'm talented like that! So, to avoid that problem, when I measured, I added a little extra...no swearing or fixing needed. Whew!
I carefully unrolled the backing while smoothing the contact paper with my hand all the way down the back and across the bottom of the cabinet.
I have a little trick for getting started...you can learn more about that on my blog post.
If you remember, I cut the contact paper a little longer to avoid all that swearing and fixing, so I took a utility knife and trimmed the edge.
Since the contact paper wasn't wide enough for the cabinet, I repeated the same process with a small strip to finish the back and bottom edge.
Now it was time to tackle the shelves. Once again, I measured and wrapped one continuous piece around each shelf. The little extra was tucked in on each end.
The shelves were placed back in the cabinet and the project was done!
For the reasons why I didn't cover the sides and extra tips, please stop by my blog. I LOVE having visitors!
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Published June 18th, 2018 5:17 PM
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