These inexpensive, easy-to-make reclaimed medicine cabinets will get you organized and add charm to your bathroom.
Here’s an idea that turns a rusty cabinet into the life of the party, thanks to a fresh coat of paint in an eye-popping shade. As a finishing touch, a light was installed over the top shelf. Although this upgrade is better suited for a man cave, it’s a great example of how you can perk up a powder room with a can of spray paint.
Image: Michelle Witteveen and Kresha Waldrop, owners of Vintage Jane
Make Over Your Bath with a DIY Medicine CabinetThe Bathroom Command Center
Everything used in this DIY can be found at your local office supply store. The polka-dot paper was cut to size and applied using double-stick tape. The inside of the cabinet door was transformed into a space for notes and reminders by adding corkboard.
Make Over Your Bath with a DIY Medicine CabinetA Fresh-Scrubbed Concept
A little imagination turns a flea market find into a rustic redux. A vintage washboard ($18) with a custom-cut mirror makes a great door for an old wooden cabinet. This washboard has its original zinc panel that you see when you open the hinged door. Using salvaged materials makes for good DIY projects.
Make Over Your Bath with a DIY Medicine CabinetMagical Space-Makers
You can use every inch of wall space in your cabinet by adding powder-coated metal strips ($6 for a 2-by-14-inch strip). Once the strips are in place, anything magnetic will stick, such as magnet hooks, small storage containers, and button magnets.
Make Over Your Bath with a DIY Medicine CabinetA Carry-On Cabinet
This vintage suitcase packs a lot of bathroom baggage. Even the cabinet door is used to store a few grooming tools. Other upgrades include a fresh lining and wood shelves wrapped with paper, then finished with a waterproof sealer.
Make Over Your Bath with a DIY Medicine CabinetA Picture-Perfect Cabinet
Here’s a genius secret storage idea — each pre-made, recessed cabinet comes with a hinged picture frame for concealment. It’s perfect for couples or family members who want their own individual storage space, plus it’s a great way to stump snooping houseguests. A 16-inch-by-13-inch cabinet is $299; you supply your own artwork — photos clipped from magazines work great!
Make Over Your Bath with a DIY Medicine CabinetGo Doorless
If your toiletries are display-worthy, show them off by removing your cabinet door. While vintage yardsticks and glue were used to create the frame shown here, just tap your imagination when exploring options that work for you. Wood trim cut to size or small square tiles can be applied using an epoxy.
Make Over Your Bath with a DIY Medicine CabinetA Reclaimed Upgrade
A long-cherished wooden picture frame inspired this DIY cabinet. The frame was constructed from reclaimed wood, and the handsome mirror that cost only $10 was attached with hinges. Magnetic catches keep the mirror closed.
Make Over Your Bath with a DIY Medicine CabinetA Magnetic DIY Project
All it takes is 10 minutes and a piece of sheet metal to turn your cabinet door into extra storage space. Just epoxy in place and ta-da: You have a magnetic surface where you can place toothbrush holders, mini-erase boards for notes, and hooks for jewelry and other small objects. A video tutorial shows you how to make this cabinet.