Friday, October 5, 2012

De-Fug the Medicine Cabinet...a story.

Our story begins in a little house that was built in the 1950's. She is a cute little house with many of her original features still in tact. Her bathrooms still have the original scary lighting with 1 little 2 prong plug in the light fixture, but some of her better features are clean line little medicine cabinets. From the outside they are simple mirrors and in good shape. The inside however...uhhh. After some scrubbing and cruising for ideas on Pinterest I decided to give one of our cabinets a little face lift. Here are her dirty guts pre cleaning.     

This little sticker is on the inside of the door. Kinda cool so I left it

I don't know what this is all about, but there is a hole above an old razor blades sticker. Do you drop the old blades in the hole and let them accumulate in the wall? I guess one never knows when their going to need to cut a bitch.  

Some of her "flaws" could not be removed from the bottom shelf, but it was well scrubbed. Anyway, I did this as el cheapo as possible. A trip to JoAnn Fabric and Craft and 2 sheets of .59 cent scrapbook paper became my "wall paper". I used ATG to affix it to the back wall. It worked like a charm! 

I really wanted something with a nice graphic pattern, but it all seemed a bit to fussy so I went with this orange for a pop of color and it has a nice faux linen texture to it.

TADA! Much better! Sorry the photo's aren't better, there is no natural light in the bathroom so some photos I even used the flash...I really hate the flash!

I walked around the house looking for a couple items to hold hair pins and q-tips. I just love this little bowl that was given to me a few years ago by a co-worker. We had a joke about diet food and and would pretend tea was soup so seemed more satisfying. This was a "tea soup" bowl (that sounds like an eating disorder waiting to happen in retrospect). Now my tea soup bowl is my hair pins bowl.   

This is a small Pyrex refrigerator dish that I never use. It's a little to small for leftovers, but works well for q-tips. I have the lid as well, but it doesn't really work for this. I guess I could use it, but I'd probably end up dropping it in the sink and breaking it.

As for the rest of the items, the top shelf is where I keep 3 of my 4 pairs of glasses...I don't do contacts so a girl must have options. Along with the q-tips there is a bar of French milled soap in Shea Butter. It smells up the entire cabinet, I love it! The second shelf is a bottle of  Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise Blue. It smells very clean and sort of soapy, I like my perfume to smell soapy instead of spicy or to floral. There is a little tin of Burts Bees Res-Q Ointment, great for bumps and bruises. And some goop from Suave that is supposed to de-frizz but I won't link it because I don't think it works. And lastly the bottom shelf. As mentioned I have frizz issues so here is my straightening brush and a wide tooth comb for my super curly hair, yes I'm a curly girl and if you're a curly girl read this's AMAZING!

My cabinet and I shall live happily ever after.  I may tackle the one in the big bathroom with the "man stuff" in it soon.



  1. Cut a bitch. hahahaha You are so funny. Doug said we had the same thing in our bath in NJ. You know, the bath that was identical to the one you are working on, only in pink beige tones. Blah.

  2. Oh, and yes, he said that's what it's for. It's safer for the trash man if you let them accumulate in the wall. Nevermind the possible biohazard from blood you put into the wall. Oh the 50's.....

  3. Oh YUCK! I thought maybe there was a missing part that held your razor or something. I googled it and sure enough, a bunch of people have said when they renovated their bathrooms there are RAZOR BLADES in the wall!!!! EWWW!!! That is so weird.


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