A Custom Medicine Cabinet… making progress.
So after I showed Paul my dream-cabinets, I suggested that he build what I had in mind. It doesn’t really look that complicated. But Paul assured me that “just a square box,” does not imply simplicity.
Paul explained it would be difficult. And that he is not a cabinet maker.
So I got some estimates for a custom-made cabinet… at which point, Paul decided that actually, on second thought—he is a cabinet maker.
Below is when the new wall was just being framed out. I forgot to take a photo from the inside of the bath. This is the outside, but shows the outline of the cabinet.
Paul sheetrocked the entire wall.
And then cut out the space for the cabinet. The wall on the right will house the sink and a large mirror.
Once he hung the door, I danced a little jig. It turned out fantastically. Paul has unintentionally signed himself up for many more complicated projects.
May 15, 2012 @ 5:05 am
Well, look at that! The Rolling Stones were right! (you get what you need!) And that is beautiful! Okay, Paul’s a keeper. Not only did you get the beautiful mirrored cabinet but you can spend that money you saved on something else fabulous!!! Look how cute you are in your new mirror. EXCITING! Great job you two.
May 15, 2012 @ 5:50 am
You’re pretty funny… Mick Jagger is going to be right at home in my new bathroom. You know why? Because it’ll be fit for a rockstar.
May 15, 2012 @ 7:23 am
YOU KNOW IT! I’m sure he’d love all those mirrors. Not that he has an ego or anything. 🙂 It really is great that you did it yourself. I’m certainly impressed.
October 30, 2013 @ 5:59 pm
Ha! I just noticed that you did purchase the blue jacket!
January 28, 2014 @ 2:48 pm
THis is exactly what I want to do–and my husband’s exact comments about “can’t”! I’m wondering how you hung the mirror? (Looks like you framed it first?)
I already have a mirror and would like to attach hinges to it so as not to lose some mirror width (very small spot above the sink with walls on both sides!)
Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
January 30, 2014 @ 8:34 am
Yes, my husband built the door similar to how a glass-front kitchen cabinet might be constructed. So the mirror is in its own frame.
February 4, 2014 @ 10:41 am
Love it! Just bought a 1937 cottage and I am FULL of ideas for the poor husband. He may regret me finding your blog!
January 24, 2016 @ 7:38 pm
Your site shows a woman taking a shot of a very narrow medicine cabinet but you did not provide any specifics. What is the width and depth and height or are they custom made? Please write back and give me a number where I can call and discuss details. Thank you. Jim Cox