Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Medicine Cabinet Door ... Makeover!

This project has been in the works for a while (thanks to too much hospital time the past week!).
It started with an old medicine cabinet door I found at a junk sale a couple of weeks ago ($12) .... and an empty spot on my laundry room wall, just begging for something old.
("x" marks the spot!)
Old windows and doors are my favorite ..... so when I saw this old  medicine cabinet door, I fell in love with it's uniqueness.  :-)
LOVED the old glass knob, too!
The knob was attached to a large hook on the back, so I just beat the hook down flat with a hammer.
It felt good.
Hitting things with hammers is fun.
Ever tried it....?

Next, I flipped the door over and spray primed and spray painted the whole thing (I used an etching primer because I was spray painting over a mirror, too), and then painted the inset mirror part with chalkboard paint.
(tin foil worked GREAT to cover the glass knob while spray painting!:)~
To finish it up, I screwed in some bronze hooks along the bottom, too!
Finished product:

And here it is, hanging on that bare wall in my laundry room:
Happy in it's new home! :-)

Perfect spot for leaving reminders and messages .... and hanging our keys!

I had to bite the bullet and face my chalk-o-phobia to use some "real" chalk (as opposed to my usual chalk ink markers!) so that I could use that sweet color of turquoise chalk ...... which, of course, matches my Ladder Laundry Rack!

(I've spray painted it again since I originally posted it .... it's a little softer shade of turquoise now than the original color, shown in original post HERE.)

I'll show you some other fun stuff in my laundry room soon ....
Stay tuned!


  1. I love the charm you've added to your laundry room. That drying rack is genius! I'm, above all, jealous you have a laundry room. Ha ha. We have a laundry closet. LOL

  2. Bec, this is adorable!! I have always loved doors and windows too. Paint can do miracles!! ;) Thanks for linking up friend!

  3. What a great project! Love the glass knob!

  4. I have a cabinet just like this just sitting waiting for me to do something with it :o) great minds think alike!!! Thanks for the inspiration! Andddd ps I am your newest linky follower! Sorry it took me a little while! Hope you and your family are doing well!

  5. I love how you've personalized your laundry room with your charming chalkboard door and ladder. Great ideas.
    I'm your newest follower, Mary Alice

  6. I love this! The hooks on the bottom are a wonderful touch. Stopping by from the Sweet Little Gals party! I'm your newest follower!

    -sara @

  7. I LOVE this idea! From the door to the chalkboard to the hooks - everything! The ladder is such a great idea as well.

  8. super cute! i love anything chalk board! i would love for you to add this to my new link party... spreading the love. please go check it out if you are interested!
    {love} lauryn @ love notes by lauryn

  9. Wash, dry, fold, repeat--story of my life! You've made it look great though :). The door has tons of character and your project really shows it off!
    (visiting from WhipperBerry)

  10. Darling as usual Bec! Your laundry room is so sweet! And that medicine cabinet door is inspiring! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  11. Stopping by from the Weekend Wrap UP Party!!!

  12. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Also, I love, love, love your laundry room cabinets. And that drying rack is awesome!

    (Visiting from Feature Yourself Friday)

  13. So cute! I especially love how you hung the ladder (that would make a great place to hang clothes).

  14. This turned out great! Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday @! You've been featured! Stop buy and grab a button and we hope to see you again this week!

  15. I love this. What a brilliant idea to repurpose the door.

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