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Monday
Feb062012

Hanging My Medicine Cabinet

On Sunday afternoon I finally got around to hanging up my medicine cabinet as part of my effort to put the finishing touches on my bathroom. I had considered building my own but then I found this one for half off ($115) at the Birch Run Pottery Barn Outlet and couldn't pass it up.

I wanted to liven it up a bit so I used the same technique that I used for my built-in to add wallpaper to the back of the cabinet before hanging it. To figure out the placement, I put up some blue painters tape on the wall in the dimensions of the cabinet, adjusting it until I got it located where I liked. I then hung it according to the directions, screwing the metal cleat into the wall using wall anchors and making sure it was level. After putting the glass shelves back in I was ready to fill it up.

I don't have much in the way of toiletries so I have plenty of room to keep things neat and tidy. I found cute little black and white cardboard bins for a dollar each at Target (I love the One Spot!) to use as shelf organizers. I have my disposable contacts in one, bobby pins and hair bands in another, earrings in another and so on.

I really like how the medicine cabinet looks compared to the small mirror I had before and now I can keep the deck of my sink clear of everything but my hand soap. It also helps me toward both of my 2012 New Years resolutions of finishing projects around the house and getting organized. Not bad for a project that took me less than an hour to complete!

If you are interested, check out the rest of my bathroom posts here: Bathroom Blog Posts

Reader Comments (4)

It is really important that we have a medicine cabinet in our house.Most especially in an emergency situation in the middle of the night.Where you cannot find an open pharmacy to but some medicines.So we must consider this as one item that available in our house.

March 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkitchens cheltenham

With a little bit of preparation, and a general understanding of the objective, installing cabinets is really not a big deal! Generally speaking, the objective is to get the cabinets securely attached to the building with level work surfaces.

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPlaques

LOVE your bathroom :) I'd love it if you could check out my blog (I also did the Linens and the Loo challenge) and follow me on Google Friend Connect/ BlogLovin at http://twentysomethingbows.blogspot.com/.

Thanks and Happy Tuesday!

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAshlee

I admire with what you did to your cabinet black and white is a good combination of your wall paint, your creativity makes it unique.

June 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersidler-international

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