Thursday, July 5, 2012

Medical Cabinet Repurposed

 Back in the spring we went to the Springfield Flea Market, and it rained the whole day...
it was soooo cold.   Hard to believe now that it's 100 degrees :) 
I spied this little wall hung medical cabinet and thought it was just a really cool piece.  I originally planned to hang it above the toilet to store our towels...
that, of course, was before we realized we were going to have to pretty much redo the whole bathroom....

 So it was pretty rough looking...we took it apart and my husband sandblasted all the metal hardware. I decided to sand it down a little bit and use a dark stain on it followed by a coat of polyurethane.  This is the only "before" photo I took...and I'd already stained it.
 So as we were working I was thinking this would make a great spot for ME---only one thing missing  right now, and that's the mirror but I've got something in mind.
 Our bathroom is small about 5x9' so this is just enough to be a spot to sit down.  I'm thinking that my fan can be mounted to the wall too ---
just haven't decided if I want to do that or not....
 This folding chair is my favorite out of all those we've bought....
I was thinking more along the lines of a small stool...maybe metal...
Not sure but I'll know it when I see it
 

 the room is coming along nicely...baseboards are in and it's all painted and floored and caulked....

 The last thing is the sink...and some storage.....but I'm loving the way this looks!!!  And feeling better about getting it wrapped up...


Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

14 comments:

  1. The little desk is awesome and I love the flower frog holding the brushes. Are you showing the house even when redecorating? That must be hard. Hope the market picks up for you.

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    1. Yes we are Helen!!!! I'm not twitching YET....but I'm CLOSE!!! Thanks ---and I love my flower frog too! I could use a bazillion of those little buggers for all sorts of things....

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  2. Very, very clever and a huge cool factor, too!

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    1. Thanks Tina!!! I thought so too :) I'm trying to enjoy the "fun" part of an unplanned bathroom redo!!!!

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  3. That is the neatest vanity I have ever seen! I would love something with that much character!! Great find!

    -Peggy

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    1. Thanks Peggy! I'm lovin it myself...a nice little spot for me...hard to find in a small house with 2 babies:)

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  4. That turned out really cool! I love the vintage look.

    I'm hosting my first linky party "One Creative Weekend" at OneCreativeMommy.com. I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea or anything else you'd like to share.

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  5. This is so vintage-quirky-cute. I adore it!

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  6. I would love to feature you again and your little medicine cabinet/desk, what a great idea! Please let me know if its ok,
    lauren

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    1. Lauren I would love for you to feature this! I later added a vintage shaving mirror and have (since this post) changed the chair. Here's the link to the shaving mirror....http://vanhookandco.blogspot.com/2012/07/vintage-shaving-mirror.html

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  7. Is the design really meant hanging? its a unique piece for a bathroom cabinet, and i agree with you i think you need to put the mirror adds more drama effect.
    sidler-international

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    1. Yes this is the way I found it...love that it hangs on the wall! And we did add a really cool vintage shaving mirror I found at the flea market that extends back and forth from the wall a little later on

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  8. Thanks for your valuable information.I found it very useful.Keep posting amazing content like this.

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