Happy Labor day to my friends! I hope you all have enjoyed your long weekend. I had an amazing week and change off this last week and I wish it was not coming to an end. I did have two pretty stressful moments occur when I decided to check on my work email, but other than that, the week was bliss.
This project was done about 236 years ago, but I am just getting around to blogging about it. I like to think I am time efficient!! The one thing we desperately need in this house is storage, especially in the bathrooms. I dont know why this house came with as little storage as it did, but it did. So as the story of my life goes, med cabs are pretty expensive. Or really tacky looking. These projects always seem to be when I stop looking for something I end up finding it.
Back in MAY my mom and I went to Goodwill to find whatever. Out of the corner of my eye I saw this cabinet thing sitting on a table. It was glorious and perfect to be a medicine cab. I think it was the hutch to a desk of some sort, but I break the rules and turn things into something else.
Wanna know the best part?
I was bound to make this work in our bathroom. It had everything we needed. So I got to painting. I used the same paint I had left over from refinishing the Hoosier cabinet (Valspar white paint and primer) and need many many coats. First, I did take the doors off, the metal and hardware off. I deglossed everything (my go to on all paint jobs) and rolled on the first coat.
This piece had a special scent to it, so it was nice the paint could cover that up. I did skip sanding it down a bit and I paid for that when this lovely color started bleeding through. I lost count on how many coats I actually applied.
A lot. Maybe five.
I spray painted the grate and hardware a metallic silver because the original was really dated
It took a weekend to complete with all the coats and what not. We did add a little support on the back as the back was not solid wood. I don’t want cabinets to come crashing down on me after my relaxing shower….
I am happy to announce that it also does not have that interesting smell to it. You know the smell……….