DIY Inspiration

When reading the June issue of Canadian House and Home, I came across an interesting DIY project that involved a powder room medicine cabinet. (If you have this month's issue, the full article is found on page 52).

If your feeling crafty and want to take on a new DIY project this spring, designer Joel Bray shared a clever and inexpensive way to spruce up your bathroom vanity! Instead of choosing a standard mirror, Joel chose a unique approach by bringing out the blue found in the wallpaper, by painting the medicine cabinet a similar shade.

Step 1: Joel simply purchased a wall cabinet from Ikea (Akurum, $79) and had it cut down in order to have a total depth of 6”. Note that this is typically the standard depth for a medicine cabinet.

Step 2: Joel lightly sanded the medicine cabinet surfaces and removed the remaining dust with a damp cloth. He then applied an even coat of paint. Tip: use a roller if you want a smoother finish.

Step 3: Once the paint was dried, he adhered the mirror to the face of the cabinet with a special mirror adhesive. The oval mirror was purchased from Ikea (Kolja, $20). 

Not only does the mirror bring visual interest, but it is functional and budget friendly! What are your thought on this DIY project? Would you incorporate this design in your powder room?

Photo Credit: House&Home by designer Joel Bray