Medicine Cabinet for Small Oddities

May 25th, 2009 in member junk     
JunkinLindsey JunkinLindsey, member
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I was so anxious to get it hung, the varnish wasnt even dry. 
Stapling. Left the window as-is, just a little varnish to spruce it up. 
If you look closely, I pieced together two scraps of wood for a side-wall. Lazy or resourceful? 
Hinges at the top of the box.
I was so anxious to get it hung, the varnish wasnt even dry. 

I was so anxious to get it hung, the varnish wasn't even dry. 


How I spent my Memorial Day Weekend: Building this medicine cabinet and filling it with my otherwise lost and unappreciated oddities and treasures. I got this old window frame for free because it didn't have glass, but who's gonna turn down free junk with loads of potential? Just so happens we had a perfect scrap of chicken wire for the screen, on its way to the trash bin, all I had to do is trim two sides after mounting it with a staple gun. The rest was built from scratch, I'm ashamed to admit. It was scrap wood though! The coolest part is that I hinged it from the top, so you naturally pull the window open by the latch at the bottom. 


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, organizer, country, white, picture holder, frame, farm, bathroom, shelf, window, chicken wire, medicine cabinet, bead-board

Comments (7)

mutha writes: I love this! I have some "old" beadboard in the garage...I think I feel a little inspired!
I also love that tiny patio chair in there - too cute. Posted: 2:08 pm on August 2nd
shabbychick writes: Great cabinet - and love the use of the chicken wire! Fun stuff to display too!

Kathy Posted: 2:03 pm on June 3rd
itsnotjunk2me writes: Lindsey you have inspired me! I've had an aging red shabby 9-pane window sans glass for some time displayed on an old bench on the back porch. It came from an out building on the property many years ago. It now will be repurposed-thanks to you! Posted: 10:57 am on June 3rd
TinTinJunkFan writes: Great idea, and loved how you hinged it on the top. Posted: 10:24 am on May 26th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Looks fab! Every home should have one.

Candy Posted: 8:11 am on May 26th
JunkArchitect writes: WOW! You’re on a roll JunkinLindsey. Very cool cabinet with a great finish. Once you get addicted to junk it’s hard to break the habit…keep building. Jim Posted: 10:53 pm on May 25th
CottageElements writes: Great job on the cabinet, Lindsey, and welcome to the JMS site! You have a lot to be proud of with this piece, no wonder you were so excited to get it hung. Love it!

Lani Posted: 9:07 pm on May 25th
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