cross medicine cabinet : diy

Medicine Cabinet DIY 6-1When we were designing The Little Barn, we always knew that one of the most important rooms would be the mudroom. The reason for its significance was the fact that it had to serve various roles, from an office space, to a boot room, to a greenhouse, to a laundry room, to a dog room. While we ended up removing two of those five functions, the three most important (laundry, boots, and dogs) stayed. Because this mudroom would serve as a bedroom, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, porch, and apothecary for our own animals, I wanted to make sure that it was well-equipped with everything that they could ever need and I could ever want for them. 

IMG_0134Holly has quite a few medical issues, all of which I have chronicled over the last year. This results in her having a number of medications. Rather than keeping her medicine with ours, I wanted to make her a whimsical storage unit. It was also my way of putting a positive spin on her medical issues. Plus, it looks damn delightful in their mudroom.

Medicine Cabinet DIY 1This is what you’ll need to make your own hand-painted Cross Medicine Cabinet:

Glass cabinet
Glass paint
Brushes
Q-tip
Painter’s tape
Measuring tape

Steps:

Medicine Cabinet DIY 21. Lay the medicine cabinet flat on the ground. Using the measuring and painter’s tape, measure and mark off a symmetrical cross that will be located in the centre of the cabinet.

Medicine Cabinet DIY 32. Take the base paint colour and brush. Fill in the cross. 

Medicine Cabinet DIY 43. Once the base coat is dry, take the border colour and outline the cross. I did mine using a freehand method, but you can also use the painter’s tape for cleaner lines.

Medicine Cabinet DIY 54. Once that coat is dry, it is ready to be installed and used!

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diy – patterned tea towel

IMG_8.jpgIMG_2.jpgIMG_3.jpg IMG_4.jpg IMG_6.jpgIMG_7.jpg I have been wanting to draw, colour, and/or paint fabric for quite some time now. At the same time, I could never bring myself to make a trip to the craft store solely for a fabric marker. I thought that it would be a waste of time and possibly money to undertake a project with a medium that I had never tried before. Then I remembered that I am an amateur blogger, and that even if I were to fail, I could still blog about my trials. Hello, opportunity!

That being said, I did not fail. What became two months of worrying about a simple DIY turned into literally 10 minutes of drawing. This project was fast and fun, and completely inventive. I am now on a mission to rid our home of our old tea towels and dish cloths and to replace them with inexpensive white ones so that I can draw all over them. I would highly recommend this project for those of you who feel like acting like an artistic child again. It is so freeing.

Emory

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