Vintage Medicine Cabinet Makeover • Part 1.
I found this awesome vintage medicine cabinet in Pennsylvania last year, but I didn't have time to work on it as soon as I brought it home. Because of that, it sat underneath my desk/dresser collecting dust since then. Recently, I've really been trying to minimalize, so I told myself it was either time to fix it up or get rid of it. I decided to fix it up! The cabinet has a mirror in front, two glass shelves, a towel rod underneath, and a few holes on the back to hang. It was really, really rusty and pretty dirty. First step, clean it up. I used paint stripper and a scraper to remove of all the old paint. The stripper works best when you let it sit for a while, but since I'm impatient, I kept scraping and applying more. This was slightly wasteful and I don't recommend it. Also, the stripper burns skin pretty terribly. I would dip my knuckle in it, not even realizing what I'd done. Thirty seconds later..HOLY MOLY! Fortunately, it didn't leave any marks or scars, and the burning stopped with some soap and water. Take my advice and be careful if you use it! Stay tuned for parts two and three soon!