My Styling Cabinet
I saw a show a long time ago about this lady that invented a styling station or something and I remember her saying how much it was going to be and knew that I wasn't going to pay that for it. I have always had it in the back of of my mind to make it one day and when I went into Second Home Furniture in Lewisville I found this cabinet for $20.00 and knew it would be perfect. Here is what I did to transform this old medicine cabinet into a styling cabinet for my hair dryer, curling and flat iron.
I started by taking off the door and hardware, then drilling a hole in the bottom where my extension cord would go.
I filled in all of the holes that were supposed to be for shelves and let them dry before I sanded them.
The cabinet was going to need a little shelf to hide all of the cords and power strips, so I just built one with some leftover wood I had lying around. It's just an L shape design, leaving enough room in the back for the cords to go through.
I took the mirror and backing off of the door and cut a pattern with the fabric I already had that was leftover from my jewelry frame.
I used mod podge to glue down the fabric on the door and on the inside of the cabinet.
I added the extension cord by gluing it down with velcro strips.
Trimmed the inside with brown braiding trim and did the same thing to the inside of the door with smaller trim. I wanted to do this to give it a more clean finish.
See it here with the finished shelf!
Added my hooks!
Added the door back to the cabinet!
It is now in my bathroom and ready to use!
This whole project didn't cost much at all..here is the breakdown:
- Cabinet - $20.00 - Second Home Furniture
- Hooks - $7.50 - Home Depot
- Brown trim - $3.00 - JoAnn's
- Power strip - $6.00 - Ace Hardware
Hope you love it as much as I do. It will be so nice to have everything plugged in and ready to go when I need it instead of dragging each item out one at a time. Everything remains plugged in and ready to use.
Thanks for stopping by!
Just a side note: I don't put any of my curling or flat irons back into the cabinet while they are HOT. I let them cool down completely before putting back. Didn't want to confuse anyone. I am simply using this cabinet as a convenient storage unit!