Double Medicine Cabinet: A How-To

Woah, lots of how-to posts all in a row! I hope you’re not getting spoiled 😉 I’m finally getting around to finishing up some of these bathroom projects. Let me start by saying, this vanity is NOT finished. It’s maybe 60% done. So please don’t judge my medicine cabinet by my vanity 😉

Step 1: remove the tall faucets! Other than totally blocking the cabinets from opening, they also seem to think they are fountains, not faucets. Water is gushing out of the top handle instead of the spout! And as they were freebies from my plumber FIL, I chose to just buy new short ones. I’m also planning on staining it a gray-ish color so the wood tones don’t match so much. I’d like the focus to pull on the mirrors rather than the vanity boards.

See what I mean? Womp womp. I’ll be replacing those faucets this weekend so I can fully appreciate the wonder of these massive mirror cabinets.

This was relatively simple to build and pretty darn affordable! Considering you’d pay a hundred bucks for a much smaller wall unit at the store, you can build this double beauty for around $80. Including the mirrors. I used cedar (again! I know) because that’s what we have lying around and it matches the trim. You could use furring strips or pine boards to stain or paint and get a really nice look. Ready for the tutorial?


7 thoughts on “Double Medicine Cabinet: A How-To

    1. Thanks Amanda! I’m kind of blown away with all the space. I put all our junk in it, and there’s STILL room!

  1. I love it! Very rustic, love the bowls and the open concept shelving down below… you did say 60% finished so you probably will be enclosing the shelving below? Too bad you can’t use those gorgeous faucets! Are the shorter ones you’re getting the same kind?

  2. This idea is definitely going into my “save” files. You are sooooo clever. I’m going to check your archives for more about the vanity itself……and other inspirations. Great job!!!

  3. I also love the vanity design, really looking forward to the plans hope they are available soon. let me know when they are available.

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