When we moved into our current house, the previous owners had left a cabinet above the toilet in the master bathroom. I love it for the storage it provides but the outdated style has always made me a bit crazy. I’ve been pondering a solution for years and this week, I finally tackled this mirrored cabinet makeover. It was such an easy transformation and made a world of difference in the look of this cabinet.
There was nothing wrong with the structure of the cabinet and I love being able to store things in it and have them out of sight but I couldn’t stand the cheap looking knobs and the etched mirrors on the doors. They made the cabinet look so cheap and so dated.
I decided to update the cabinet by covering the mirrors and replacing the knobs, a super simple fix.
My local hardware store gave me a big piece of scrap beadboard that I cut to size to fit over the mirrors on each door. I don’t have a table saw so I cut the pieces with a miter saw. The cut isn’t perfect and is actually a bit crooked but I decided to just go with it, especially since the cabinet is in the master bathroom and is almost never seen by anyone outside the family.
I spray painted the pieces of beadboard with a satin white spray paint and used a brush to get the paint into the grooves …
… and then glued them over the mirrored pieces, using E6000.
I replaced the knobs with some fun knobs I found a long time ago in the dollar spot at a local craft store. I love the whimsical touch they add.
The cabinet isn’t perfect but it’s a huge improvement over the old, dated cabinet, and I’m thrilled to finally have this project crossed off the list.