Our main bathroom was disgusting when we bought the house. Ugly AND dirty. Super. As you know, we replaced every single thing except the wall mounted medicine cabinet (to the right of the vanity).
However, although we kept the cabinet, that was built into the wall, the door was immediately jettisoned. Here it is, in the garage:
Unable to find a nice (cheap) door to fit our cabinet, we DIY'ed one! (See more bathroom makeover pics here). The finishing touches to the door were recently added, so I wanted to share.
It was super easy! We took a piece of plywood (a leftover) and cut to size. We painted it the same white as the walls and trim (really, really should have remembered to prime) and then installed. We purchased a touch magnetic closure from Lee Valley so there are no knobs or anything to draw attention to the cabinet. We also chose a really subtle and low profile hinge.
|On the cabinet base|
|One the inside of the door|
|Pretty hinge! |
Unlike the crappy painted ones here before.
We love hardware . . .
Bonus Points: just like with the kitchen cabinets (see here), we used a bit of white caulking to hide the bit where the existing cabinet (built into the wall) was a touch off from the house. We found out everything is our house is just a little bit not square.
Such a cheap and easy solution. And yes, we're working on the off colour outlets and switches. A never ending list indeed.