How To: Brighten Up Your Medicine Cabinet with a Cheerful Print

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As a renter, there is not too much (outside of painting, which I plan on working on very soon) that I feel comfortable changing in my home. One area that I see first thing in the morning and last at night that felt very uninspired to me, was the inside of my medicine cabinet. No matter how many times I tried to clean it, it still felt dirty, it needed a fresh coat of paint and some brightening. I decided to re-paint it white and also added some color in another way.

I liked the idea of having a cheerful print as the background to the cabinet, and searched for the right contact paper, but was not able to find exactly what I wanted. Then I came across some Rifle wrapping paper that felt perfect.

Adding a fresh coat of paint was easy, then I got to work.

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After measuring and cutting the paper, I sprayed a thin layer of Scotch Super 77 Multi-Purpose Adhesive to the back of the paper, layed it (very) carefully on the back of the cabinet and let it sit over night.

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Next, I measured and cut clear contact paper to protect the paper from moisture. Even with a lined cutting board, and clear ruler, I am terrible at cutting a straight line. I found that using a rolling razor helped greatly.

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Now that the cabinet felt fun and bright, I couldn't help but replace my old clear glass cups that I kept in the cabinet to hold items and to rinse after brushing, with some fun Jonathan Adler plastic cups.

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It really was such a simple thing to do and gives me something nice to look at when I am brushing my teeth. Next: to do something about those exposed lightbulbs!

(Images: Liana Walker)

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