diy idea: jenny’s medicine cabinet of curiosities

by Grace Bonney

we’ve got three diy projects coming up today but before i hop on a plane back to brooklyn (thanks to everyone who came out for the LA biz ladies meetup!), i wanted to share this great diy idea submitted by jennifer in toronto. jennifer found this vintage medicine cabinet on the side of the street in a pile that was part of an apartment-clearing. she explained, “it was painted a wonderful color but the paint traveled all the way onto the old mirror which was peeling off on the back. although it has a few nicks & the paint is chipping in places, i decided not to repaint it to keep that vintage feel. i cleaned it, removed the glass & mirror peelings, and filled it with a few of my favorite small art pieces & toys.” after spending last weekend at the brooklyn flea, i’m inspired to pick up an old cabinet and use this idea to display some of my favorite knick-knacks in a more cohesive way. thanks to jennifer for sharing!

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