Styling Cabinet Re-Do{Lookie What I Did}


My Styling Cabinet

This project has been in the works or in my head for quite some time.  I’m so glad that I get to share it with you today and show you how I transformed an old medicine cabinet into becoming one of the most useful and functional pieces of equipment in my bathroom.  I hated always having to pull out my hair dryer, curling iron or flat iron in the mornings to get ready.  It was always so time consuming to plug in, unplug and put away and I wanted to find a more efficient way of starting my day.  Without further ado, let me show you how a $20.00 cabinet was made into My Styling Cabinet.

My Styling Cabinet

I saw a show a long time ago about this lady that invented a styling station or something and I remember her saying how much it was going to be and knew that I wasn’t going to pay that for it.  I have always had it in the back of of my mind to make it one day and when I went into Second Home Furniture in Lewisville I found this cabinet for $20.00 and knew it would be perfect.  Here is what I did to transform this old medicine cabinet into a styling cabinet for my hair dryer, curling and flat iron.

Before Picture

I started by taking off the door and hardware, then drilling a hole in the bottom where my extension cord would go.

I filled in all of the holes that were supposed to be for shelves and let them dry before I sanded them.

The cabinet was going to need a little shelf to hide all of the cords and power strips, so I just built one with some leftover wood I had lying around.  It’s just an L shape design, leaving enough room in the back for the cords to go through.

I took the mirror and backing off of the door and cut a pattern with the fabric I already had that was leftover from my jewelry frame.
I used mod podge to glue down the fabric on the door and on the inside of the cabinet.

I added the extension cord by gluing it down with velcro strips.

Trimmed the inside with brown braiding trim and did the same thing to the inside of the door with smaller trim.  I wanted to do this to give it a more clean finish.

See it here with the finished shelf!

Added my hooks!

Added the door back to the cabinet!

It is now in my bathroom and ready to use!

This whole project didn’t cost much at is the breakdown:
  • Cabinet – $20.00 – Second Home Furniture
  • Hooks – $7.50 – Home Depot
  • Brown trim – $3.00 – JoAnn’s
  • Power strip – $6.00 – Ace Hardware

I didn’t have to invest in the fabric or the paint.  I used the paint that came with the house so it would blend in well in the bathroom.

Hope you love it as much as I do.  It will be so nice to have everything plugged in and ready to go when I need it instead of dragging each item out one at a time.  Everything remains plugged in and ready to use.

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~ That is such a good idea! So creative. Thanks for sharing with us today!

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  1. Reply
    Morena April 25, 2012 at 7:50 am

    I love this idea!!

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    Melanie April 25, 2012 at 8:20 am

    This is fantastic! I need one so bad! I LOVE it! Now, can you find me a new bathroom with a spot just for this!?!? Love what you did…great way to solve a problem! Come link this one up for sure!

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    Wendy April 25, 2012 at 10:22 am

    What a fantastic idea. my styling tools are a bane for me too and I love what you’ve done here. Genius.

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    Ada (new york) April 25, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    It turned out looking … AMAZING!!! Me likey the fabric design!

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    Lori April 25, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I love that idea! I saw an outlet in a drawer with a hairdryer on pinterest, but my husband said, “Are you kidding?”….but this he says we can do, easy peasy…Thanks so much for sharing such an awesome idea. Loi

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