I mentioned that small areas of cluttered décor have been irritating me and I am making some changes. There is an area in our kitchen where we store all of our medicines in a basket. It has become a mess. I even have a paint bottle in there. Sometimes paint brushes land in there too.
It had to go. I am also tired of knocking over the frame or small plate to get to the outlet when I need it.
I had recently seen a bread box for sale on Craigslist and thought it would fit perfectly in the area and make a good medicine cabinet.
I met the lady in front of her house on the sidewalk to make my purchase.
When I placed it in my car I immediately realized how bad it reeked of dogs and cigarettes. It even had dog hair on it. How does dog hair get on a bread box? I had to air it out for 3 days and wipe it down with bleach sheets. Then I noticed it must have lived next to the stove top. I think it had years of grease splatters on it. Especially on the base.
I tried sanding it off and I ended up having to scrape it off with a putty knife. Gross.
I used my Cricut to make a design for the front of it with contact paper. I wanted to be able to peel it off and leave the natural wood behind.
I know pharmacy isn’t spelled right. I used the French spelling to make it more interesting.
I used some black latex paint and distressed it after the paint dried. I then waxed the box with light brown wax.
I like how the medicine cabinet turned out, but I am not liking to boxy things next to each other. One day I would like to get a flat screen tv for the area and I might add a frame or something on top of the box.
And by the way the airing out, bleaching, scraping and painting all got rid of the horrible smell. I painted the inside of the box just to be safe . Have you ever bought something that you didn’t realize was nasty until after you purchased it?
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