|Our remodeled medicine cabinet|
You can see how Jim cut and fit the molding and beadboard around our medicine cabinet. He did a wonderful job making it all look seamless.
|Side that everyone sees. Jim did a nice job!|
|Back corner that no one sees unless they look.|
|Cabinet over the toilet|
I shared the idea with Jim, and let's just say he wasn't terribly enthusiastic about it at first. He couldn't see my vision for it. He did, however, like the idea of saving money and of making the door himself. He likes doing that kind of stuff, and adding the extra shelf was simple enough.
Once he was on board with the idea, he and I did butt heads a little on the design. I wanted one single door with a large mirror. He said that size door was too big for our bathroom, it would get in the way, and hit the towel ring. I did not want two doors, because then there would be a frame going down the middle between the two doors and both mirrors would be so small they would basically be unusable. However, I could see his point about opening out too far into the room.
While we were debating what we were going to do about a door for the cabinet, Jim hung it without doors to measure for the wainscot. It was taken down a couple times to do the painting and stuff, but putting it up and measuring for it locked us into using that cabinet, and we still had no idea what we were going to do about a door.
Then I found a medicine cabinet online, that became my inspiration. I didn't care for the Greek key detail, but that was inconsequential. The design idea was what was important. If we had two doors that weren't the same size, that would make both of us happy. I'd have the large mirror I dreamed of, and Jim would have the two doors that were more practical. In my mind that would definitely work. I showed the picture to Jim, and again, he wasn't terribly enthusiastic, because it meant more complex measuring to make it work. But he agreed it was a good compromise.
Again we butted heads on the dimensions of the doors, but needless to say, we finally agreed. He made it all work, and he did a fantastic job. We actually worked pretty well as a team on this project, although Jim did hardest part of building the doors. He's very proud of how they turned out, which he should be!
Having two doors is working beautifully. You can see how well they're working in the following pictures. We decided to use three hinges on each door instead of two for a little added strength because the doors Jim made were longer and a bit heavier than the original doors.
|Inside with four shelves|
Shall we take a trip down memory lane?
|Old Medicine Cabinet|
|New Medicine Cabinet|
I just love our new bathroom. With a few modifications of my vision, it turned it out exactly how I imagined it.