Lets talk Medicine Cabinets today. I originally wanted to replace mine but was having trouble finding a suitable substitute. I needed something that could hang on the wall and not have to be recessed into it. It also needed to have ample storage because it’s nearly the only closed space we have for our toiletries. It also couldn’t cost a fortune. I didn’t think I was going to find anything so I actually started painting mine. Here’s a pic of the old guy incase you need a refresher.
I love the simple + classic look of these pivot mirrors here, but they don’t have storage. I was seconds away from pulling the trigger on this guy from pottery barn here. But as fate had it I found this one here at Lowes and the second I opened it up I was sold. I put it in my cart and never looked back.
So what drew me to this cabinet?? The Mirrors! I don’t consider myself a vein person but I absolutely love all the mirrors and hate opening the cabinet to get what I need, say some mascara, only to have to close it to apply said mascara.
This bad boy has a mirror behind the shelves and on the inside of the door. Talk about accommodating the heck out of this lazy girl! In my old cabinet I had a hand mirror propped up on the inside shelves behind my makeup, so I wouldn’t have to keep opening and closing the door. In theory it worked, until I moved a bottle. Then it would topple over, spilling the contents of the cabinet all over the sink. I’m still not sure how I managed to keep the mirror in one piece for 5 years.
I also upgraded my cabinet storage vessels to these clear acrylic containers from the Container Store here and here. I was using old gum boxes left over from college when my mom would buy me gum in bulk. Those needed to go a long time ago, it’s just one of those things I never thought about.
Much better right?! Do you have any tips or trick to keeping your cabinet organized?