This is what the cabinet looked like when I brought it home from the flea market.
It had a poison remedy chart inside of it dated 1973,
so I'm guessing the cabinet is from that same time period.
My initial vision for this cabinet was just to clean it up and paint it.
So I did.
I took it apart, cleaned and sanded it, then painted it black.
It definitely looked better, but it was boring.
I'm not sure where the idea came from, but it came.
I could dress this cabinet up a little by etching the mirror with a first aid cross.
I debated adding the words FIRST AID or PHARMACY or REMEDIES
and finally decided on the word REMEDIES.
I created a stencil with my Silhouette Cameo using vinyl.
I'll admit I ruined three vinyl stencils by tearing them trying to
get them centered on the mirror.
After I finally got the word REMEDIES sort of lined up right I ran out of vinyl,
but I was anxious to get this done,
so I used clear contact paper to make the stencil for the cross
I used Armour Etch glass etching cream to create the design.
This was the easy part.
I painted a thick coat of the etching cream over the stencils
and let it sit for 60 seconds before rinsing it with luke warm water.
Then I peeled off the stencils and wiped the mirror off.
I put the cabinet back together using the original hinges and hardware.
It has two adjustable shelves and a beadboard back.
I really like how the whole cabinet turned out
and the etching definitely gives this old medicine cabinet some character.
Oh the glass etching ideas that are running through my mind now.
Have you ever done a glass etching project?
If so, what did you make?