You look in it everyday. It holds some of your most important daily items. It’s neglected.
Our bathroom is very neutral in color, so I figured adding a little surprise splash of color in the medicine cabinet is a great way to sneak some in. Color helps create energy and, Lord knows, I can use a little assistance with that in the morning! I painted the inside of the door with chalkboard paint, so I can leave notes to my family and leave myself reminders of products we are running low on, if I took my vitamins, and anything else that pops into my head. I used a ‘Tiffany Blue’ acrylic paint for the back of the cabinet and for the thin wood trim I used to frame in the chalkboard. A few organizers from The Container Store tidied up my products and my mornings just got a little bit happier!
Here is the ordinary cabinet before:
Here it is after:
What you’ll need:
- Chalkboard paint
- A small amount of colored latex or acrylic (I just bought a small $2 bottle from the art store, so I didn’t have to pay for a full quart). It doesn’t take much paint for this small project.
- Thin wood trim. I bought mine at the hobby store (in the section where tons of very thin and small strips of wood are sold to be used for architectural models). The wood needs to be thin, so the cabinet door will shut all the way. If you don’t want to deal with a wood frame you can simply paint a stripe around the chalkboard or not have any edging around it at all.
- Paintbrush, tape, and glue (if you use a wood trim around the chalkboard)
Tape the edge of your cabinet to protect it and apply 2 coats of chalkboard paint.
If you make a wood frame: paint the trim first (so you don’t have to be careful once it’s installed), measure the size of your chalkboard and glue the pieces up (I taped them together on the back first, applied all the glue, and then adhered it in one piece.
- Metal and Glass Flower Petal Slider – Gold-tone (7) *Petal Slider*
- Metal and Glass Flower Round Slider – Gold-tone (6) *Round Flower Slider*
- Eye Pins, 2″ – Antique Gold-tone (23)
- Head Pins, 2″ – Antique Gold-tone (2)
- Jump Rings, 4mm – Antique Gold-tone (10)
- Jump Rings, 6mm – Antique Gold-tone (4)
- Oval Chain, 3″ – Matte Gold
- Vintage-style Filigree Box Clasp
- Chain Nose Pliers (2)
- Round Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutters
Step 1 Using a 2″ eye pin, string petal slider and form a simple loop. Set aside. (Center pendant.)
Step 2 Using 2″ eye pin, string round flower slider and form a simple loop. Using 2″ head pin, string seed bead, top left side of slider, and form a simple loop. Set aside.
Step 3 Using 2″ eye pin, string round flower slider and form a simple loop. Using 2″ head pin, string seed bead, top left side of slider, and form a simple loop. Set aside.
Step 4 Using 4mm jump ring, attach center pendant to slider in Step 2. Repeat on other side with slider in Step 3.
Step 5 Using 2″ eye pin, string petal slider and form a simple loop. Repeat one time on other side of slider. Repeat five times. Set aside.
Step 6 Using 2″ eye pin, string round flower slider and form a simple loop. Repeat one time on other side of slider. Repeat three times. Set aside.
Step 7 Connect flower sliders in the following order on the left side of necklace: Using 4mm jump ring, connect bottom right flower petal slider to round flower slider top left. Open loop on top right flower petal slider and connect to round flower slider top right. Repeat three times, alternating round flower slider and flower petal slider. Using two 6mm jump rings, connect flower petal slider to round flower slider. Repeat process one time on right side of necklace.
Step 8 Separate chain into four strands of three links. Connect two chains to top left side of necklace. Remove small rings from vintage style clasp. Using two 4mm jump rings, connect chain to each side of box slider. Repeat process one time on right side of necklace.
■ Ashland™ Natural Inspiration Burlap Covered Vase
■ Flowers – Peachy/Orange Peonies, Peachy/Orange Hydrangea and Peachy/Orange Roses
■ Jewelry Piece – Design of Choice
■ E-6000® Adhesive
■ Floral Foam
■ Reindeer Moss
■ Wire Cutters
■ Low Heat Glue Gun
Fill vase with floral foam.
Cover with reindeer moss.
Cut floral stems to desired height for vase.
Wrap vase with twine three times. Secure with glue.
Cut off bail or any back the jewelry piece may have and glue it over center of twine. Use image as a guide.
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