Monday, May 23, 2011

Good Mornin' Sunshine

You’re probably going to think this is silly but, I’m going to tell you anyway:

One of the first things I did when I moved in to my apartment two years ago was decorate the inside of my medicine cabinet.  At the time I don’t think I had curtains or a TV, and yet for some reason decorating this small space was at the top of my list. 

(Quick, before I show you the inside, here's a view from the outside to help you get a sense of the weird three-door-ness that is my medicine cabinet...until I own my own place, I just have to put up with some rental weirdness like this...sigh.)

And here's a peek at the decorated inside (a view with all three doors open):

Here’s what I did:

1.  I lined the inside with pretty teal patterned contact paper (which I got at Home Depot for around $10).   I’m not sure they sell this exact contact paper anymore, but here are some other cool contact paper options I came across on

Contact Paper, 18" x 24' Water Dance

2.  I scrounged up a vintage mason jar to hold cotton balls and a teacup to hold my toothbrush and the squirley almost-all-gone tube of toothpaste that won’t stand up on it’s own anymore.  (Actually, my mom got me both the mason jar and the teacup at a yard sale, but in case your mom isn’t quite that cool, you’re not totally out of luck- try washing out the glass jar your jam or tomato sauce came in- seriously, most Classico tomato sauce comes in jars that are really kinda cute, they even say “Mason” on the side.

3.  I glued up a “Good Mornin’ Sunshine” doodle.  Not only is the doodle cute, it’s extra special because my friend Mara drew it for me right before she moved back to Texas a year and a half ago.  (I really miss her, and though I haven’t been the best about keeping in touch- I hope she knows I still think about her all the time- hi Mara!)

There ya’ have it, my decorated medicine cabinet- it’s quite unnecessary, but it makes me happy, and isn’t that the point of most anything?

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