Monday, February 7, 2011


When we built our house 4 years ago there were a few things we or I should say "I" thought were over priced to have the builder do. Such as Medicine Cabinets in our Master Bathroom. They was to charge $150 a cabinet. I knew you could get them for about $40&up at Home Depot so there was no way I was gonna pay that! Now 4 years later I have finally installed 2 medicine cabinets in our bathroom!!!!!

Picture 1: Is what the wall looked like before!

I first started with a little hole to view inside for anything that would make installing a cabinet impossible. Such as a water pipe. It looked good from here so I continued breaking the drywall out.

I went slow and carefully because I did not want to hit any electrical wires that might be in the wall. As you can see I did find a stud, which I knew was there.

A little piece of the drywall peeled underneath the desired area but a little drywall putty will fix that right up! I did run into a water pipe on the right side of the stud but it did not interfere with the installation.

I then used a Jig Saw to remove the stud. This was tedious because I did not want to go through the wall so I had to cut slowly and chip away the stud.

This is a picture of the cabinet in the wall. I screwed into the stud on the left and into the top and bottom of the stud I cut. If you look closely the Medicine Cabinet particle board actually started to buckle because it is such a tight and secure attachment to the stud. (I'm not worried about the buckle at all.)
With the mirror attached.

Starting to put junk in it ;)

All finished. If you look in the mirror you can see the other side! They are both finished now and I. LOVE. them! More bathroom pictures to come!


Todd Family said...

So awesome!! Looks like you had some serious fun! :)

Maria said...

Love It! I could totally use one of those in my master bathroom!