Friday, May 24, 2013
Room for Improvement: Medicine Cabinet
Updating a bathroom will cost you big bucks. But, tonight our makeover maestro, Martin Amado is here to show a quick fix that will add a modern touch. Let's see what martins up to on Room for Improvement.
Martin Amado: "Many of us have a medicine cabinet like this one and although we appreciate the storage that it gives us inside, we are not too crazy about the mirrored door. So, today we are turning it into artwork."
Martin Amado: "Basic supplies that you need are a picture frame, preferably the same size as the medicine cabinet door, a drill, a measuring tape, and your choice in terms of the artwork you want to place inside. In this case, I'm actually using gift wrapping paper."
Martin Amado: "All right, so let's begin by removing the door."
Martin Amado: "A good tip to make the project go smoother is to buy a picture frame that's the same size as the medicine cabinet door."
Martin Amado: "Now, we install the new hinge behind the picture frame using the old cabinet door as a reference."
Martin Amado: "Perfect. It's always best to pre drill so that you don't crack the frame."
Martin Amado: "You also want to make sure that you use smaller screws because longer ones can go through the frame and crack the glass. We don't want that to happen."
Martin Amado: "The hinges are on. Let's go ahead and do a test fit."
Martin Amado: "Looking good."
Martin Amado: "Everything works properly. Now, we can get creative with the image. Of course, you can use a regular photograph, but in my case I'm using this gift wrapping paper because I love the pattern. Its going to give it a very modern style."
Martin Amado: "You can also use a piece of fabric if you like. Use your imagination."
Martin Amado: "I love it."
Martin Amado: "Let's instal this baby."
Martin Amado: "Beautiful. Now, to make sure the door locks in place, I'm using a small magnet with a metal plate on the actual door."
Martin Amado: "All right, so we took a common medicine cabinet door and in its place, now we have functional art. I love it. I hope you do as well. Its an easy project you can do for less than 30 dollars for all the materials. Until next time, I'm Martin Amado for Room for Improvement."
If you want a makeover for a minimum price, you can get in touch with Martin by calling him at 305-576-home or 954-962-home or you can e-mail him at email@example.com