Beautify Your Medicine Cabinet in 5 Simple Steps

Hello, Beautiful sign is a lovely daily affirmation

Medicine makeover will make getting ready more beautiful!

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There’s something beautiful that happens when we allow color to color our lives, even in the most unexpected places: our bathroom medicine cabinets. Yep, by the simple DIY act of adding a pop of paint or wallpaper to this small space, the effect can be quite dramatic – both aesthetically and emotionally.

With today’s five simple steps, you’ll be able to bring beauty, organization and function to your medicine cabinet for a mini-makeover that will give you a daily dose of happiness.

Medicine makeover before

Medicine makeover BEFORE…yep, pretty ugly. I can’t believe we lived with it like this for so long.


• P120 sandpaper

• sanding block

HomeRight Heat Gun (great for removing layers of paint on cabinets and hardware)

• semi-gloss paint (whichever color melts your butter!)

removable wallpaper (I also love this pattern…see where I bought the design in this project below)

• ¼” glass inserts

adhesive toothbrush holder

acrylic organizers

• picture frame


Step 1: Clean out, remove and sand old paint. If needed, patch any holes or cracks. I used my HomeRight Duel Temperature heat gun on our hardware which worked slick. NOTE: if you’re working in tight spaces or on small items, it’s best to use the deflector nozzle attachment on your heat gun. You can also use it on other surfaces of your medicine cabinet as well. Read the FULL blog post on how to restore your beautiful hardware with the HomeRight heat gun

Clean out, then remove old paint

Clean out, then remove old paint. We used the HomeRight Duel Temperature heat gun to make it go fast.

Step 2: Paint with desired color. Extra! Add some whimsy and wit with a hand-painted message to the inside of your door. Simply print out your message (flip the message so it’s backwards), trace the flipped message with pencil, then place the penciled side against your cabinet door. Next, trace over the letters (you’ll easily see it from the front), which will make an outline on your door. Finally, hand-paint your message in any color(s) using acrylic craft paint.

Paint using any color that will blend with your paper

Paint using any color that will blend with your paper (and, melt your butter!).

Add some whimsy and wit with an inspiring message

Add some whimsy and wit with an inspiring message.

Step 3: Apply colorful wallpaper to the back of your cabinet. Removable, peel-and-stick paper allows you to easily swap out designs whenever you wish! We used the Vintage Poppy Flowers design from uniQstiQ. Check out this VIDEO TUTORIAL on applying removable wallpaper.

Apply colorful and removable, peel-and-stick wallpaper

Apply colorful and removable, peel-and-stick wallpaper.

Step 4: Insert accessories and glass shelf toppers. Create more “square footage” in your cabinet by utilizing your door with adhesive toothbrush holders and trays. Add acrylic trays to shelves to keep items organized and easily removable. Glass shelf toppers allow for easy clean-up.

Add accessories like a toothbrush holder and acrylic organizers

Add accessories like a toothbrush holder and acrylic organizers.

Glass shelf inserts makes cleaning so easy

Glass shelf inserts makes cleaning so easy.

Step 5: Frame out your medicine cabinet for a picture pretty affect. DIY one like what I did here or order a stick-on frame online (we used the Chelsea Classic White frame from MirrorMate).


It’s such a difference adding this picture frame to your medicine cabinet mirror, don’tcha think?

The Medicine Cabinet Makeover!

Medicine makeover after

Medicine cabinet makeover-AFTER.

Marvelous Medicine Cabinet Makeover

Marvelous Medicine Cabinet Makeover looks and functions beautifully.

 Inside made over medicine cabinet

Inside made over medicine cabinet.


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Beautify your medicine cabinet in 5 simple steps

All photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly

This blog post is also sponsored byHomeRight-LogoI’ve teamed up with HomeRight and am proud to be one of their paid brand ambassadors. I also received a HomeRight product sample to use in this post and have included affiliate links to the tools and supplies I used in this project. My personal opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I wouldn’t have it any other way!
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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly,'s key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).