Thursday, June 19, 2008

some cabinet work

I started out cleaning in our bathroom and ended up lining the vanity with wallpaper and organizing the wall cabinet...

I made some labels for these glass bottles which I use to hold witch hazel, alcohol, and nail polish remover. I found the bottles at American Science and Surplus - they have lots of cool stuff [especially useful for you home schooling parents who are teaching science]...


One cabinet led to another...I decided to line my little nature case which sits on my desk in the kitchen...

I went through my old books and found one from 1897 called Natural Elementary Geography. It has some wonderful maps that were just what I was looking for...

I cut some foam core board to fit the back of each section of the cabinet, photo-copied a couple maps, cut them to fit and glued them to the foam board. Then I just popped them into the back of each section of the cabinet - a little tacky glue helped hold them in place...


Much better!

35 comments:

  1. I love your medicine cabinet. Those bottles look great.

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  2. I love the cabinets.
    The nature cabinet is a good idea. I have some flotsam and jetsam from the great outdoors waiting for a home. I must find something nice to display it in.

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  3. Wow! Everything looks great! I wish I was that organized!

    peace,
    amy

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  4. Deb, you're so artistic, and your projects always look magazine-worthy!
    Gorgeous!

    But where is all the junk? The half-used tubes of Clearasil, miscellaneous ponytail holders, cottons swabs and bobby pins? Where is the tangled up dental floss and the sticky mouthwash bottle ring? Am I the only one who has these things?

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  5. I love the little touches you made. They truly do make a difference. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Ooh, do you have a special label maker that does nice fonts?

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  7. i love the cabinets! so pretty!

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  8. I love the lining in the little cabinet idea. What a special touch!! Nice bottles too. I need a larger cabinet like that in my bathroom. I have a good sized wall for it too!

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  9. Such creative ideas Deb! Everything looks so organized.

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  10. Oooh, love the idea of the maps at the back of the nature cupboard. Looks great!

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  11. Your display cupboards are lovely & the bottles are gorgeous!

    Jayne

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  12. Very, very nice. The nature case is an especially great idea! The glass bottles in your bath look so clean and simple, too.

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  13. I have lots of lab ware at home, I love they way it looks and the way it seals with liquids. Your makeovers look great. I love the map idea. Thank you for sharing such great ideas.

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  14. Anonymous7:46 AM

    Wow! I thought for a minute I was in my own house, as I looked at your posting. We have a small, white painted nature cabinet too! And some of those same treasures are nestled in ours! (Charlotte Mason homeschoolers!)
    I love your bathroom cabinet! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Goodwife H.

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  15. Beautiful, of course !!! Those bottles look interesting. Thanks. Clarice

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  16. Beautiful ideas, as usual. I love the look of what you do.

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  17. what a wonderful idea about the bottles~ it makes them look vintage and it just fits in with your whole look!

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  18. Love your bathroom cabinet!
    And the little naturee cabinet is so cute, too.

    Kimberly :)

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  19. You have got me in the mood to do some organizing myself. It looks great. I enjoyed my visit.

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  20. Love both cabinets and I really like those glass bottles. I'm off to check it out. Great way to have out what we need without it looking icky, LOL. As always your pictures are an inspiration.

    Hugs- Karen

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  21. Crafty, pretty, practical...I like it!

    Jody

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  22. Deb, what marvelous ideas. The cabinets look so...so chic. That's not really the word I want but I can't think of the right word right now.

    God bless.

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  23. so simple, but so cool!

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  24. Absolutely LOVE both your little cabinets!!! The bathroom one is simply charming, especially with the use of those amazing bottles! & the "nature" one is so interesting & just wonderful with the addition of the maps!! Great job! As usual, really enjoy your blog!....Enjoy the day!...Heidi XO

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  25. What a clever idea! I can just about see where I grew up on one of those maps.

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  26. It looks lovely. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Laura

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  27. The cabinets look wonderful. The glass bottles are so much nicer than the plastic. It makes it look so classic.
    Thank you for the link. I am a homeschooler and could sure you a good science supply store.
    Your strawberries look wonderful. I only have three plants but hope to add more next year.
    Blessings,
    Ruth

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  28. What a great looking project! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. How pretty the bathroom cabinets look. Those are the neatest bottles.....and your nature cabinet is filled with wonderful treasures. The maps are just a wonderful touch. Hugs, Linda

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  30. Hi Deb,
    I love the bottles in the medicine cabinet. That is really clasic looking. Your map idea is perfect.
    Have a Blessed Day,
    Bonnie

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  31. Hello
    I just love the things you are making. I have tryed to figure oute How to make the book and its pupose.I just love it..
    The pink color of youre cabinet is so right.
    Ill come back if you have some more info about the book let me know
    Have a lovely day
    Annika

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  32. As always your pictures are inspirational! What an eye for decorating you have:)
    Many blessings,
    Mari

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  33. Cabinets and countertops offer the much-needed storage space in the bathroom to store your toiletries, keep medicines and first-aid box, cleaning milk, moisturizer and deodorants, towels and napkins besides other things that you use daily while showering in your bath. They are powerful accents to your bath décor and help you to define the tone and style of the bathroom wall cabinets and make the best use of the wall and floor surface of the area. http://bathroom-wall-cabinets.blogspot.com .

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  34. LOVE the map idea. I'm going to have to "steal" that one.

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  35. Such pretty details in your decorating. :)

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