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Dollar Tree Rescue

I want to talk about extending the life of a much used item in today's post. The much used item I'm talking about is a medicine cabinet. Our medicine cabinet in the master bathroom is over 28 years old. And over the years, liquids, age, and perhaps some mold have stained the cardboard backing. It does need to be replaced at some point in the near future, but I feel like I salvaged it for a few more years with this Dollar Tree "rescue" self-adhesive decorative paper. They had a few designs to choose from. I was unable to find these online. But in the store, they are called peel & stick decals by Room Essentials 12 in. x 12 in. For a larger selection, you could also use self-adhesive Crafter's Square paper sold by Dollar Tree that would normally be used with a Cricut. Below, you can see my rescue makeover.

Dollar Tree medicine cabinet rescue
Inside cabinet before

Dollar Tree medicine cabinet salvage
Inside cabinet after

Dollar Tree medicine cabinet rescue
Outside cabinet behind shelf before

Dollar Tree medicine cabinet salvage
Outside cabinet behind shelf after

Each package of the peel and stick paper I used has 4 pieces inside. I bought 2 packages in case I messed up. So, a $2.50 "fix" for now versus a $250 replacement. As a crafter, I do happen to have a paper cutter (actually 2 paper cutters), so I used that to get more precise cuts. I also used a plastic "blade" to remove any air bubbles. I forgot to clean the cardboard first to remove any residue or dust, but you may want to do that before using self-adhesive paper. It seems like it's holding well, but I did have a few small problem spots that required a little extra work with the blade. Be sure to press down the corners very well also. As far as the screws inside the cabinet, I used a utility knife to cut around those two sections. That was a little sloppy, but it's inside and out of sight. I did try that a second time, so it is better than the first attempt. 😁And now, with the paper, I should be able to just wipe away any liquid that gets on that backing so it continues to look clean.

Even when I do replace this medicine cabinet in the bathroom, I can still use it somewhere else, such as the craft room. It's still a very functional cabinet, after all. And who doesn't need more storage space?

Thanks for dropping by. I hope this has been helpful. Have a blessed day.

Patricia








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