This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Elmer’s ProBond Advanced. All opinions are 100% mine.
I am not a super organized person my nature. I struggle with it. I am ok with going to sleep with dirty dishes in the kitchen if it means I get quality time with my husband in the evenings. Playing with my children often beats out the pile of laundry that is staring me down. However, I do prefer that my house be organized, you know if I could wiggle my nose and it magically happen… but obviously that does not happen. EVER. < sad story! So I had to figure out my own way to bring some organization to the bathroom.
This cabinet was pretty ugly to begin with! I dunno about you, but I’m just not feelin that floral ceramic knob thingy. It’s hideous and all over both our bathrooms. Not attractive!
When I was thinking about how I wanted to redo this cabinet, I knew I wanted it to be magnetic for organizational purposes, and since I love galvanized sheet metal it only made since to add that to my little cabinet!
So I’m not going to lie… this takes some forearm muscles! Or maybe I’m just really really weak, lol. But cutting this galvanized sheet metal is a slow and steady process ; ) So get those forearms ready to go! Ok, now that I have warned you, let’s take a look at how to make this!
Galvanized Sheet Metal (Available in the plumbing section of Home Depot)
Elmer’s ProBond Advanced
Protective gloves (a total MUST!)
How to make a Magnetic Medicine Cabinet
Since I actually started off with a hideously ugly medicine cabinet, I first had to paint mine. I did this the same way I painted the wood trim in my dining room. Once that is done, gather up all your supplies to cut the sheet of galvanized sheet metal.
You will need to measure the space you will be covering in your medicine cabinet. If you have removeable shelves you could just make one big piece and slide it down the back, but I had to cut different sized rectangles out. Mark your measurements on the galvanized sheet metal with a sharpie (on the back side of the metal) and then using a straight edge draw a border around where it needs to be cut. Using your gloves (so you don’t slice your hands all up) hold the sheet metal, and begin cutting along your lines with the tin snips. This is the slow and steady part I talked about. It’s not bad at first, but you will start to feel the burn ; )
Once you have your sheet metal all cut to size, it’s time to attach it to the wood. For this I used Elmber’s ProBond Advanced, because it is specially designed to bond Mixed Materials, for example sheet metal to wood : ) It works best with a non porus to a porus surface. And it doesn’t have a foam residue and it’s paintable! Yes I will be needing all those things for this project! Just apply it evenly to your metal, and then apply it to the back or your medicine cabinet.
There really wasn’t a place for me to clamp it, and it was freshly painted, so I didn’t want to run the risk of taping it in place. I just ended up holding it there while I played a little candy crush. Once it was set I added some books to hold the pressure. After everything is dried, you can start adding your magnets! This is the fun part!
So how would you use Elmer’s ProBond Advanced? Do you have any fun DIY projects in your future?
Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen says
This is so clever! I’m so attracted to DIY projects like this and thankfully have a husband with tons of tools who I can enlist to help me. Poor guy :)
Awesome!! I love the magnetic cabinet. I don’t have a medicine cabinet, but I do have a floor cabinet. This would be perfect on the inside door to make it magnetic. I love the strip with your bobby pins on it. That’s genius!! I’m always fumbling in a little container to get them out. Very frustrating. Love the organized, sleek look of it. Thanks for the tutorial :)
Theresa M says
Every house needs this!!! It is one of those ,Why didn’t I think of that????
Bonnie Mauney says
Such a great Idea! love the addition of the magnetic clips!!
Thanks Bonnie! The clips are fun to leave little notes in there for the kids and the hubby : )
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