From Medicine Cabinet to Concealed Jewelry Cabinet!!

In the last issue of This Old House Magazine, they converted an old medicine cabinet into a message center.

Since we had just redecorated our bedroom and hadn't devised a solution for storing jewelry, we converted an old bathroom medicine cabinet to a jewelry cabinet concealed behind a piece of art.

This Old House hung the cabinet on the wall instead of recessing it into the wall, but the idea of a hidden jewelry compartment appealed to us.

See our photo set of the project here:

Read This Old House's plan here:,,20339190,00.html


Unknown said...

It looks great! Do I see correctly in one of those photos that you cut through one of the wall studs?

Reetsyburger said...

Reuben, as it turns out, the studs weren't spaced regularly. They were spaced at 12" instead of 16" for a closet opening. Yes, part of one of the studs was removed, but it wasn't load-bearing.

Deborah "Debbie" Jones said...

This is a great idea with good intentions. I like it for its intelligent concealment and function.
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