If you've followed my blog for awhile, you've probably noticed that I have an affinity for
all things medical. I'm not sure if it's because I work in the medical field
or that our house number just happens to be 911.
A vintage Red Cross flag hangs as art in the home of HGTV's Emily Henderson.
Fashionable girls having fun. Note the cigarette on the right.
Charming vintage advertising art by Jessie Wilcox Smith.
Do you see a theme here?
The images above were inspiration for my latest project.
Do you remember this medicine cabinet I bought for $24 at last September's Junk Bonanza?
finally recently underwent a minor facelift.
The nail studded wood was replaced with beadboard and the interior painted sterile white.
I still need to have 2 new glass shelves cut to fit inside.
I didn't do much to the exterior. I left the glass knob, latch and hinges in place. After a good
disinfectant cleaning, I lightly sanded the cabinet to expose previous paint colors. Done.
As for the garish blood red spray painted glass.....I kept it!
I used the red as the background color for this design found on Google Images.
This logo pays homage to Switzerland where the Red Cross symbol originated
and also adds international flair to my cabinet.
I cut a circle stencil from Contact paper and applied it to the unpainted side of the glass. I also
adhered a cross in the center of the circle and sprayed the surface with 3 coats of paint designed for
glass and ceramics. I peeled the stencil off and transferred the letters to the painted portion of the
design with tracing paper. Then I painted the letters with 2 coats of black acrylic craft paint and
after much sanding and drybrushing I sealed it with matte acrylic spray.
Painted glass panel.
I mounted it on the wall between the two guest bedrooms where it will store baby lotions,
shampoo, bandaids, etc. that we may need when the grandbabies visit. Now, everything
will be conveniently located in one place.
Here's a wide angle view of the space. If you stand in front of the cabinet, you are at the perfect
distance for a quick vision screen. The light fixture came from my great-grandparents house, which
was probably built about the same time as ours in the 1920's. With the dark trim and doors this hallway resembles a boarding house, don't you think? I've started to paint the trim, but I'll leave the doors as they are. The door you see here leads to the bedroom we are currently working on.
I do love old metal beds, but Infirmary Chic is not the look I'm after.
This is more like it! I love this quilt!!!
The pattern is available at Kelly McCaleb Etsy. I even have a similar full-size bed!
Last, but not least, I found this WWII pin in a local shop for just a few dollars.
AND the previous owner of our house worked for the
Red Cross when she lived here. Coincidence?
I think not.
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