March 8, 2012A NuTone Commodore Medicine Cabinet Is Installed in Mom’s 50s Time Capsule Condo
By Sara In AZ
Here is the way the bathroom started off, with a medicine cabinet on the right and a mirror above the sink.
Ultimately, there was nothing wrong with this set-up at all. For sure, we were doing nothing to the original medicine cabinet on the left. But, when I removed the mirror, in order to paint, it got me to thinking. Hmmmmmm, it sure would be nice to have one of those vintage looking NuTone medicine cabinets in here, wouldn’t it?
So that’s just what we did! We ordered the NuTone Commodore Medicine Cabinet!
We decided on the NuTone Commodore VM224P. The ‘24P’ stands for 24” plastic, because the sliding doors were plastic. The model we went with did not have the mirrored sliding doors, it has see through textured styrene sliding doors.
We bought the VM224 medicine cabinet from seller built-in-housing-products on e-Bay. He has a few different sizes listed in his auctions, so if you are interested you should check it out. Below is the NuTone Commodore unit we bought from them.
The instruction sheet……SO many instructions for one little mirror isn’t it!
Here is the wall before we hung the new medicine cabinet. See, I told y’all I would leave some of the old wallpaper hidden underneath for someone to discover years down the road!
Mike attached a large paint paint stick to the wall so we could check for level as we made our initial marks for the screws that attach the hanging brackets.
Now the hanging brackets are partially attached and we are checking for level again before we anchor the hanging brackets down.
And here are the brackets completely installed!
There were also a few screws that had to be secured inside the cabinet. Mike is using a paint stick as a buffer as he pre-drills into the block wall, as he does not want to mark up the interior of the cabinet as he drills down.
And here is Mom’s new NuTone Medicine Cabinet! YAY! I say there can never be enough storage in the bathroom, it’s kind of fun having that little cabinet below the mirror.
Here is a close up of the cabinet.
Here is a close up of the Styrene/Plastic door. It’s ok that it is not glass, but if we ever wanted to change it out I’m sure we could just go down to our local glass shop and have them cut some little doors for us. The plastic doors totally work though, and Mom just loves her new cabinet!
Come back next Thursday when we go through the ups and downs of replacing the all shower water valve stems. It was the best of times……..it was the worst of times………..eek.