Secondary Storage cup+cabinet

Published on May 21st, 2008 | by Jules Yap


medicine cabinet turned booze hound

i love this tongue-in-cheek use of the medicine cabinet – emergency booze supply.

eviedee says, “have you seen the bjorken medicine cabinet? i am currently using mine to hold booze in the living room. the bjorken is attractive, sturdy and makes a lovely visual joke.”
cup+cabinet booze+cabinet

but it’s the matching glassware that completes the joke. using tape, stick a cross on the svalka glass. spray paint the entire glass with frosted glass spray. please note that it is for decorative purposes only as the spray is not safe for food. what a waste! i can so imagine swirling my rocks in one of these.
cup+bandaid cup+drink

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16 Responses to medicine cabinet turned booze hound

  1. Aimi says:

    Next time, put a ring of tape around the top edge before frosting the glass so that you have a safe drinking rim.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Perfect! I’m moving in with some conservative Christian girls and they insist I restrict the booze to my bedroom. I can’t think of a better way to store them.

  3. Kay says:

    If you want the frosted glasses to be food-safe, use glass etching cream instead of the paint. Check out these instructions on how to frost your glasses

  4. anniekate76 says:

    Ha! Hey, I think a few people might recommend glass etching cream… :)

    We bought glass etching cream and etched some cheap IKEA jars and glasses for Christmas gifts a couple years ago. If you use letter stickers you can spell things out, and of course stickers come in other fun shapes as well. Use tape to mask off borders. And be very careful — gloves, protective paper, lock up the pets, etc. The caustic chemical made me nervous but it was worth it.

    Here’s the craftster tutorial with 49 pages of comments

  5. True Bloom says:

    Love it!!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Or you could make a small cross template and just use your frost spray to make the reverse patter (frosted cross on a clear background) and use them to drink from.

  7. Anonymous says:

    LOVE this!

    Using glass etching cream would provide the same effect without the unpleasant toxic effect.

  8. Instead of using the frost spray, you can etch glass simply using a basic chemical compound. You can find more info here.

  9. Lulu says:

    If you do the same thing but use etching cream, it will be food safe! Just becareful to wear gloves. :)

  10. Dr. Hectic says:

    ArmourEtch from Dick Blick Art Supply.

  11. Dr. Hectic says:

    For usable glasses, use glass etching cream! Available online or at select art supply stores. My example here:

    Etched Pint Glass

  12. Sara says:

    Gotta love booze cabinets! Plus, you can make the glasses usable by using etching cream instead of the frosted spray. The look is exactly the same, just more permanent.

  13. Skaught says:

    They make stuff you can brush on glass to give the etched appearance that is safe to drink with.

  14. Sade says:

    You could use acid etching paste on the glasses instead of the paint. I think it is safe to use as a drinking glass then.

  15. Allison says:

    A better option might be to use glass etching solution. I believe the end result would be safe to use then.

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