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Vintage look medicine cabinet

vintage look medicine cabinet
medicine cabinet vintage look medicine cabinet
vintage look medicine cabinet

Dave is obsessed with baby proofing the flat. He bought plug covers before Milo was even born, which then turned out to be unnecessary because the people we bought it from left theirs behind. He’s also been on my case about adding doors to the bottoms of our book case and about finding a new place for our medicines, which were in a cupboard under the bathroom sink. I was pretty relaxed about the whole thing, given that Milo can’t even crawl yet, it’s unlikely he’s going to wander into the bathroom, open that cupboard and start popping pills into his mouth any time soon.

However, when the people at dotcomgiftshop contacted me to see if I wanted to review one of their products and it turned out that they had this lovely hangable medicine cabinet, I went for that immediately. Dotcomgiftshop is a bit like an online version of one of those knick knack shops you get in fashionable parts of towns, greeting cards and small gifts and lots of lovely vintage looking stuff. Really good value too, this cabinet was £30, and they also have excellent retro kiddies lunchboxes for £3-£5, for example. And they deliver incredibly quickly, my thing arrived the day after I ordered it!

The medicine cabinet I’m very happy with. It’s made from painted wood with the picture in plastic, though you can’t immediately tell because it’s nice matted plastic, nothing shiny or obvious. There are two shelves inside My one issue with it is that it’s a little on the small side, it doesn’t fit our vast paracetamol and ibuprofen collection (honestly, we had like ten packets with a couple of pills taken out each. We obviously just kept buying new stuff then forgetting about it), and the shelves aren’t high enough for a couple of my bottles, so the lovely appearance is ruined somewhat by Peptac and Calpol standing on top of it. However, that’s obviously just my fault for not reading the description properly!

Oh and also cos I’m a pedant: That should clearly say kit de survie d’urgence, not urgence kit de survie.

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  • bani 6 March 2013, 9:52 am

    But that would really bug me though, that the French is wrong. I could never buy something like that.

    • Franca 6 March 2013, 9:56 am

      I didn’t actually notice fbefore it got here. I kind of like it, makes me feel superior!

  • Kati 6 March 2013, 10:57 am

    Really like how these pictures turned out. And this cabinet is so pretty!

    Have a nice day,
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  • Helga 6 March 2013, 6:26 pm

    That’s a pretty cute cabinet!
    I love that you’re a pedant…..! XXX

  • Clare B 7 March 2013, 11:12 pm

    Love the cabinet; very retro cool (the error wouldn’t bother me either!) We’ve taken a very, umm… relaxed… view to baby proofing our house; more based on an assumption that E isn’t stupid than anything else. I think it might have come from reading “French kids don’t throw food” – the general philosophy was that you’re child isn’t stupid and has a basic understanding of respect and will definitely understand your rules if you’re consistent. From when she was about 6-7 months she’s known that “our” books (and our wine shelf!) are off-limits. Her book shelf on the other hand, she can do what she wants with. So far it seems to be working and means that we can keep a lot of adult, pre-kid stuff around the apartment without it getting damaged.

  • Lorena 1 May 2013, 7:40 pm

    I adore the vintage like cabinet 🙂
    I think it’s a fair balance with you and the hubs on baby-proofing the flat. If you were both focused on that it would be mayhem!
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