I’ve been in my current house for over 4 years now. Mr. Charming and I have managed to rework much of the house but 3 bathrooms have remained untouched.
My laundry machines reside in my main floor powder room. Convenient ? Yes Attractive ? No.
I admit there are times when I am ashamed to say ‘this is my before picture’, and this is one of them. Granted, the bi-fold doors that concealed the laundry area have been taken down for this picture… but it is an unsightly bathroom nonetheless. Thankfully, I have a second floor family room and guests can use the ‘less unattractive’ bathroom up there.
Ok, so here it is <big breath> in all it’s previous glory.
Can you believe I’ve lived with this for 4 years? Yup.. neither can I.
Ok, now that the embarrassing part is over. I knew most of this bathroom needed to be demolished, including the floor.
This makeover will take several steps and will be posted as we go along.
About 3 years ago I bought an old buffet on Craigslist. At that time I started to strip the layers and layers of paint caked on it so I could stain it, and after 4 attempts at trying to get paint off the top, I pushed it aside and there it sat in the garage till now… 3 years later.
Three-odd years later it makes another appearance and I give it another shot.
I manage to clean the top surface but you can see how much paint is still caked in the tiny grooves.
I concede. Moving on to Plan B.
For now, I remove the back piece and cover the raw wood, while I paint the cabinet off-white.
There were layers of paint all over this cabinet but I left some raised here and there to really give off a cracked, aged look. After painting and glazing the original heavy metal knobs and hardware go PERFECTLY with the cabinet. I didn’t do anything to these other than clean them. They’re gorgeous.
And here is a sneak peek at how the top looks stained. This is one application of stain. I ended up giving it two to darken it further. The top back piece is in the works.
With a few more modifications, this beautiful cabinet will be used as the vanity in the new Laundry/Powder Room.
More to come ….