Friday, February 26, 2010

Bathroom makover finished!

Bathroom before (with new flooring)

 
Vanity before my refinishing project


After stain and finish.


Bathroom after

 
Vanities redone in red oak stain finish.  I basically finished them right over their current finish using this process.  It saved me lots of time and effort and I really love the results.



I added an antique looking clock and hooks for towels

I'm really happy with my upstairs bathroom make-over.  The color on the wall is a soft brown called "Meadowlark" in Valspar paint.  I changed out the lighting too.  We have no natural light in this bathroom so I couldn't take a picture of the lights and make it look right.  I ordered these from Amazon.  Here's the pic from the site.
My goal in this project was to repurpose as much as I could and make it an inexpensive make-over.  The flooring was brand new and the most expensive part of the make-over, but we really needed new floors. The light fixtures were new, but I thought I got a pretty nice buy on them.   I used a small can of stain for the woodwork and finished off a can of my DIL's polyurathane.  I bought a can of paint for the walls, a can of spray paint for the knobs on the vanity doors, a $10 wall clock, $24 coat hook rack for towels and I bought 5x7" art cards by a local artist for $2 each and framed them for as wall art in the bathroom.  

I have one more bathroom to re-do, but it will have to wait until spring when I can be less distracted by lambing and calving.  My daughter thinks I ought to re-do all the kitchen cabinets now in the same red oak stain finish that I did in the bathrooms.  The size of that job intimidates me, but I know I'd love the look.


13 comments:

  1. i love the colors! so warm... and i love the clock and hooks. great idea!
    awesome job.
    lora

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  2. I love it! And I place my vote with G. on re-doing the kitchen cabinets!

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  3. Gorgeous!! Love the stain color!! You did a great job!! I vote to do the kitchen cabinets in that color,too!! (if you're taking votes! LOL) Darlene

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  4. It really came out great! The colors are so warm. Great job on the restaining, must have been a lot of work. Have a great weekend!

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  5. I think they turned out great...love how you repurposed. We often have to do that in rentals..love the stain color. Dianntha

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  6. Jody, I love it!!! It turned out beautiful and I love the warmth of the wood. I spy more woodwork, too, maybe a linen closet? This is a lot of woodwork/cabinets for a bathroom. You did this AND are being a midwife to sheep? I'm impressed. :)

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  7. Thanks, all of you, for your positive comments.
    Wayside W.,
    You did spy a linen closet too. Yes, there was a lot of woodwork and I did the baseboards too.

    Jody

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  8. It's gorgeous Jody! And you have me quite excited - I have bedroom bureaus - very old - honey coloured wood and they need to be refinished but I just couldn't face stripping them. Such a job. I just read your method and it sounds very doable - and your result is so lovely. I'm going to see if we have these products in Canada. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Beautiful and so inspiring! I really like those lights and the clock. Nice touches!

    frances

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  10. Wow, Jody, I think you may have a caree for yourself. Love it, well done. Clarice

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