Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hall Bath, Part 2

Hi there! I'm so sorry for not posting in a while. To be honest, winter is kind of depressing to me. All I want to do is hibernate. Or curl up on the couch with the dog all day:) So it's been a little difficult to get motivated to write another post. But today was sunny and warm and springlike and it put me in a better mood so I'm back:) Now, on to today's post. Last time, I showed you my hall/guest/son's bath. I meant to take pics of the other side but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I know, I know (head hanging in shame). I'll do better, I promise. But I realized that I do have pics of the vanity that I redid some time ago. I don't have a before pic but the vanity was just builder basic oak. Not pretty.

So one day I grabbed some white paint and went to work. After it was painted, I did the same treatment on the doors that I did on the walls, using the same joint compound. But this time, I used a stencil. It's quite easy, really. You just put the stencil in the center of the door. Take your putty knife and spread some joint compound on it. You can apply it as thickly or thinly as you want. Let it set for a minute then gently lift it off. Once every door is done, let the stuff dry completely. Then sand down the rough edges. You could then paint it the same color as the rest of the door or you could do this step before you paint. Actually, it's probably easier to do it that way. But I didn't think of it at the time, I just wanted to get it done! After all that, I still wasn't finished. I glazed with a brown glaze, putting it on then wiping it off until I had the look I wanted. Then I added new hardware. I like it but I'm not completely please with it. This was my first attempt at redoing a vanity and it didn't turn out quite the way I wanted so I'm thinking of repainting it. Just white this time, no glaze. I'm not sure, though. Maybe I'll try a different glaze color, a darker brown. What do you think?

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  1. Well, it looks really good to me, I love the detail and the glaze just picks it out.
    I know what you mean about winter, the 'grey' weather tends to bring one down. I am glad the sun has come out for you !