This super easy DIY stained bathroom cabinet project was just what my tired bathroom vanity needed. And the best part: no need to strip off the old finish first!
I’ve been busy updating my hall bathroom. I’ve already picked out my paint to cover up my outdated faux finished paint, and now I’m moving on to the messy fun stuff. This weekend I tackled my bathroom cabinet. Here’s a peek at the finished product:
We got this cabinet at Home Depot when we first moved into the house. It looks pretty good in the photo. But it really hasn’t stood up to the abuse my two kids dish out every day. Up close the finish looked like this:
DIY Stained Bathroom Cabinet Tutorial
Meet my Minwax friends: MinWax PolyShades, and Wipe-on Polyurethane. I have used Wipe-on Poly before and I just love it. It is so easy to apply and the results are fantastic. So much easier than the brush on products.
I allowed it to dry overnight, then I took some fine steel wool and distressed the edges. I followed up with a coat of wipe on polyurethane. I replaced the brushed nickel knobs with some simple black ones and I was done.
I love what a coat of paint or stain can do! Have you seen my Craigslist Dresser Makeover?