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Bathroom Upgrade Pt 1

Who HASN’T seen those beautiful bathroom cabinets on Pinterest? They look amazing! Something about that rich coco brown just calls to me. For me it feels sleek, modern and classy. Which are not adjectives that describe my current bathroom. Lol

As you can see the current space is messy, plain, and drab. And with my boyfriend planning on moving in next month I need a SERIOUS make over!!

So here goes!

The supplies:


  • painters tape
  • Brown paper
  • Sanding block 220 grit
  • Minwax oil based stain in Ebony
  • Minwax polyurethane in semi gloss
  • Plastic gloves
  • Lysol wipes
  • To start I wiped down the cabinets.
    Then I sanded to remove the current finish.
    Then I wiped down again.
    Taping was fun. I went crazy cuz I tend to be a bit messy whilst crafting. Lol


    But staining wasn’t as fullfilling as I thought it would be. Applying the stain was great! It had the rich dark look I wanted:

    But with stain you wipe off between coats. And the color didn’t stay. Here’s the difference between plain and one coat of stain:

    I’m impatient. Waiting four to six hours between coats? I just can’t. In the immortal words of Sweet Brown, ain’t nobody got time for that!! #RealTalk.
    After two coats (with only about 40 minutes between each coat) the color just wasn’t there. So I ran to the store and exchanged my extra can of stain and can of poly for the Minwax Polyshades stain and poly one-step version in Espresso Gloss.

    See how fab it
    looked from one coat?

    And I DID let it sit for the required drying time. Actually the stayed overnight. Can’t wait to see the second coat!


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