The bathroom makeover has begun. My daughter came over Sunday to show me how to use General Finishes Gel Stain to create a darker finish on the vanity.. Here is what we started with. A really builder basic bathroom. I did a cosmetic makeover 2 years ago with paint, new shower curtain, light and mirror. Added some new accessories and it really is a better bathroom. You can see how I removed the medecine cabinet and all the details of the makeover here. At the time I didn't repaint all the walls, so they need a little refreshing right about now. If I am going to paint, then why not change things up a bit.
I showed you my inspiration board and how I want to change things up in this post.
With that in mind, first things first, the vanity needs to have a darker stain, so that is our goal.
The doors and hinge hardware have been taken off and all the wood has been sanded. I put some tape around the inside of the cabinet to protect it since it will not be stained.
With all the prep work done, I can watch my daughter and learn how to do this. We had so much fun today, did my heart good. I love spending time with my children.
She will fuss at me when she sees this, but I just had to show you her pretty smile.
Big difference with the second coat. You can still see streaks, but I am being really careful to put really thin coats on, so it will definitely take 2 or 3 more.
I need to let this dry at least 24 to 36 hours, then I can do another coat, so I will show you the finished cabinet some time next week. I am going to love it.
Have you used gel stain before and how did you like it?