The toilet storage cabinet is prepared! I’m very pleased with the way it turned out. I am undecided what I need to do with the within of the cupboard. White paint? The paint is pale pink? Properly, ultimately, I made a decision to go along with…STAIN! That is the way it turned out…
It is exhausting to see the within of the beautiful cupboard when the door is closed, however I considered putting in some ribbon LED lights, not solely to brighten up the within, but in addition to behave as an evening gentle just like the one I put in on the built-in open shelf within the hallway lavatory. .
Here is what the cupboard appears to be like like with the door open so you’ll be able to see the beautiful stained wooden inside…
*sigh* I prefer it. I’m very pleased with how this occurred.
I constructed this cupboard myself and shared the method within the earlier two posts. In the event you missed it, you’ll be able to see it right here:
So on the finish of the final submit about this venture, the cupboard is tidied up and able to be completed.
After fascinated with numerous choices for the end, I lastly determined that since I used fairly plywood for the again, I might attempt to stain it. The difficult half is that I’ve used MDF for the edges, prime, and backside. So I knew that discovering a end that will work on plywood in addition to MDF and provides me a considerably uniform end on each can be a problem.
Any oil-based translucent stains had been instantly dominated out, so I went to Lowe’s and Dwelling Depot to take a look at different choices. To be trustworthy, there weren’t many selections in any respect, so I purchased the Behr Premium Water-Based mostly Wooden Stain in Darkish Walnut.
Seems, this product is AMAZING!! Critically, that is my new favourite stain. It’s extremely straightforward to make use of. It goes on effortlessly, the pluses are that it is simple to wash (like, non-sticky), and the end is attractive. You’ll be able to see within the picture under the way it goes on the again of the plywood and the edges of the MDF. Truthfully, if I do not inform individuals the edges are MDF, I do not suppose they will ever know.
Here is a view from just a little additional again, and earlier than I stain the underside of the cupboard.
I actually love this stain! It really works on plywood (which is simply bought as “sanded plywood”, so I do not know what sort of wooden it’s), on MDF sides, and on pine racks. Every part turned out stunning.
To mount the racks, I measured the place I needed my racks to go, after which hooked up 3/8-inch sq. nails utilizing the 18-gauge 5/8-inch nails in my nail gun. I could not discover a peg that was 48 inches lengthy, so I had to make use of the 36 inch size and put it collectively, which is why the three inches on both finish of the again peg look completely different. Fortunately, solely the highest half is seen, so I nonetheless have to smudge a bit extra on these small areas.
For the cabinets, I used 1″ x 12″ premium pine (the sort that hardly has knots), minimize lengthwise. To provide a closing look to the entrance fringe of the shelf, in addition to to make it look just a little thicker and sturdier, I used 1″ x 2″ premium pine, ripped it to an inch large on my desk noticed, and nailed it to the entrance fringe of the shelf utilizing 16-inch nails. 1.5 inch gauge.
As soon as put in, I stained the cabinets utilizing the very same Behr water-based dye.
Here is the method I used to complete all of the wooden on the within:
- Brush on water-based stains, depart for a couple of minutes, and wipe off extra with a rag, and permit to dry utterly (about two hours)
- Apply to a coat of Basic Finishes Excessive Efficiency Topcoat with a fair end, and permit to dry utterly (about an hour).
- Sand the highest coat by hand utilizing 220 grit sandpaper, however watch out within the corners as it is vitally straightforward to sand the colour within the corners.
- Take away the sanding mud, and apply a second coat of the highest coat.
Typically, two coats are adequate. On certainly one of my cabinets, after I did an preliminary stain coat and a transparent first coat after which sanded down, I had just a few areas that regarded just a little too gentle. I simply returned to very strategic areas with some blemishes, allow them to dry, after which proceeded with a second clear prime coat.
I am unable to wait to get some lights within the cupboard so the inside appears to be like higher when the door is closed. However even with the darkish inside, I nonetheless discover it stunning.
However the fairly stained inside wants extra visibility.
I actually could not be extra happy with how this turned out. I believe the stained inside is precisely what this cupboard, and this space of the room wants.
Now I’ve wooden within the lavatory, wooden within the tub, and wooden within the water closet. And it goes very fantastically with the decrease darkish areas of the mural.
I believe the stain will need to have been the fitting resolution. What do you suppose?
It was an incredible venture marked off my checklist! Ending the remainder of this little water closet ought to be fairly straightforward. I’ve just a few spots on the wall that want just a little tweaking and tweaking. (Constructing this large cupboard in such a small house is a problem, so some dings are to be anticipated.) Then I had some cleansing to do on the ground, and the bathroom wanted to be put in. And eventually, I would like to put in the lights within the cupboard, and determine what I need to preserve there.
After which…lastly…time to maneuver on to the primary wall. EEEEEKKK!!! I am so nervous about that!! However the time has come.
Do not forget to take a look at the 2 earlier posts about this venture in case you missed them:
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