Monday, June 20, 2011

Detour -- Part 1

Just in case we didn't have enough projects "in the works" we decided to start work on a bathroom at the shore. It's a project we started talking about before we moved and this summer seemed like a good time to get it done.  Plus, our bathroom project at home is more complicated and we just need to feel like we can complete a bathroom project.  Hopefully we get an updated powder room at the shore and a little bit of inspiration to finish our master bathroom at home.

 Unfortunately we didn't take full before shots.  This vanity is going to make a come-back.

 The shore is such an unusual environment that you never know when you're going to encounter a water problem in the form of a leaky window or roof.  In this case it was a leaky toilet.  This was the only surprise and Andy plans to replace the subfloor in this area.

 DEMO Complete. 

 Nothing like a little new drywall to make it feel like a new room.  

 It's a small space and there is only enough room for one person to work.

 It's making a return.  Here is the old vanity sanded down and ready to be stained.

 Applying the stain.

Product that we used to seal the vanity after the stain was dry.  It came highly recommended on my new favorite website (a couple renovating a house in the Richmond, VA area).  The best part is that it is no-VOC, so I was able to use it in the basement without any nasty fumes.

After the first coat.

 Doors drying.

Stay tuned for Detour -- Part 2 in a few weeks to see the finished vanity and the newly renovated powder room.

1 comment:

  1. I was on that blog when we were picking paint colors for our house. I am pretty sure that couple has redone every room in their house about 14 times...