REFINISHING A HUTCH FOR THE BATHROOM

 

After having a leak and lots of water damage, we had to redo the bathroom on the ground floor completely.
Before undertaking this major renovation, we carefully thought about the layout to make the most of this room and we decided it was necessary to add a bathtub.
This room did not really fit in with the rest of our century-old house, so it was time to redo it to match. A few years ago, we removed the base of an old hutch and converted it into a sideboard.  I realized that it had the perfect dimensions to use as a vanity.
The shelves, meanwhile, were waiting to be used and since I wanted something above the new bathtub, I came up with the idea of using it there.

 

Once everything was organized, we got to work.

 

STEP 1 – PREPARING THE VANITY

  • Sand the top using a sander with 80 grit paper, followed with 120 grit paper.
  • Then, remove all handles and hinges.
  • Spray the varnish remover and rub it well on all surfaces with a paper towel and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse twice to remove all residue.
  • Sand very lightly, only to scratch the surface, using 100 grit paper and make sure to dust very well.
  • Apply a layer of primer using a foam roller and follow the recommended drying time.

    STEP 2 – PAINTING

    • Apply the first layer of paint, Tractor Dust, using a foam roller and oval brush #10.
    • Once the paint dries, it’s time to apply a second coat.

    STEP 3 – PROTECTION

    • Using the applicator, apply two to three coats of exterior varnish on top.
    • For the base, apply two coats of matte varnish to all surfaces using the foam roller and oval brush #10.

    STEP 4 – HINGES

    • To create a uniform look, I also painted the hinges.
    • Spray the varnish remover liberally on the hinges and let stand for about thirty minutes.
    • Rinse very well under running water to remove all residues.
    • Spray a layer of aluminum colour spray paint.
    • Once the paint is dry, spray the black paint in small pulses. Add aluminum paint as needed, and so on until the desired effect is achieved

    STEP 5 – PREPARING THE SHELVES

    • We removed the doors and added a molding to camouflage the hinge holes, removed the brackets and changed the depth slightly.
    • The shelf now has a depth of 5 ½ inches, not including the mouldings.
    • Now is the time to prepare it for painting.
    • Spray the varnish remover and spread it well on all the surfaces with a paper towel, let it act for 30 minutes.
    • Rinse twice to remove all residue.
    • Sand very lightly, only to scratch the surface, using 100 grit paper and make sure to dust very well.
    • Apply the primer layer using a foam roller and follow the recommended drying time.
     
    Now is the time to apply the color.
     

    STEP 6 – PAINTING

    • Apply a first coat, Cotton Ball, using a foam roller and oval brush #10.
    • Once the paint dries, it’s time to apply the second coat.

     

     

    STEP 7 – PROTECTION

    • Apply two coats of matte varnish to all surfaces using a foam roller and oval brush #10.

     

    Conclusion

    After a few weeks of hard work, we are really proud of the look of our new bathroom. Now it matches perfectly with the style of the rest of our home.
     
    To enjoy the moments of relaxation that my new bathroom will provide me, what could be better than this bath bridge and the fragrant candles also by Colorantic.
     

    Diane Lavoie

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    Diane Lavoie

    Married for almost 45 years, mother of two children and grandmother of two grand-daughters, I am now retired. Native of Delson, in Montérégie, my little family and I made the big move 29 years ago to come and settle near Mont-Laurier in the Hautes-Laurentides. Our dream being to restore an old house, we acquired a house built in 1906 and it was on June 21, 1992 that this great adventure began. I love decor and love originality, seven years ago I discovered a passion for the revaluation of furniture and various salvage items. Now that the house has been fully restored, I have great pleasure in personalizing it exclusively and at a low price.

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