3 Stained, Sealed, and…Getting There

>> Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The master bath vanity saga continues, but I guess that’s what I get for dreaming up a do-it-yourself plan that’s never been tackled before, at least not by me or the real man behind my madness, my dad/Architect Chuck.

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Here’s where I last left you. Wood cut to size, complete with holes for the sinks and faucets. Don’t allow me to mislead you. Sinks and faucets aren’t actually installed. I just wanted to play pretend for a bit.


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…and here we are with the vanity stained. I’m melting. It looks just as I imagined.

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After three coats of oil-based stain with a 24 hour dry time between each coat—you can imagine the fumes floating around my house and I’m fairly sure June and I killed a decent number of brain cells in the process—it was time to seal this bad boy.

A bit of online research (by my dad, mind you. I just nodded along and entered my debit card number) and we settled on Waterlox sealer/finish to keep this chunk of wood protected from future water damage.

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Keeping in mind the horrendous fumes from the staining process, I made the executive decision to move this project to the backyard. The scary warning label on the front of the can may have aided me in my decision. Something about “combustible liquid and vapor” just doesn’t sit well with me…

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First coat of sealer down, and two more to apply once the vanity is reassembled…

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I couldn’t help myself. I had to play…

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3 comments:

Amber,  February 15, 2011 at 1:36 PM  

Love the dark stain. What color did you use? Thanks!

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