Monday, May 9, 2016

Finished Powder Room Remodel

This ladder I made out of pre-stained wood for Home Depot. It has a weather look with out doing any of the work.;)  First, measure the width of you toilet tank so you know how long to make the width of the ladder. My height of the ladder is 75". I went to Home Depot with my measurements and they cut the wood for me. It was great, because this makes this project so easy and fast. I got 2pcs - 75" and 3pcs - 24". I found down the crown molding aisle little flower wood pieces that I hot glued to the nail heads.
I used 2 inch nails and nailed the width pieces behind the length pieces. I used small mug hooks and nail to hold the baskets to the center bars.(see picture below).

My cabinet is a weird shape so with out having to special order a new cabinet that cost a small fortune. I did the next best thing and painted it. This time I used Rustoleum chalk paint from Home Depot in Linen White (color.) I have to say after using this paint for the first time, I still like Annie Sloan Chalk paint the best. I appied 2 coats of paint and let it dry for a couple of hours.

                           This is after 2 coats of Rustoleum chalk paint.

This is after I applied 1 coat of Annie Sloan clear wax. I used an old white T- shirt to apply. When done I applied a Annie Sloan dark wax with a very small brush in corners and then use a rag to rub it in. So the corners will look darker then the center.

I went to a granite store and pick a piece out for the counter. I had them put in a small sink. My son removed the old counter and sink. I was really easy, and all took about 30 minutes. If you are considering removing you own. 

Finally, The finish project...
<3 Donna