A few weeks ago I got a request from a close friend for a custom piece for their main bathroom. They’re remodeling this spring and wanted a special storage piece for the room. While custom pieces do have their own set of challenges, it’s always fun to give someone a unique piece that fits perfectly in their home and this piece is no different.
I started looking for a piece that would fit their bathroom and actually found this piece only a few days into my search. I bought the cabinet through Craigslist and the seller said that it had been painted several times, so I knew I was in for a bit of work!
I used chemical stripper on the cabinet top and drawers. I had to do 3 separate coats because there was so much paint to take off. I think there was white, red, some weird metallic silver finish, and ivory. It was crazy! I just sanded the rest of the piece smooth since I knew I wasn’t going to stain it. It didn’t need to be perfect, just needed to be smoothed down.
After prepping the piece for a couple days, I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Coco for the body and the numbers and Minwax Dark Walnut stain for the top and drawers. I finished the entire piece off with clear wax.
Did you notice my fun vintage locker basket? My husband found it on Ebay and bought two of them for me as a birthday gift. They are actually out of a high school in Detroit, which gives them special meaning to us since we live close to the city. I’ve been wanting locker baskets forever, so I’m so glad to have these now!
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the numbers for the drawers. Once they were cut out, I traced them with a white colored pencil and then filled them in with ASCP in the same color as the body of the cabinet. I applied one coat of paint on the numbers and then lightly distressed them with sandpaper.
I can’t wait for my friend to put the cabinet in her newly remodeled bathroom! I hope she and her family enjoy it as much as I do … ’cause, really, I kinda want to just kidnap it and not let her have it anymore because I like it so much!