Homeownership - Maintenance, Building, Updating, Renos, etc.

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Fitz, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Any of you done a DIY bathroom update?

    We have a pretty outdated downstairs half bathroom. It has a vanity and medicine cabinet that looks like okay wood. The vanity isn’t big. The smart thing is to pay someone to replace it, but I think I’d like to give a go at refinishing them with a semitransparent blue stain, then replacing the top. Any of you done this? On a scale of “doable” to “don’t be stupid pay someone”, how would you rate refinishing a couple cabinets? I’d also replace the mirror and bathroom hardware, but the real bitch here would be the refinishing. I have no experience doing this, but YouTube has me thinking I could do it.
     
  2. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Doable. How are you at sanding?
     
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  3. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Don’t have a power sander, but I can elbow grease it if I must,
     
  4. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Totally doable!
     
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  5. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Based on my vast experience of watching home renovation shows during lockdown, I’d say it’s definitely doable!
     
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  6. lrrr

    lrrr Role Model

    Er, we replaced the toilet paper roll holder in tile in case you need advice for that. (Spoiler alert: get the right drill bit)
     
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