I'm back! In December I began working as a children's librarian (can you say dream job?), so my ability to do blog-worthy projects has been curtailed. Having said that this one might be my all-time favorite. We've lived in our home for just under 9 years, and this project marks the final banishment of all of the orange-ish oak. I'm not an "oak hater" or an "oak screams 90s" person, but I only like oak in certain settings and this vanity was not one of them.
This was another project that rapidly turned from "oh this will be done in a weekend" to "oops," but the finished product has me all smiles. Previously this area just felt awkward and incomplete. The basic cabinets were topped by a large frameless mirror. My original plan was to try out a product from "mirror mates" and frame the mirror myself, but in the end I decided to go for easy and just replace the mirror, and it ultimately ended up costing less than a framing kit would have. The vanity finish is the gray gel stain from General Finishes. Disclaimer: this stain has a strong blue hint. It works in my space, but is not what I was expecting at all. It also went on more like a paint than a stain. When the doors and drawer fronts were in my kitchen I was really hesitant about the color, but this area doesn't get much natural light, so I think it works.
Thanks for reading!