Guest Bathroom is Newly A-Door-able | Life and Linda

Guest Bathroom is Newly A-Door-able

Hello Friends, remember when I did a reveal of our upstairs guest bathroom?
It wasn't quite finished.  My husband painted the existing cabinets, until we could replace them with new doors and drawer fronts.
Well to my surprise, I was contacted by Cabinet Now inquiring if I needed any new cabinet doors for a project in our home.  Immediately, I said YES!
Here's a little peek.

Below are the before photos.
Adding new cabinet doors and drawer fronts is cost efficient and looks fantastic. Keeping your cabinet bases makes sense, if they have good bones.  Our kitchen and dining room have alder cabinets with a rich brown stain, so we were excited to think we could do kind of a similar look in our guest bathroom.  Below is a photo of our dining room alder cabinets.

They took care to wrap them in cardboard and plastic wrap.
These are the new cabinet doors and drawer fronts from CabinetsNow.  They are beautiful.   My husband decided he would rather bore out for the hinges and then they are ready for stain. These are the Monterey Style cabinets.
This is the tool my husband used to bore out the holes for the hidden hinges.
He loves any reason to buy a new tool....ha ha.
Keep in mind Cabinet Now will pre-bore out your cabinet doors.
Apply a wood conditioner, helping absorb pigments more thoroughly. 
  • Stir the wood conditioner thoroughly.
  • Use a clean rag to apply a thin, even layer of conditioner on the wood.
  • Let the conditioner soak in and dry for 15 minutes.
  • Remove any excess conditioner with a clean rag.
Conditioner should be applied, dried, and wipe clear within two hours of staining.
Now, that the pre-stain has been applied and dried, it's time for stain.
My husband let the stain dry overnight.

 After staining the cabinet doors, he applied two coats of polyurethane. We decided we wanted a glaze added to give the cabinets doors more depth.  We chose a black highlight stain.

Ta da!  Cabinets are all finished and hung!

Looks like we need new granite! If you want to see the original update on this bathroom, visit Guest bathroom Renovation- Part 1  The Reveal is Part 2 

*This post is a sponsored post for Cabinet Now.  All opinions, ideas, photos and blog content are my own.

My wonderful husband did all of this work.  I so appreciate him taking the time to beautify our guest bathroom. Kudos to Paul.
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  1. How lovely, Linda. I love the rich stain on them. What a great job your husband did. I'm sure you are going to enjoy for many years to come. ♥

    1. Thanks so much! I am loving the new look and yes my hubby did a great job.

  2. Wow!! looking awesome!

    1. Thank you Krishna. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  3. Linda, it looks great! We are planning a remodel for a downstairs master w/ bath and sitting room. I'll keep this company in mind.

    1. Definitely keep them in mind. They have lots of different styles and helpful hints.

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    1. Thank you. I will pass your compliment on to my husband.

  5. Oh my gosh Linda what a beautiful difference these new door fronts and knobs made. you look like you have brand new custom cabinets. Very nice.

    1. Kris, thank you. Adding the new doors really made it all pop. I am very happy with the outcome. xoxo

  6. What a great transformation! I think it's such a smart idea to save the base cabinets. Your powder room looks so rich Linda! Thanks for sharing such a great concept with all of us!
    Blessings, Edie Marie

  7. Wow Linda! What a great new look and Paul did a fantastic job. xo

  8. Very nice bathroom remodel, Linda! I don't know where I was that I missed the reveal, but just now took the time to see it all. I love that living edge of the glass doors on the shower! THe cabinets look great. Paul must've been excited for that company contacting you - leaves more money to spend elsewhere, right?! Great look, and very cohesive with you overall house decor.

  9. That turned out great! I didn’t know you could order cabinet doors like that. Excellent transformation!

  10. Paul did a great job!! looks lovely!

  11. What a fab difference! I love much warmth and richness!!

  12. WOW Linda!! What a transformation from the older look to this! Your hubby is so talented. And I love the mural on the dining room backsplash too! Linda

  13. Wow, what a difference! Your husband is really talented. I was surprised the impact the black glaze added and really like the effect.

  14. Linda, you did such a great job, the new Look is fantastic and so wonderful!
    HAve a lovely week,
    sending Love and hugs, Claudia xo

  15. I love the transformation Linda. How very pretty. Amazing how the little things can make such a difference. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  16. Whoa! What a switch hit!!! Your husband is pretty darned handy around the house! My sweet husband has no clue when it comes to this kind of skill. You have a real opportunity to go wild in your house!!! Beautiful!

  17. Oh Linda.. I positively love it. The stain is so rich looking!! Have a wonderful week.

  18. WOW you did a great job with these. Now I want to redo my white bathroom.

  19. Wow, they look like a million bucks now! Great re-do!

  20. Good Morning Linda,
    These doors made such a difference in your already gorgeous bathroom! I love the color of stain you chose and isn't it nice to have such a handy husband:) Looks beautiful, Linda!

  21. Isn't it amazing what one little change can make. That looks awesome. I would love to replace the fronts of my kitchen cabinets but I think I will just be painting them again. Your kitchen looks great.

  22. Wow, the bathroom doors look amazing, Linda! You and your hubby work so well together.

    1. You just have to know who is in charge


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