Updating old bathroom cabinets

Place a small scrap of wood between the clamp and cabinet surface to prevent scarring.

Using the highest point of the floor, measure up 4 5/16 inches and draw a level line on the wall.

We will be going into more detail on the exact process when we share our kitchen update in the next few weeks, but long story short, we had old doors that we weren’t in love with, and one day a lightbulb went off while on my hands and knees trying to find that small earring that dropped (why does it always roll way under things?!We went back and forth between restaining and painting, but in the end, painting won!Once the primer was put on, you could no longer tell that this one vanity was actually 3 pieces!And the best part: no need to strip off the old finish first! I’ve already picked out my paint to cover up my outdated faux finished paint, and now I’m moving on to the fun stuff. Here’s a peek at the finished product: Here’s what I started with: We got this cabinet at Home Depot when we first moved into the house. But it really hasn’t stood up to the abuse my two kids dish out every day.Up close the finish looked like this: Meet my Minwax friends: Min Wax Poly Shades, and Wipe-on Polyurethane.

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Using a laser level draw and mark lines for cabinet tops and rail. Using a hack saw, cut the suspension rail 1/4 inch shorter than the combined length of the wall cabinets.

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