Bathroom, Decor & Design, Furniture, Wood

Custom Made For Me Do You Want One Made For You?

My guest bathroom is a bit small.  It has a bubble tub/shower which I only use as a tub.  I am trying to avoid having a shower curtain in the room.  I feel the bath is so small, a shower curtain cuts the room line, making it appear even smaller.  I have not included this room in my house remodeling, but I did want to add something special.

I was using a ladder type shelving unit in the room to hold bath lotions, crystals, bubble bath, candle, ornaments, candles, etc.  The ladder was also tall, and I thought it too had the effect of making the room appear smaller.


The space from the wall to the tub is only 8 ft long, and the room is 4.5 ft wide.  There are a single sink and cabinet and a bubble tub lined with cream tiles.  I asked John to make me a small cabinet to hold my bating paraphernalia.

If you remember, we had the kitchen redone.  One project was removing all the oak cabinets door which we then refaced with white.  I love my kitchen and now love that John kept all the doors and drawers they removed.  John is a pack rat and while I cringe at the clutter he collects; he was correct in having a use for those doors.  He used one door front to make my chest.


He measured the area I had available to place the cabinet.  The height was determined by the size of the cabinet door he was using for the front of the piece.  We bought popular lumbar, and John started measuring and cutting.

He had the outline of the cabinet with little legs and door hung in a day.

Next day he began cutting out a top, shelves and a drawer

He routered out a piece for the top of the cabinet.  I originally wanted the top and legs stained in General Finishes Java Gel.


It is a very dark brown almost black color.  John talked me into multiple layers of General Finishes, dark walnut stain; to allow some wood grain to show.  He was correct, of course.  I am quite happy I changed my mind.  He did have to put on three coats to get the look I wanted though.


If you remember, I posted about the jewelry armoire makeover I did a few weeks ago.  In that instance.  I mixed two General Finishes milk paints= Midnight Blue and Fjord Blue.  I still had enough left over to paint the little cupboard.  John put two coats of the General Finishes Walnut gel stain on the top and legs of that piece. See below.  This time I used satin poly not the semigloss we put on the jewlery cabinet


John put a wood bead trim at the bottom of the piece to define the leg area for staining.  Here is the beauty now.  I am very happy with it in that little bathroom.

bathroom cabinet


You can see the top looks rich and the detail of the grain is evident.



Walnut gel top

John painted the inside white, so I could see what was in the cabinet. The white paint does add contrast and easier viewability to the inside.


A center drawer was added as was the lower trim seen here.

Base Trim

If you are ever interested in having a small piece of furniture custom made for your home, contact John.  He will be delighted to help you attain the look you want for your home.  Simply go the the website at

Have a look at the furniture he does make in the Redesign Antique section and the wood sections of the website.  Then click the contact us button on the top menu and fill out the form and send.  We will get right back to you!

Well, my bathroom buddy is complete.  I put a candle on top and an old seashell- ready for a good soak.  We could custom make one for you too.  Just get in touch with your specs and colors.  Mustn’t forget my glass of wine!!!


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