Saturday, October 13, 2012

Shaker Style Doors

As we were walking to town with our old milk cow, whom was going to be traded in for some doors to complete the bathroom vanity, we came across a man who told us he had magical beans.  We could just plant the beans, climb the stalk and grab our doors.  So we planted the beans and that's how we scored shaker style doors for our cabinet!
How easy was that!

After heading to the lumber store for wood, and selling more than our milk cow to pay for the it, we headed home with some solid wood and a sheet of 1/4 inch plywood.  Probably not the finest wood, but one that equaled the trade in of our milk cow.

Look at the Donnie Darko bunny in the wood....I believe his name was Frank.  Kinda creepy and cool, all at the same time.

They were made using a table saw and a dado blade.  Bless the dado blade; a very useful tool!

Time for some layout work and cutting....

  And now the assembly work

Dry fitted to ensure all joints are tight!

When you are up to your elbows in fast drying glue, it is kinda hard to schedule a photo op.  We will just fast forward to the finished doors.  TADA.... one is stained and the other isn't.
First coat.
Second coat.

For the brown stain/paint color, I mixed 4 parts latex walnut stain to 1 part flat black acrylic paint and shook vigorously. I thinned it with about 1 part water.

Picture of the vanity, complete with concrete COUNTER-TOP.

Stain was applied.  This is the first coat.  I applied two coats total.

Handles and hinges mounted

Doors installed!
And with one last quick grab from the giant;
a golden mirror.....the goose that laid golden eggs was on hiatus!
I decided that I needed to match the vanity to the mirror.

So that's the story of our magic beans and shaker doors  :D
 Stay tuned for the tall corner cabinet!

To see more about the concrete vanity


  1. What size dado cuts were you making in the rails and stiles? I need to know this because I've got to build doors for Dawn's cabinets and I've never done it before!! lol

    1. Hi Katy, Sent you an email. Hope you got it. If not, we used 1/4 inch plywood for the panels. I used two 1/8 inch dado blades and a cardboard shim of 1/32 A total of 9/32.

  2. Once again I am amazed by your handiwork! Your bathroom is looks great.

  3. Good job momma! As always, you inspire me:)

  4. hard work and a wonderful result. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. did you enter my latest giveaway?

  5. Gorgeous! I looks amazing! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Hope to see you back next week!

  6. nicely done.
    came here via FJI. the name of your blog, Pat

    1. Thanks Pat! I kinda like my name too! A kinda funny story behind it!

  7. This looks amazing! Great work!!

    Thanks for partying with us @ Keep Calm & Link Up this week!
    xo, Meredith @

  8. Wow those doors look really great!
    Dropping by from the Live Laugh Rowe blog hop. :)


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