Refinishing a bathroom vanity
Recently I bought a new oak bathroom vanity online. I like everything about it except it was more yellow than I realized.
Given it's clean, simple, and functional design it seems it would be relatively easy to either strip or sand down, stain, and seal the vanity again.
I wanted a light colored tan/ash/maple vanity and this was the closest I could find that had other features that I wanted. Most vanities are either very dark, black, or painted white. I prefer light colored wood. To my shock I did find that vanities are impossibly expensive except for the particle board junk sold by the local stores.
So if I want to do this here is what I think would have to happen. By the way the sink top does lift off the vanity so it would be out of the way.
1. Sand the vanity down.
2. Stain the vanity
3. Reseal the vanity with either varnish or polyurethane.
How hard would it be to do this?
Am I missing any steps?
Any ideas on the best stain to use on the vanity so it would be more tan than yellow?
Is there a way to stain the vanity with out sanding it down? I don't think there is but I thought I would ask.
Any suggestion or help would be appreciated.