How to go about refinishing bath vanity?
Its a cheap 25 year old 60" vanity that looks like:
I would just like to do something with it to make it look better for now with the plan being that this bathroom will be remodeled within a couple of years and it will be replaced. But if that doesn't happen, or if I end up selling the place, I want to make it look decent.
Don't know what the wood is, but its a cheap vanity, so cheap wood. Don't know what its finished with, but whatever cheap vanities were finished with 25 years ago I'm sure is it. So first, what is the best way to go about removing whats on there, sand or strip? I have a palm sander, so that would make it easier. And once its off, what should I stain and finish it with? Is there anything in particular that should be used because it is in a bathroom or would any stain and finish suffice? Also, this is in my master bathroom in the master bedroom. It will not be removed and I will be sleeping in there that night, so I will need something that will not smell horribly bad. And I'm kind of doing this on a budget, so I don't need it to look great or any top of the line stains. Just something simple that will work. I'm thinking about doing it in a dark cherry or something similar.