Last time we talked about the living room cabinets, they were looking like this:
Yeah, not so great. Thankfully we already painted the drywall and we also added the wood top, so things are looking better!
It looks like it’s almost done, right? We still have to add the baseboards (which you can’t really see in the photo, but they’re missing) and screw the wood top onto the cabinets. Then we have to decide what stain we should use for the top. We were thinking of doing something dark, but a couple of friends said that they like the natural tone of the wood – and it goes nicely with the chair we have next to it. So what do you guys think? Light, dark, or something different altogether?
Here are a few other pictures…
You’ll notice that we used several boards for the wood top. We cut them one by one, and filled the top slowly, sort of like a puzzle. For the boards that meet the wall we used a little trick. Since the walls are at an angle (i.e. they’re not 90º walls) we used a piece of trim we had around to mark our cut. We placed the board we wanted to cut flush against the back wall and as close as we could to the left or right wall, and then placed the trim flush with the left or right wall, on top of the board. Then we used a pencil to mark the line. I hope the photo makes more sense:
So like I said, we need your vote! Would you stain it in a clear poly, dark, or maybe something different, perhaps a color-tinted stain? I’ve put together a little poll, but feel free to let me know in the comments what you picked!Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.