Hey y’all! Summer is finally here and we are so excited! I have been planning a small bathroom makeover for a little bit and I wanted to share the process and photos of the end result with you guys today! Most of our little home is very open and has lots of natural light, but our only little bathroom is in the middle of our house with no windows or natural light coming in, so getting good pics was pretty much impossible. I did the best I could, But if you’re wondering about the weird quality that was the issue.
This makeover was just going to be us basically painting everything and maybe getting a new set of floating shelves and maybe a new light fixture, but a couple of weeks ago my hubby completely shocked me with the words – ” Do you want me to shiplap the bathroom for your bathroom makeover?” Umm.. what kind of question is that?! “Yes, please!!” (I’m telling ya’, He’s a keeper, you guys! I seriously don’t know how I got so lucky. He pretends not to be into this whole fixer upper stuff but I know he secretly loves it almost as much as I do 😉)
We went and got the supplies we would need for the mini makeover. I was able to find a round, frameless antique mirror at my favorite little antique shop for only $6!! For shiplap we got sheets of underlayment thin plywood cut into 6 inch strips by the nice folks at Lowes Home Improvement. While at Lowes I picked out a new light fixture, some drawer pulls, a gallon of Sherwin Williams Ovation paint plus primer in flat white (for the shiplap), a can of flat black spray paint and a container of Polyacrylic.
Then we made the hour drive to Target for the floating shelves. Their price on floating shelves can’t be beat! I got the Threshold Real Wood Floating Shelves in 36 inches for around $30 bucks a piece with my Target Redcard and a promotional code they offered on their website. They didn’t offer shipping to home on these so I had to choose their store pick up option. They were such a great price and they were ready to go when we got there!! The lighting here doesn’t do them justice, they are a beautiful weathered oak color that matches just about anything. They were very easy to install too. Just a few anchors and screws and they were on the wall and ready to use! I filled apothecary jars with Epsom salts, cotton balls and Qtips and styled them on the floating shelves between faux greens, vintage – bottles, insulators and a mirror.
We painted and stenciled the floors using the same method we did in the kitchen with primer, chalk paint and poly. We also chalk painted the counter white and chalk painted the faucet and door knobs black and sealed each of them with poly. We used the black spray paint I picked up at Lowes to update the shower curtain rod and we also used it on the drawer pulls and new light fixture so they would all be the same matte black. Before adding the shiplap we used mildew resistant primer all around the shower area, after it was dry we was ready to install the shiplap. We used a few nickels to space out each board and a nail gun to attatch the boards to the walls. The hubs used a jigsaw to make any cuts needed. Once all the boards were up, we painted them white and used a box cutter to eliminate any excess paint that went in between the spaces.
Since I had already spent more than my budget on the shiplap, light and shelves, I shopped the house for things to style the space with. I decided to use my metal Magnolia ladder as a towel rack. I also used the same white cotton shower curtain from Target I’ve had for years and the toilet sign from Decor Steals that I already had and some pretty Beauty Counter hand wash given to me, from my sweet friend Kelly. I love this hand wash because it smells amazing and I can trust that the ingredients are safe for my whole family to use multiple times a day. I still need to get a rug, and a hand towel rack but we are pretty much completely finished with this space and I am so beyond happy with the outcome! It is so much more cohesive with the rest of our home now and I just love it! Thanks for stopping by today! God bless y’all!