Shiplap Bathroom Makeover

I am so excited to finally share my bathroom makeover with you!!

This project began a few weeks ago when we painted our kitchen and spare room. I had leftover paint from this and decided to use it to freshen up our upstairs bath. I figured this would be an easy afternoon project. HA!

Here is what it looked like before;

I went to work prepping the walls and filling numerous holes. I thought I had done a good job patching, sanding and painting BUT I was sadly mistaken. Some of the holes were still visible and some of the paint did not adhere properly despite having a built in primer. At this point, I was frustrated that my simple paint job had not worked out.  Rather than continuing to patch, sand, prime, paint, etc, I decided to try something I had been dying to do--SHIPLAP!!

It is everywhere these days thanks to Joanna Gaines & 'Fixer Upper'. I love the modern farmhouse look and decided to try it. I read a ton of tutorials on DIY faux shiplap as real shiplap using tongue and groove boards is much more expensive so I decided to go the cheaper route.

You can find my full shiplap tutorial here.

I replaced the wood toilet lid with a white one.

I replaced the wood toilet lid with a white one.

This space is still in need of something so I have some plans for an industrial style shelf

This space is still in need of something so I have some plans for an industrial style shelf

 I decided to remove the frame from the builder's mirror as well as the Hollywood light fixture. I made plans to reframe the mirror and purchased a new light on sale at Lowe's which I installed myself!!!!! Impressive, right :)

You can find my tutorial on how to frame a builder's mirror here

Once the shiplap, new light fixture and frame for the mirror were all hung, I completed some paint touch ups to the walls and trim and hung some art. I still have some finishing touches to complete- I want to add a shelf above the toilet and need to hang a towel bar.

I am so happy with how it all turned out! Eventually we plan on replacing the vanity, flooring, tub and tile surround but this was not in the budget. Actually none of this was as it started out as a simple paint job using leftovers :)

This was my first shiplap project and it won't be my last!! Stay tuned.

Jess xx