As of today our mini Master bathroom remodel is complete! Although easy it was not by any means quick. I mean, I did have a baby in the middle of it, so that slowed things down a bit. We finished everything but painting the cabinets before Ellis joined the family. I just couldn’t work up the motivation to paint the cabinets before she was born. This week I tackled adding the trim and painting. And I am so, so happy with the results.
You might want to shield your eyes for the before pictures. It was UGLY… just like everything else in this house. Before move in we painted all the doors and trim white, removed all the wallpaper, and painted the walls, but other than those minor updates this is the bathroom we lived with for about a year.
The bathroom is a pretty good size. The vanity is large, about 10 feet long with lots of storage. Our toilet is through the door on the left and on the right is a huge walk in linen closet and the shower. Our bathroom has always been pretty low on our priority list. We remodeled the kid’s bathroom before moving in and are still awaiting the day we can start tearing out cabinets and knocking down walls (ceilings) for our kitchen remodel.
We had just finished having new front doors put in and a few little odd jobs finished up when we hit a lull. We decided our bathroom would be a fairly inexpensive project to tackle so I started pinning inspiration and searching for materials.
Our end result took about 3 weekends (with 10 weeks in between) and around $500.
We started with installing the ship lap. We used 2 sheets of birch plywood ripped down into 8″ strips. Lowes will do this for you and there are about a million different tutorials if you need more in depth help, but basically we just marked our studs, staggered our boards so the seams lined up every other board, and nailed them into the studs. I filled all the nail holes and painted after it was all installed. Hagin cut the holes for the sconces and outlets before installing the wood and we hung the mirrors right into the wood.
I picked up some very basic trim from Lowes that ran $4 for a 10 foot piece for the molding on the cabinets. This past weekend I made all my cuts, hung and caulked the trim, drilled holes for my new hardware, and painted and waxed the cabinet.
Our lovely laminate cabinets had a faux wood texture that made me nervous to paint them. I wasn’t sure how the end result would look, but unless you are up close looking at them it isn’t noticable. I decided to go with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I picked up a can of Provence a while ago and had used it on a few different projects. I love the color, but was worried it was a little too saturated for 10 feet of cabinets so I used a 3:2 mixture of Annie Sloan “Provence” with Valspar “Kid Gloves” Chalk Paint. I finished it off with a coat of clear wax.
I hope you enjoyed my mini makeover. It sure makes a big difference, especially since this room is open to our bedroom and ultimately overlooks the back porch and pool. Have you completed any mini makeovers recently?
Towel ring: Moen Yorkshire in Chrome || Sconces: Magnus 1 Light Wall Sconce in Chrome || Shower head (not pictured): HotelSpa Shower Combo || Mirrors: Gatco Tiara Wall Mirror in Chrome || Drawer pulls: Hickory Hardware Bridges 3″ Cabinet Pull in Chrome || Cabinet knobs: Amerock Allison 1 1/4″ Mushroom Knob in Chrome || Wall Color: Benjamin Moore “Ballet White” || Cabinet Color: 3 parts Annie Sloan “Provence”, 2 parts Valspar “Kid Gloves” || Shiplap Color: Valspare “Bistro White”