Let me just start by saying, installing shiplap (late at night, in addition to your normal jobs and raising young kids) is not for the faint of heart… 😉
It has been a tiring week! As my husband would quickly tell you, I tend to underestimate the time it takes for projects. In my mind, installing shiplap shouldn’t take more than a few hours, right? Wrong… And yet, while it’s a lot of work, I know without a doubt that I’ll be head over heels in love with it when it’s complete in just a few short days! So, it’s all worth it!
If you are just joining us on this bathroom makeover journey, welcome! It is week 4 of the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda at Calling it Home and we have joined in on the fun as guest participants this fall. It has been really neat to be able to join so many fabulous bloggers as we all inspire and encourage each other through a room makeover in just 6 weeks! We were just informed yesterday that, for the first time in ORC history, Linda has chosen to allow a one week extension on this season’s time frame to account for the people that have been affected by all the natural disasters this month. The goal is to unite and celebrate a successful room makeover together, so what better than making that possible for everyone participating! 🙂 That being said, we will now have 6 weeks of updates and then a final reveal of the room on Thursday, November 16th. You won’t want to miss the posts that week – they’re always AMAZING.
Ok, let’s take a look back at what’s been done this week. We started out by wrapping up the final sheet-rock work and installing the last few lights to finish up the electrical. Then came the window and door trim and painting the ceiling. My husband and I have an unspoken agreement that all painting is done by me, so I took care of the painting the trim late one night before bed and he installed the next day during nap-time. I also painted the ceiling – like I said, Rachel = Painter. 😉
We’ve gone with a simple farmhouse style trim set-up for all the windows and doors in our house.
Another thing we had to do before we could start in on the shiplap was install my jewelry closet. I haven’t really talked much about this part of the design, but it’s one of my favorite parts! We installed a cubby between the studs on the wall to the right of the vanity for me to hang all my jewelry in! It will eventually have a thin door over it with shiplap to match the wall around it so it blends in. I want it to be super functional and not very noticeable, and I think that’s how it will end up! I may even hang a piece of art on the door to help disguise it… We’ll see!
Our Saturday night was spent at Home Depot purchasing all the wood for the shiplap. In our last bathroom, we chose to cut the shiplap wood into strips ourselves, but this time we decided it would be easier to have them cut it at the store. It was a nice idea, but not very precise, so Chris still ended up trimming all the wood down to exactly the same size strips…
And now, three late nights of shiplap later, we’re about 2/3 of the way done with the installation.
We still need to finish up going around the shelving cubby and the shower. I was hoping we’d have it all installed and painted by now, but that was a long shot. In fact, it was actually a huge relief to hear Linda gave us an extra week for this project! I was thinking about doing a tutorial post on how to install shiplap – anyone interested? If so, leave me a comment below!
These next few weeks are really busy for us (in our normal, non-project lives) so we’ll be squeezing in bits of progress as we can… Be sure to watch my Instagram stories for real-time updates! While there’s still lots left to complete, I’m confident we will get it all done by the reveal. 🙂
Here’s what’s still to come:
- Finish installing and paint the shiplap
- Paint the tub’s tile surround
- Stencil the floor
- Paint, modify and reinstall the shower door
- Install a new toilet
- Paint the door and door-jam
- Build, stain and install the floating shelves
- Modify and install the vanity and sink
- Refinish and install the mirror
Piece of cake. 😉
Thanks for following along on this crazy remodel adventure with us! See you next week!