Hi there, and welcome to our farmhouse bathroom makeover! It’s week 5 of the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda at Calling it Home and we’ve joined in on her design challenge this year as guest participants by giving our master bathroom a full makeover in just 6 short weeks! If you’re unfamiliar with the challenge, 20 featured bloggers and over 200 guest bloggers join together to provide support, encouragement and inspiration to one another as we each redo a room.
Since it’s been awhile, let’s remind ourselves where we started this journey:
And what my hopes for the space were:
I am pleased to say that most of my dreams for this space are coming true! The room is looking SO PRETTY – especially after all the painting that went on this week!
We started the week by finishing up installing the shiplap – if you didn’t see my last post where I talked about how much work it is, just know, it’s a lot of work. It took us a solid week of working every evening and weekend to get it all installed. But, IT’S TOTALLY WORTH IT! So, if you’re thinking about doing shiplap, do it.
I will be posting simple, step-by-step instructions for installing shiplap after the reveal in a few weeks too!
Here’s a shot of Chris installing the last wall of shiplap:
The next big task was sanding it all down. As you can see from the picture above, we filled the nail holes with spackling and caulked all the corners as we went, so when we were ready to sand everything was done and dry. It took Chris approximately 2 hours to sand down the entire room.
While he did the sanding, I took on the task of painting the door and door jam. The jam is white to match the trim, but we painted the door the same SW Iron Ore as the window. I really like the color – it’s a dark charcoal gray, almost black, but still warm.
I got this fun little vintage bathroom sign to put on the door too. 🙂
Then it was on to painting the shiplap! We started by priming all the wood with Kilz 2 Latex Primer. It’s our fave, we use it on everything…
Then we gave the shiplap two thick coats of paint. We use the Behr Pure Ultra White because I worry about color tints in white causing it to fade in the long run… I’m sure it wouldn’t, but I have a silly fear. Plus, I love the crisp, pure white!
Isn’t it beautiful??
I knew, as soon as it was painted, that I wanted to do my entire house in white shiplap… Chris laughed at the idea, but I was actually a bit serious. 😉
Our next big painting task was the tile around the tub… We got an epoxy paint made specifically for tile and Chris has spent the last two nights doing that.
We aren’t quite done with painting – I still have to paint and stencil the floor (that’s this weekend’s big project!) and then paint all the base trim and crown moulding before Chris installs it. This room will have had paint on every square inch when we’re done! 😉
We also finished sanding and sealing the mirror this week, so that will be installed soon. And I got three of the four shower door support pieces cleaned and spray painted, so just the doors left.
Here’s our list from last week, updated for this week:
Finish installing and paint the shiplap Paint the tub’s tile surround
- Stencil the floor
Paint, modify and reinstall the shower door
- Paint and reinstall the tub fixtures
- Install base trim and shoe moulding
- Install crown moulding
- Install a new toilet
Paint the door and door-jam
- Build, stain and install the floating shelves
- Modify and install the vanity and sink
Refinishand install the mirror
Stop by next week for our last update before the big REVEAL!! Praise God for a one-week extension, I’m not sure we would have made it without… 😉