Shiplapping the half bathroom has been a dream of mine since we bought this house. Come along on this DIY project to see how we create a farmhouse look to our half bathroom.
I have been dreaming of doing our half bathroom in shiplap since we moved in our home. Like everyone else I have been watching Fixer Upper and have fallen in love with shiplap.
I was very surprised that hubby was on board with my dream and willing to tackle a project so soon. When we were looking at homes one of the things that appealed to him about this house was it was new and he wouldn't have to be doing any projects.
That poor man should have known better than I would be wanting to make changes as soon as I thought of them and my eyes were in the half bathroom.
Getting Started Shiplapping The Half Bathroom
Like the rest of our house, the half bath was a brown taupe color. It made the bathroom seem even smaller than it was. Deciding on the perfect color is what took me the longest.
I knew it needed a lighter color to help brighten up the room but was unsure what color to pick. After bringing many color swatches home I decided to go with Grey Shimmer from Behr.
Now that the color is picked out it was time to get painting. I really don't enjoy painting but I love the change a new color can make in a room.
The best thing about painting the bathroom is since we were doing shiplap half up the walls. I didn't have to paint the whole wall. After two coats of paint, now I was ready for hubby to start the shiplapping the half bathroom.
This is the part that I was the most excited about.
Measure twice cut once
We found the material that we wanted to use as shiplap at Home Depot. Now that we had the material it was time to start measuring and cutting.
Here is hubby cutting the boards. I told him not to worry I wouldn't get all of him in the picture, he doesn't like his picture taken.
I felt bad for him he had to use the miter saw on the garage floor since he doesn't have a workshop yet.
He would cut one piece at a time and then placed the piece in its spot on the wall, he continued this all around the bath.
Since this material was a tongue and grove he didn't have to nail it to the wall, or at least not yet.
I was so happy with the way the shiplap was looking I almost didn't want to paint it. So it stayed up until like this for a few days.
Hubby numbered on the back of each piece as he took them off the wall, this helped when we put them back in place after painting.
Painting the shiplap
Hubby and I spent a couple of days in the cold garage bonding while painting the shiplap white. After the paint was dry it was time to put the shiplap back on the wall.
Hubby used larger nails to fix the board to the wall studs, and also the finishing nailer to tack the boards in place. After all the boards were in place he used white chalk to fill in the nail heads.
Then back to both the white and gray paint for little touch-ups where need be.
We also framed the window to match the mirror and painted that the same white as the shiplap.
I added the Cow picture that I got Kirkland's. The shelf I found at Goodwill that I had stained in a Golden Oak color, and the beads I made. I couldn't be happier with how shiplapping the half bathroom turned out.
And I'm already thinking of my next project.
Happy Sliplapping~ Jenny
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