Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Taking on the Bathroom Walls

Just a few more posts before the big bathroom reveal. I'll be honest, I still haven't actually taken the final pictures… oops! But this bathroom took so many steps that I hate cramming it all in to one post. Sorry mom. And let me tell ya- these posts take up as much as my time as actually doing the projects!
 
After the tub was tiled and the floor went down, we went forward with priming and painting the walls.  I'd like to consider us painting pros by now. While I would have dreaded this step before it actually ended up being hardly any effort and went quickly.... and again I actually did paint- not just take pictures!
  

 
 
 
PRIMED!
 
 
Once it was primed and ready to go, out next step was of course PAINT!
 
We still had leftover paint- Valspar "Bay Waves"- from our bedroom project and the nursery doors, so I opted to just use what we had. I loved the gray we used upstairs, and I wanted to keep the bathroom light and fresh so it was a no brainer- and a money saver. We painted the gray from the top of the ceiling to about mid-way down. It's funny how the lighting in the bathroom actually makes the paint look more gray/blue compared to the same gray upstairs, but it works for me!
 
 
 
The rest of the way down was painted white. Why you may ask? Because we decided to do board and batten for the lower portion of the wall…. and it was seriously so easy! Not only that, I think it MAKES the bathroom. You'll see soon…  

 
 
 
Once painted, we installed the baseboards and trim. We just picked up some pre-primed 1" x 6" boards and then some shoe moulding. Nathan cut it all down and then we simply nailed it in, spackled, caulked, and painted- yes more paint.
   
 
 

 



 
 
Next step was the building the storage behind the toilet. This only took Nathan one evening to build. Once dried, I primed and painted.
 
 

 


 

It may look weird now- but trust me it all comes together! The top two shelves are actually going to have doors on them- while the bottom will be an open shelf. Now I LOVE the look of the open shelving, but I'm needing practical storage for all of my mismatched towels and the baby bath toys that will be taking over my bathroom... so doors are definitely being added!

 
Next post is all about the board and batten... my SECOND favorite part of the bathroom!  
 
 -Tricia

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