Progress always feels good, even if it is slow and steady progress. 😉
I’ve shown you our master bathroom before pictures as well as inspirational images I’m leaning on during this bathroom renovation. I’ve even shared a design board for products, design elements and DIY’s we plan to bring into this space.
Now I want to show you where we are currently at in the makeover and the steps we’ve taken to get here. This will include a detailed tutorial for the beautiful and budget friendly, DIY shiplap pine wood floors we’ve installed.
It’s going to be good!
Let’s first take a look at where the bathroom stands right now.
It’s a small space, but I hope you can get the idea.
We’ve got the whitewashed shiplap pine flooring down (which steals my heart every time I look in there). Then you’ll notice the DIY faux shiplap walls (otherwise known as planks). On the ceiling we decided to install some faux ceiling tiles we ordered from Home Depot (which also make me giddy). And on the wall with the window, we installed some faux brick, also from Home Depot.
Then we painted the whole space in Super White paint, by Benjamin Moore. It is white and bright and some may call it boring. I, however, call it a lovely multi-textured blank canvas ready for it’s work of art. 😉
Don’t you see how anything you add to the room just pops?!!
Or makes you spin and twirl?
I’ve placed in the room what will be our vanity, to give you a better feel for the size of the room. I found this antique piece at an antique store and talked the guy down from $180.00 to $120.00. I was so excited about finally finding the most perfect piece, I probably still would have walked out with it at $180.00.
But we’ll keep that between you and me.
The plan is to actually take the top off (and use it for something else) and replace it with a discounted slab of marble. Then we will install our Joss and Main vessel sink on top of the vanity.
Now I am on the hunt for the perfect baskets to go under.
You may have noticed in my inspirational round-up, I’m pretty infatuated with the idea of a vintage piece, topped with marble and a vessel sink.
On one wall, my husband did some between-the-studs, built-in shelves which I can’t wait to accessorize.
And before I get into the tutorial for the pine wood floors, I’ll show you how we removed the space hogging swing door, and replaced it with a $30 door I found at an antique store.
We sanded the door down to bare wood and placed the door on THIS roller track from Amazon. The hallway door opens in the way and hides that beauty, so we plan to swing the hinges around to the other side so it opens the other way.
I am really excited about how lovely it looks, but mostly how much space it freed up in our bathroom. The door that used to swing into the space made a whole corner of the bathroom unusable.
But I love how the old door and the old vanity flow very well together.
Now we will be working on the electric, adding the tub, mirrors, custom build storage cabinet, toilet, curtains, and other fun stuff you’ll just have to wait and see.
Now . . .
Let’s talk about how we did the flooring which we figured ended up costing us $1.85 a square foot. This is pretty affordable as far as flooring goes and nothing beats the look for me!
Gutting the bathroom was quite a process and took a long time. It required knocking down a closet, a corner shower and a lot of work for my dear husband to move pipes to fit the new layout plan. It took us a lot longer than expected, but we finally got all the walls up and the sub-floor patched back together.
We bought enough pine wood boards to fit the space, and my husband used his trusty router with a 1/2 inch router bit to cut the grooves on the edges (much like a tongue and groove board but they don’t actually snap together).
Then he proceeded to lay them down, interlocking the boards.
He kept the screws hidden inside the grooves so they would not be seen.
Then we used the following products, both found at Sherwin Williams.
It took 2 coats of the pickled white stain to get to the look we wanted. Then we sealed it with 4 layers of the polyurethane, with a light sanding done before the final layer.
The floors are so smooth to walk on. We will have to be careful about not getting too much water on the wood and between the cracks (like buckets full), but you have to watch that with any wood flooring you have. Pine wood is a soft wood and will ding and dent easy, but I will absolutely embrace and love all the imperfections that come!
We got the idea for the flooring when I ran across this gal on instagram at @m.vintagecharm. Just look at this image!!
I also noticed she did a post on the flooring, HERE. I was head over heals with the look, and knew it would be a good option to try on this small space. If we end up liking it, you just might see it overtake our house! (After the hubs has recovered from this makeover, that is).
As always, my dear readers – I’d love to hear your thoughts! Do you remember the before?
Have things improved?
I sure think so!!
What do you think of the flooring, walls, and the vanity I picked out?
We will just keep on plugging along and you can bet I’ll be showing you when it’s finished!
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