i should be mopping the floor: From Builders' Beige to Board & Batten (& BLUE!)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

From Builders' Beige to Board & Batten (& BLUE!)

Featured At Serenity Now


In the spirit of mentally moving out of our cookie-cutterville house into a custom-woo-woo-woo...we took our hall bath from the worst case of Builders' Basics to our Board, Batten & Blue Bath for our Boys (there's some serious alliteration in there somewhere).

I give serious props and appreciation to the following blogs who gave wonderful tutorials that we thoroughly used on this project: Shelley & Cason and their rockin' Framed Mirror Tutorial at The House of Smiths, The Nester for her super informative Board & Batten Party post that allowed me to look at lots of other folks' B&B projects and get totally inspired, and the Centsational Girl for her great B&B tutorial that we ultimately decided to use for our model...right down to the the gorilla glue on the shelf.

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Absolutely no natural light to speak of so the pictures aren't what I dreamed of...oh well.


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The mirror inspired by the House of Smiths!! They rock. Although my husband hopes they stop doing so many awesome projects so I stop getting so many awesome ideas that become "the next thing on the list"! I'm currently thinking about whether I need a towel warmer.

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It was fine, but nothing to write home about. 

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And the lighting? Seriously? This home is only six years old...whose "bright" idea was this?

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Interesting Aqua...loving it!!

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The first board to go up....fingers & toes crossed!!


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Thank you, Hilton, for my shower cap from our last hotel stay. It enabled me to not have to painstakingly pick paint out of my hair for the next week. A necessity when painting a ceiling.

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Don't laugh. It was 106 here all week. We moved our "woodshop" to the entryway and kept the shop vac ready at all times to deal with the dust. We also learned that our circular saw makes 45 degree cuts...nice to know. 

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Yay!! The mirror fits!

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Loving the hooks vs. the towel bar. They're like jewelry to a room.

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Hardware....we live in one of those homes where the builder opted for a hardware-free home...so nice to finally have proper pulls and handles.

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Still need to replace the faucet...but that's for another day. We're pooped.


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I even splurged and bought the hotel-like bath mat (a glorified towel if you ask my husband)...but we like it.

So happy to have this all done. It was quite a bit more difficult than we originally thought it would be. But, it gave us confidence to tackle other things of this nature. Our next biggie is transforming our kitchen island!! 

Thanks for stopping by!










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22 comments:

  1. Hooray for being able to customize a generic bathroom (no offense!) and stay married ;) It looks FABULOUS!!

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  2. That's a beautiful shade of blue. Just a great job!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Now for a nice soak in the tub with a great read - you deserve it! xoxo michele

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  4. It's wonderful~ I love board and batten and the blue is lovely! Stopping by from SNS~ I host a decorating linky party on Fridays if you would like to come share sometime! :)

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  5. Looks great I bet you are so proud!

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  6. It looks so great! We're doing similar trim on the wall, in our master bedroom! :)
    I love it, and I'm glad that the mirror tutorial helped out!
    Congrats on the beautiful new bathroom!
    ~Shelley

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  7. looks beautiful and fresh. WELL DONE. Going to share this on MY COM FB page. winks-jen

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  8. It is beautiful, but not as pretty as you in your shower cap! LOL! (actually, that is a GREAT idea!)

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  9. LOVE everything about this! Just about to feature this on my FB page! :) Thanks for linking up! Have a wonderful week, Kristi!
    Crystal
    Homemaker in Heels

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  10. I found you via "Homemaker in Heels" and I just love what you've done with your bathroom! Looks good girl! XOXO

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  11. Your bathroom looks amazing! The bright white paint really brightens up the room. And I love the lamp on the vanity - so unexpected!

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  12. Yay for you guys!! Your new bathroom looks fantastic and you absolutely rock that shower cap! :)

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  13. Great job! Board and batten is the perfect way to add character to a "builder's beige" home. Love your transformation.

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  14. Amazing bath make-over!!! I'm gearing up for one myself...love the shower cap tip!
    Would love for you to stop by and share this at the Tuesday To Do Party if you get a chance!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/07/tuesday-to-do-19-18-list-makers.html
    Smiles!
    Jami

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  15. LOVE this bathroom and am your newest follower! :)

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  16. It looks awesome!!! Love it. :)

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  17. Kristi, we have a bunch of cabinets that we are thinking of repaiting to save $...what color white did you use and did you like it? We are looking for tips on repainting cabinets that already have been sealed with gloss .

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  18. Great Job! This looks great.

    kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com

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  19. Great job, once again impressed :) I have that same obnoxious lighting in my bathroom I'm in the middle of replacing right now-pretty transformation and happy new follower :)

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  20. Pretty daring with no bathroom door! JKN lol. Gorgeous. Wish I could be doing wonderful things like this in my house. Still got the old plaster walls. Makes things limited.

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  21. Looks awesome! We did board and batten in our ensuite as well, and are just finishing it up in our hallway... I love it so much! You really added so much character to your bathroom, great project!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Krista @thehappyhousie.com

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