I'm actually on vacation this week with the fam, but I wanted to repost an oldie but goodie, for those of you who may not have seen it when it first debuted two years ago. The photography was pretty ick back in those days, but it's still one of my favorite projects.
FROM THE VAULT:
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.
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"!
It was fine, but nothing to write home about.
And the lighting? Seriously? This home is only six years old...whose "bright" idea was this?
Interesting Aqua...loving it!!
The first board to go up....fingers & toes crossed!!
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.
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.
Yay!! The mirror fits!
Loving the hooks vs. the towel bar. They're like jewelry to a room.
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.
Still need to replace the faucet...but that's for another day. We're pooped.
I even splurged and bought the hotel-like bath mat (a glorified towel if you ask my husband)...but I 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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