i should be mopping the floor: From the Vault: Board & Batten & Blue Bathroom Redo

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

From the Vault: Board & Batten & Blue Bathroom Redo

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 SmithsThe 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.

Board and Batten Bathroom Tutorial

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

Board and Batten Bathroom Tutorial
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"!

Board and Batten Bathroom Tutorial
It was fine, but nothing to write home about. 

Board and Batten Bathroom Tutorial
And the lighting? Seriously? This home is only six years old...whose "bright" idea was this?

Board and Batten Bathroom Tutorial
Interesting Aqua...loving it!!

Board and Batten Bathroom Tutorial
The first board to go up....fingers & toes crossed!!

Board and Batten Bathroom Tutorial
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.

Board and Batten Bathroom Tutorial
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. 

Board and Batten Bathroom Tutorial
Yay!! The mirror fits!

Board and Batten Bathroom Tutorial
Loving the hooks vs. the towel bar. They're like jewelry to a room.

Board and Batten Bathroom Tutorial
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.

Board and Batten Bathroom Tutorial
Still need to replace the faucet...but that's for another day. We're pooped.

Board and Batten Bathroom Tutorial
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!! 

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  3. Love this Kristi! So beautiful. My hubby works in flip flops too! :) I thought that was funny! XO

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