Now that summer’s winding down and the days are a little less packed, I’ve managed to wrap up a few projects, including the bath on our main floor! The last posts about our little half bath were about how we gave an inexpensive vanity a built-in look, and then a little spring boxwood bottle art got added for some simple decor, so today we’re sharing the plank wall, our (my) paint color issues, and some pictures of how it’s all looking now!
First up- let’s talk wood planking! I won’t go through all of the details since we’ve shared them multiple times like in our dining room, guest room headboard wall, and main bath (we maybe kinda sorta like planking), but here’s the basics of what we did this time!
We started out by purchasing a full sheet of 1/4″ floor underlayment, and ripped it down into 5 1/2″x4′ planks (thank you Home Depot!) then cut them to the length of the wall once we got home. Just like the headboard wall, we chose to stain the planks in this room! After prepping the planks with pre-stain (arguably the most important step) we gave it a quick coat of Rustoleum Weathered Gray. We found where the studs were, hung the planks using a nail gun, and used a nickel to separate each plank as we went.
To add a little something extra to this wall, I wanted to create a framed look. We hung crown molding (Ugh. No details here. Besides make sure you don’t hang it upside down. I am 100% not the person to take advice from on crown molding ha!) and then added two pieces of trim to case the sides.
Now, if you happened to have checked out the built-in vanity post, you may notice that the room changed colors! We originally painted the space in Benjamin Moore’s Van Deusen Blue. And I loved it. A lot. It’s two shades lighter than the Hale Navy in our dining room, and it’s gorgeous. But (waiting for that one?) we decided on a color for our entryway, and it turned out much darker than expected. Three different dark blue/gray rooms right near each other just wasn’t doing it for me. The entry way is over 20′ tall, and the half bath is three small walls. You can guess why I chose to repaint the half bath instead of the entry : ) So, a few quick rolls using leftover BM Stonington Gray (same as our family room) did the trick, and order was restored! Or at least for the next 6 months until I change my mind again (sorry M!) : )
So, after everything was put back together and we hung up a new mirror (in a larger size) and all of our towel/tp holders (including all of the not as fun stuff like a new toilet), I added a couple of small accessories, picked some fresh wild flowers, and the room’s finally looking like a completed bathroom.
One quick look at a before and after to make me feel better about this room taking a year to finally make it onto Sypsie!
The hardest room to photograph, but luckily it all fits in one shot! : )
So spill it, how many times have you painted a single room in your house? M cracked up and thought I was a tad crazy, but sometimes you have to choose between the lesser or two evils (and repainting a 20′ wall was definitely more devil-like to me). I still have a few ideas on accessories and I’m sure they will get swapped out eventually, but I’m happy to have another room in a good place!
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