May 29, 2012

Guest Bathroom Updated

Hello friends! Do you remember the board and batten we added to our guest bathroom a few weeks ago?
I finally got around to painting it this past weekend and it's making me wish we would have transformed our master bathroom instead. I'm having a little bit of bathroom envy.

Overall, the guest bathroom is complete except for painting the vainty and framing out the mirror. If I had my way I would replace the vanity but I don't want to spend the money because I'm a big ol' cheapskate!

Isn't it pretty and calming?
Oh, I forgot to mention, not only is this the guest bathroom but it also belongs to my three year old daughter. What a lucky little girl!

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May 11, 2012

Mini-Makeover with DIY Board & Batten

One of my favorite blogs is Better After. I. LOVE. THAT. BLOG!!! While doing my weekly check-in, I came across a bathroom re-do featured from Alison at Thrifty and Chic. She redid her guest bath for $60 bucks and I wanted to get on that ASAP!

With help from my hubby this is our mini makeover

We used two 1x4's, which made the shelving and under ledge and nine 1x2's which made the vertical parts. They were all 8 feet long but we made the shelves a little over 5 feet. 

Prep work included: cutting, sanding, nailing, screwing, leveling....(okay, my husband did all of this but it looked super easy)! I'm not doing a complete tutorial but if you want a step-by-step click on the link for Thrifty and Chic which will walk you through the whole thing.

After all of the wood is up make sure to caulk all of the gaps, sand and then paint. I painted two coats of Swiss Coffee by Behr (love that paint) and then decorated.

I had everything on hand except for the frames, wood supplies and towels.

Here is a rundown of where everything came from:

Vases are from Hobby Lobby
Dictionary prints are from Etsy (click here for the shop)
Flowers are from my garden
Towels are from Marshall's 
Frames are from Michael's  
Wood and Caulk are from your local hardware store

Here's the best part....the wood only cost $15!!! Moral of this story: if you have most of your supplies on hand you can do this SUPER CHEAP!

We are wanting to paint over the brown (oh, I loathe brown) but I'm putting that off until next weekend. So far, I love the look of the board and batten and I adore my framed prints. They are printed on old dictionary pages and each one is individual.

What do you guys think of the board and batten look?