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Old 09-25-2014, 12:16 PM
 
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Alright. I've posted a few other threads on our CRT TV Nook facelift, our living room makeover, some of our master bedroom makeover (which still is a little in-progress), so now I'm going to post about our budget master bathroom makeover.

Here are some pictures of the master bath as we were cleaning out our master closet and bathroom (we redid all the hanging and shelving storage in the closet already as part of this project):

It was really just bland and beige. And we both really hated the lights. It has been way down on our list of rooms to decorate to our liking but we finally decide to start.

BEFORE:







Normally we're both involved in the design process together but we have both been swamped lately and my wife especially. So, one day when I had some free time I set out to put together a plan for the room and to show my wife. I got immediate approval.



Started out painting the entire room (BM American White):



Then I started spacing and face-nailing the shiplap boards. I used a quarter for the spacing:





The spacing is more consistent in person than it looks in that shot. Some of those were just tacked up and could 'rock' back and forth a little before I secured them well which gave the impression that the spacing was uneven toward the bottom. I just don't have a more recent picture yet.

Then we potted some of our succulents:





Next we took down our large frameless mirror, cut it into smaller pieces, and re-installed the smaller pieces with shelving in-between. Deciding between staining or painting the shelves.



And that's kind of where we are today so far.

That back wall with the boards will have a piece of art that I will make that will go inside of a frame we picked up at a thrift store. We'll also be hanging a chandelier from the ceiling over the tub. Probably this one from Schoolhouse Electric:



I still also need to buy lights to replace the current ones, as well as go back and counter-sink all the nails, putty, sand, and paint the boards. We will most likely do some sort of faux roman shade with a modern fabric above the window. I will also probably install more shelves over the toilet.

At some point I would love to rip out the fiberglass shower and install a tile one but I'm not sure I'm ready to tackle that. I will probably hire that one out.

I'll continue to post pictures as we make progress, but we are limited to a little bit of time on the weekends right now to work on this.
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:34 PM
 
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I like your accessories and plan. I would have done floating shelves though, the L brackets show too much...
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:41 PM
 
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I was going to do floating shelves, but we decided to go with exposed brackets with a warm metal finish to them (The screw heads will be swabbed with a 'gold' paint similar to something we did in the rest of the house so that they match the brackets). The main reason we did this is that we are utilizing small bits of brass-colored items throughout the room. Just a bit on the chandelier, brass on the one towel/robe hook set, brass framed picture mirror, etc. I thought it may tie in the warm-tones a little more. We'll find out when it's done though!

If we don't like it then what I will do is simply go the 'reverse' route and put the L-brackets on top that way they will 'hide' behind the items stored on them. It reduces the load they can hold but the load on those shelves is extremely light anyway. So we'll see!
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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Ha! Good idea to reverse them and hide them behind the items.
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