Hi everyone! I’m in the midst of remodeling our main upstairs bathroom and I wanted to share my inspiration as we continue working on the project. So far we have some ship lap on the walls, new knobs on the vanity along with a new stain color (but not sure if it’s staying), a big hole where the lights are being re-wired, and the lights are almost ready to be installed.
Once we have the lights up, we just need to patch the wall, and finish the ship lap over the vanity. Seems easy enough, but it’s still a ways to go! We’ve had a lot of sick kiddos, including myself, that have put the project on hold, but that’s how life works! I’m hoping we can finish a good amount of it before we go on vacation for spring break on the 20th. That’s really hoping for a miracle, haha!
Here are my inspiration photos that I love and tried to incorporate little pieces of them into the new bathroom. I’m loving the modern farmhouse look, but I’ve also been a vintage glam girl too so there might be a mix of the 2.
I love Joanna and Chip from Fixer Upper and I love how she uses the ship lap to add texture to the walls. I decided to cover all the walls of the bathroom with ship lap so that’s phase 1. Here’s a sneak peak of one of the walls with plywood strips used as the ship lap before it was painted. The kids loved helping find the studs as always!
I decided to keep the vanity a weathered oak stain with some dark oil rubbed knobs because I wanted the warm wood to be a contrast to the white walls. I may be changing the vanity color to a light gray or blue depending on how I feel once the lights and mirror are up.
I want to get rid of the old cabinet over the toilet and add simple wood distressed shelves with beautiful storage items to hide our mess. I’m thinking floating shelves like these from Target will work nice!
I bought a tilt Pottery Barn Kensington mirror in Satin Nickel for over the vanity and it’s gorgeous! I figured I would splurge on the mirror since I saved a ton of money finding cheaper lights at Home Depot than I expected. Here’s the mirror..
The light sconces I originally wanted were Bryant Sconce lights which are gorgeous, but come at a price of $200 each. I found these lights at Home Depot that are very similar with a glass shade for only $30 each! And that allows me to splurge on my mirror! I bought the lights in Satin Nickel, but once I get them on the wall I think I may like them in oil rubbed bronze better so I will be spray painting them if that’s the case.
Sacrifices need to be made to get what you want and the framed tilt mirror was more essential in my design because I wanted a mirror wide enough and also tall enough to make the room feel taller. I think it was a good choice!!
Watch for my updates as I finish up the bathroom and lets hope it’s soon! I hope you got some good ideas from my inspiration pictures like I did! Have a great Friday!