green-chalk-painted-bathroom-vanity-9It’s time for a mini makeover update! A few weeks ago I decided it was time to give our boys 2 piece bathroom a little love and attention, and today I’m giving you a look at my favorite part so far- the shelving! I’ll be sharing a full DIY tutorial on Remodelaholic next month, but today I wanted to give you a look at the progress of this room, and show you how I created faux reclaimed wood.

Here is how the room started out:Kids Coastal Bathroom

I have since painted the vanity in Rustic Charm Country Chic Paint, and built a rustic step stool using plans from Ana- White.

Here is the bathroom now that we’ve hung the shelves:Kids Coastal Bathroom

It’s so sweet and cheerful! I created those “reclaimed boards” using cedar deck boards, a hammer, screws and stain. My oldest son was a huge help in distressing the boards, and had quite a bit of fun helping out with this project. The more you mangle the edges the better. I also recommend putting some screw holes through to mimic the look of nail holes.
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Once the boards were distressed I applied a coat of Danish Oil in Dark Walnut, followed by a coat of wood stain in Sunbleached. I wiped off the excess and let the boards dry.diy-reclaimed-wood-this-mamas-dance-2diy-reclaimed-wood-this-mamas-dance-3

Hanging the shelves was a bit of a task- anyone else hate using drywall anchors? ha! But it was all worth it in the end.diy-industrial-reclaimed-wood-shelves-with-pipe-brackets-14

Here’s an updated list:

The Plan

  • Painting the Vanity
  • Changing out the Cabinet Hardware
  • Building Shelves above the toilet
  • Accessorizing with Art
  • Rehanging the Mirror
  • Adding a Step Stool
  • Finishing the baseboards
  • Staining the ceiling

Kids Coastal Bathroom | This Mamas Dance

I have a few baseboards to cut and would like to stain the pine up on the ceiling. Other than that, this little makeover is nearly a wrap!

What do you think? Are you a fan of the industrial brackets with reclaimed wood? I wouldn’t use them everywhere in the house, but they work in this bathroom which is attached to the boys room. Their room has a bit of a bunk house, cabin-y, camp thing going on, so it works for me!

-Miss Ash

Pin For LAterCreate Faux Reclaimed Wood Using Deck Boards| via Ashlea from This Mamas Dance
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2 thoughts on “Mini Makeover Update: Open Shelves with Faux Reclaimed Wood”

  1. i really like the industrial look especially for the boys and i love.how you did the stained floors!
    Great transformation. ✨✨✨🛠

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