It’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:
Here is the bathroom now that we’ve hung the shelves:
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.
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.
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.
Here’s an updated list:
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
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!