Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Planked Wall Bathroom Makeover

The looooooong awaited day has arrived!
I am finally posting the makeover of the hallway bathroom.
Yes, I bought the paint almost 2 years ago...
I was reminded of this fact when I was looking back at this post today.
Judge all you want, it was worth the wait!

My house is never going to be a cottage, I get that...
but there's no reason I can't make it feel like one.

Back in MAY...yes, May...
I posted this picture on my Facebook page.
At this point I couldn't really change my mind...
since I'd just pulled a chunk of plaster out of the wall.

I realized I had so many pictures of the process,
that I decided to break this down into 2 separate posts.
I'm going to show you all the pretty stuff today...
then I'll do a process post with all the behind the scenes stuff later.

This is what we started with...
totally boring...plain.

Be warned...there are lots of pictures.
We'll start with a few before and afters:

And now...just the glorious afters:

I  LoOoOoOove this forged iron hook I found on Etsy for the TP.
It's like the perfect finishing touch.

This funkily angled wall made things fun.

I really like the contrast of the warm, dark brown
on top with the creamy planks on the bottom.
Like chocolate sauce on vanilla ice cream.

Trim details in the corners add interest and hide seams.

I found the TP hook to match these other forged hooks
I picked up at an arts fair a couple years ago.
They're not exact, but once I spray painted them
all the same color, you really can't tell.

I'm always a little amazed at how something as simple as a
plain wood frame can totally change the look of a basic mirror.

And the power of paint NEVER ceases to amaze...
this vanity was transformed with paint alone.
Knobs and faucets don't count. :)

I know DRAB to FAB is a bit cliche but it completely works for me in this powder room.

When I first laid out the plans for this bathroom,
my husband did this one eyebrow up thing and just said...
Are you sure?
Of course I am (almost positively sure)!

Now, he thinks it's as awesome as I do.
He can't wait to show people when they come over.
How about you?

Stay tuned...
I promised I would do a behind the scenes
with some of the details...and I certainly will.
Update: click here for the behind the scenes post.
Until then...remember:
That if the shoe were on the other foot, you would probably walk funny.

P.S. depending on what computer I view this on...
some of these pictures look kinda funky.
Hopefully it's just me.

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  1. So pretty! I love that wreath too! I'm very tempted to do a plank wall in our powder room. This just might have given me the kick in the pants I needed. :)

  2. I love a powder room with a little drama and this one certainly has it now!

  3. What a huge difference your makeover gives the bathroom! I love it and just pinned it to the Fridays Unfolded link board! Thanks for sharing at the party!


  4. Your new bathroom is awesome! What a great job!

  5. Love the plank charming!

    @Seeking Lavender Lane

  6. What a beautiful bathroom makeover - the plank walls are fabulous and really bring that cottage touch!
    Visiting from Tatertots and Jello... Rhonda @ home.made.

  7. G'Day Kelly,

    Major kudos to you for this marvellous makeover! Love the creamy white planks against the deeper, dramatic colour on the top, and the wreath is the perfect accent! Happy weekend!


  8. I have plans to plank our bathroom ... this will give me the courage that I need. Thanks ... yours look great.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  9. Kelly you did an amazing job!! It's a completely new bathroom. Great job! :D

  10. WHat a great job you the brightness of it and the texture the wood brings. Such a gorgeous powder room!

  11. Wow that plank boarding really gave your room some personality! I bet you just love it! I love the feeling it creates and the custom look it gives. Great job!

  12. It looks fantastic, Kelly. I love the brown with the creamy planks too. You did such a great job!

  13. What a lovely transformation on your bathroom. It looks awesome, and I agree the chocolate on top of all that creamy
    white looks amazing. Great accessories too. and love the painted white vanity, came out great.
    Enjoy it...........
    Blessings, Nellie

  14. So pretty! Love creamy white planks... great job! I'm featuring your bathroom tomorrow in my Friday Features. Thanks for linking up to Inspire Me Monday.

  15. This looks awesome, Kelly! Such a great idea! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us this week! Pinning this!

  16. My guest bath needs a little drama and planking will add the look I want. Thanks for the inspiration. Your bath is my cup of tea.

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  18. Absolutely beautiful! I love how you guys decorated the bathroom with those beautiful accents and pieces, like the wreath. The lighting is just intimate and cozy, the perfect way on how I like my toilet to be. Hahaha! Thank you for sharing the pictures! I hope you're in the best of health this season.

    Roxanne Vaughn @ Total


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