Monday, February 28, 2011

Board and Batten Bathroom

So we moved into our house a year ago and I painted the guest bath a bright yellow. I didn't get a sample before I bought my gallon and got it home and really didn't like it. BUT I paid for it so I figured I must use it. So I did...and I've never been happy with it. I knew I wanted to do something else but wasn't sure what. Until I saw Gail's post on her Board and Batten back splash in her kitchen. I loved it and knew that's what I wanted to do. My Dad is the most talented guy I know and while visiting I told him my plans. He had a stash of 1x4's that he wasn't using and gave them to me! And for my birthday I got a Lowes gift card so that paid for my paint. So this project literally didn't cost me a dime!!

Here are my bathroom BEFORE pictures:

These are the original 1981 cabinets and it just didn't go with the black mirror or the counter top...

I think my friend summed it's just Country looking...

And here's my AFTER Board and Batten Bathroom:

I just love how it turned out!

I painted the cabinets a glossy black and which brings out the mirror, light fixture and other black accents.

Instead of working around the baseboard, I took it up and used a 1x4 instead and put down new shoe molding.

That's me!

The sides of the sink were too narrow to add any boards so instead I just ran the top boards across the top.

Here's the other side of the mirror.

Up close of the board and batten. I used a semi-gloss white paint. Painters caulk is my new best friend!

I painted the walls first (yes, that's just dry wall) and then painted my boards and then attached everything together and gave it all one final coat.

As I mentioned friend said it went from Country to Kickin! :)

Next I plan to do my breakfast area the same way.

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