This week I’m excited to share how we transformed our tiny hallway bathroom for practically nothing! We started out with a very yellow bathroom. I wanted to add some character to the wall behind the toilet.The first project I did was to add faux shiplap behind the toilet. I had some plywood strips leftover from my faux shiplap closet doors, so this was a cheap project. I feel like I’m bringing out my inner Joanna Gaines when I add shiplap to a room!
First I cut the plywood strips down to the size of the wall behind the toilet, in my case it was right around three feet long.
Then I sanded the stacks of plywood, just to give each piece a clean edge.
I used a trim nailer to hang the plywood strips. I went for 1″ nails because I wanted it to attach to the drywall, without puncturing any pipes that could be behind the wall.
Then I caulked the edges to give it a seamless look. Because I already had the leftover plywood and caulk on hand this project was completely free!
I had some white paint on hand I used to cover the plywood. **This post contains affiliate links** I picked up this set of three black baskets from Target, and love the way that they pop against the white walls.
Because this room is so small, I wanted to do something really bold on the other walls.
I ended up choosing Benjamin Moore “Midnight Oil” and I LOVE the way it looks! This isn’t the first time I’ve painted a bathroom black! In our auction house I added planking and painted the walls black!
This sad little hallway powder bathroom has come a long ways with this simple change! Later this week I’ll share the simple budget changes that we made to the other side of the bathroom! If you’ve got a space that you want to add some character to, try bringing out your inner Joanna Gaines and add some shiplap!
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