Farmhouse Bathroom Revamp With Vertical Shiplap

7 Materials
2 Days

Looking for a way to revamp your bathroom by only adding layers, texture, paint, and new decor? Check out more of my DIY's and Revamps here!

Before Revamp

The bathroom was dark with no texture.

I taped up the walls and painted them White Dove by Benjamin Moore.

This is where you rip your shiplap (utility panel) to the width you want.

I did mine to 5inches wide. I started against the shower for the first piece and worked my way across the wall.

I used my metal flat rod to space the vertical shiplap out and a nail gun to hold it in place. I worked my way across the wall until I came to the bathroom cabinet. Once I was at the bathroom cabinet, I then shorted the length of the shiplap piece to make it the same height as the other pieces.

Once the vertical shiplap was up. I used White Dove again to paint the ship lap with a brush and wall roller.

After the paint was dry,

I added a piece of molding across the entire section of vertical shiplap. Once I nailed it up, I painted it with the same paint color.

Then I took a 1/2 inch piece of molding across the top of the bathroom vanity to create a crisp line

Last part that I did was to paint the cabinet with Sea Salt.

I did not have to prime the cabinet because, I has used chalk paint on them when I first moved in. If you do not have a primer, you will need to prime them.

Finally time to style! I added in a floating shelf, a vintage mirror, and layered it with baskets an

Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Top Hometalk Projects

31 Astounding Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Contact Paper
Does Your Staircase Need an Update?
17 Faux Brick Ideas For Your Home
Grab Some Pool Noodles And Copy These 3 Ideas
Craft Organization Ideas Mom Will Love
30 Genius Ways To Make The Most Of Your Closet Space
3 Gorgeous And Unique Ideas To Display Your Plants
Jessica Russell Itty Bitty Farmhouse

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 of 12 questions
  • Crystal Redwing
    Crystal Redwing
    on Apr 4, 2020

    Will the boards warp with time because of moisture?

    • Christine
      on Apr 11, 2020

      If your bathroom gets a lot of moisture, say mulitiple people taking long showers ever morning and no vent, add a line or 2 of industrial adhesive to the wall before putting up each board. They'll never warp! They'll also never come of the wall if you want to remove them!

  • Glenda
    on Apr 4, 2020

    I love your project and the shower curtain! Can you share where you found it?

  • Janice
    on Apr 19, 2020

    I guess you had to paint the walls first before putting up the shiplap to keep from showing through?? And what was the metal thing used for that you mentioned? Everything looks gorgeous by the way!!!

    • Anna Ibarra
      Anna Ibarra
      on May 20, 2020

      She use the metal to space them the vertical boards. And it seems, by her pics she didn’t paint behind the vertical boards. And guessing from the metal flat/thin rod it may/ or may not peep out a grey background. She may have wanted the look of it. Great job either way.

Join the conversation

2 of 76 comments
Your comment...