My Master Bath Got a Shiplap Transformation!

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I've been wanting to upgrade our master bath since we moved into our home a little over 2 years ago. I was determined to upgrade it on a dime (well just a few dimes) and do all the work. I tackled our kitchen a few months ago and even tho it was A LOT of work, I knew I could do our master bath.
Here's how the process went.....
Before and After shot...
The builder grade oak cabinets are original to the home which was built in 2007. Solid cabinets so there's no reason to rip them out when I knew I could transform them.
Prep is ESSENTIAL to ANY transformation! I removed all the doors, hardware and hinges. I normally use TSP but was out so I used my 2nd favorite cleaner, 'Greased Lightning'. You name it, it gets it off! I scrubbed them and used a tooth brush in the corners where nearly a decade worth of gunk was in. I rinsed them off with a mixture of D-Natured alcohol and water. Then let them set in the sun for about an hour to dry.
This is where the fun begins, General Finishes Milk paint went on so beautiful. I used a Cling On brush (I buy mine through Brass Tacks Tulsa on Etsy. Wonderful customers service and lightning fast shipping) and dipped in water often and painted on the milk paint. The water with the Cling On brush produces the most FLAWLESS finish. It looks like I sprayed them.

I always leave my mark somewhere and just had to in our bathroom!
Next up was moving the lights from the vanity wall to the ceiling. I can do a lot and learn to do pretty much anything but sometimes you just have to know when to say "HELP!". That's when you call on the experts like my father in law, Earl. Who so graciously came over one Saturday morning and helped Rob and I with the electrical and hanging the lights. 8 hrs later, we have lights!
It is now Monday and I'm on my own to hang the shiplap. NO worries, I am women, hear me roar!

After painting the walls with the beautiful Sea Salt I started in on the ship lap. Measuring twice, cutting once. I had already found the studs and marked them with chalk. I then started nailing up the planks with my nail gun. I then filled the holes with Durham's Rock Hard water putty. Once set, I sand with a sanding block. I used 1x2 trim to frame out the shiplap to give it a finished look. I then caulked all the seams between the tongue and groove and trim.
Full reveal and step by step of what I did is on the blog but here's a few pics for you to drool over.
Gorgeous Hardware is from D Lawless Hardware. THE BEST customer service and top notch quality hardware!
Light fixtures, faucets and mirrors from Home Depot.
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