Shiplap Bathroom Reveal

First, allow me apologize for not sharing these pics + progress sooner! I hate when bloggers take foreverrrrrrr in between project updates and I feel like it’s been way too long since I brought you guys up-to-speed on my mini bathroom project. #badblogger

The good great news is that the cliff hanger is over, this bathroom is officially done, and a spot in our house that I was never in love with has me excited for the first time ever!

An Unexpected Bathroom Makeover

shiplap_bathroom_reveal-15For only making cosmetic updates and not touching the tile, cabinets or shower, I can’t believe how different this bathroom looks. I would probably vote this entire transformation as one of my most unexpected projects because….

  • Bathroom updates weren’t on my DIY radar until I swapped out the builder grade mirror for something more me. [ENTER the SLIPPERY SLOPE OF IDEAS H E R E]
  • I feel like my style is evolving to be very light, bright and airy. Yet this space’s bold paint totally contradicted that path…. and I still LOVE it!!
  • I never expected to love this space in my house, especially without having the opportunity to change out the vanity, tile, and shower. Yet I made it work and I am unexpectedly heart-eyed over our only bathroom.


This entire process has really taught me that working with what I already have can make more of a difference than I ever anticipated. It also reinforced the fact that making a space so “you” doesn’t have to come with a $10,000 renovation bill.

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The DIY shiplap, bold paint, airy/affordable light fixture, round mirror and overall simplicity of this new look feels so much more like “me” now and less builder-grade.
shiplap_bathroom_reveal-10I think it was the final touches that brought it all together. I bought the art from Minted (this print and this print) and framed those two prints with a Michaels Frame (smaller one) and a larger one from Target. The simple two-toned container on top of the toilet now holds an extra roll of toilet paper (love this idea from one of our fav blogs, Chris Loves Julia). I scored the ceramic container for $16 at Crate and Barrel Outlet.
shiplap_bathroom_progress-6I knew I wanted non-bathroom-ish rug in here and actually had a hard time finding something that was this size but didn’t scream “I BELONG IN A BATHROOM!”. After lots of searching in stores and online, I stumbled across this $12 (!!!) rug at HomeGoods and I’m literally obsessed with it. I wish they made it in every size for such an affordable price. shiplap_bathroom_reveal-15The rug is so soft and makes the space feel a little less bathroom and a bit more stylish. And for $12….Can you even?!! HomeGoods only had one when I was there, but my eyes have been peeled ever since. If I find more, I may stock up on a few of these just in case this one gets run down over time.

The soap dispenser is old but was originally from HomeGoods. The faux succulent is from Target’s clearance section. I love the white, geometric vase and love that it looks real. I’m literally the w-o-r-s-t at keeping succulents alive so I figured this ‘looks-real-yet-requires-zero-maintence’ plant was the way to go… at least until I get my succulent act together. #wishfulthinkingshiplap_bathroom_progress-29

I’m still loving the mirror and vanity light. Both bring that light and airy feel I love so much to this room, and both work well with the darker, moodier paint.


Thank YOU!

I’m sure you guys are just as relieved as I am to finally be done with this room. Before we officially move onto the next room (!!) in our house, I want to say THANK YOU for the encouragement, support, and advice you have offered throughout this unexpected bathroom journey.

So many of you have weighed in with paint suggestions and were SO supportive when I shiplapped the bathroom by myself. It’s your kind words and support that makes me love sharing this crazy DIY journey with you.

And since then, so many of you have reached out letting me know that you’re tackling shiplap in your homes and I honestly could not be more excited for you! My favorite part of blogging is connecting with other people who are inspired to make their own homes a place that they LOVE and for that, this bathroom journey has been more than I ever could have hoped it would be.

Thank YOU, thank YOU, thank YOU! I may be moving onto the next thing on my to-do list, but for those of you who are now tackling shiplap, please promise me that you’ll keep me updated on your progress.


  • shawnna griffin

    Hey girl love the bathroom! So cool!

  • tidymom

    Love the bathroom!! I have a few questions.
    what size are the prints and frames? Do you have edison bulbs in the light fixture? and if so are they a yellow light? I recently bought a light that uses the edison bulbs and while I love the look, I hate the yellow light to provide when on.
    Love the shiplap too!

    • Great questions.

      1. The glasses print is 8×10 and the abstract art is 11×14.
      2. I bought lights that are clear bulbs and white light because I completely agree with the yellow thing. I hate when the lights appear yellow-y when they’re on.

    • tidymom

      thanks so much!! so are those bulbs different than the edison bulbs?

      oh, and I meant to tell you, I couldn’t click on the products in the slide, because the pinterest button pops up 😉

    • The exact light bulbs is: Ecosmart’s clear soft white 40W

      And thank you SO MUCH for telling us about the pin button — we had no idea! We looking into changing that asap! Thank you again.

  • Austin Schneider

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the reveal! And I’m insanely jealous of that rug, because it’s generally impossible to find the same thing in two different HomeGoods! Ha ha.

    • RIGHT?! I’ve gone to like 10 different HomeGoods since buying this one (literally) to try and find a back-up…. no luck, YET. Hopefully one of these days I’ll find another one!

  • So amazing! Now you’re inspiring me to fix up our bathroom 🙂

    • Aw, yay!! Thanks Gretchen, I’d love to see your progress!!

  • Hannah

    This looks amazing! You did such a great job! I am lol-ing at your comment about the succulents. I, too, have the succulent black thumb of death. Aren’t they supposed to be no-brainers to care for? Glad I’m not the only one with doomed succulents! 🙂

    • Haha I definitely do NOT think they are no-brainers (at least I hope not) because I’ve had lots (and lots!!) of unsuccessful succulents!! Thanks for the support =)

  • Kristen Ayotte

    The bathroom makeover looks great! I think as readers it’s nice to see more budget friendly room makeovers too; helps prove that you don’t always have to have a huge budget and a gut job to improve your space.

    • Thank you so much, Kristen!! May times the challenge of working with what you already have is more of a reality than starting fresh, so I’m glad I could help! =)

  • It looks so good!! I love how it all turned out. The mirror, paint color, and rug are my favorites! I am going to go search every HomeGoods in my area until I find that rug!! 🙂

  • Ashley Sorrick

    It looks amazing!!! Great job!

  • Makala McKirahan

    What is the name of the gray paint? Thanks!

  • Sara Skierski Hofmann

    Can you tell me where you found the bathroom light fixture? You’ve inspired me to work in my boys’ bathroom.

  • Valarie

    What kind of shiplap did you use? Everywhere I look it says dry conditions only. I want to do my full bath.

    • I bought quarter inch plywood boards and had them cut down to approx. 6 inch strips. Then I glued and nailed those pieces onto the wall and so far I haven’t had any problems having it in the bathroom. Hope that helps, Valarie!

    • Valarie

      Thank you so much!

  • Maggie Champion Grevstad

    Love the color you used. Did I miss what color it is? I’d love to use this when I remodel my bathroom.

    • Thanks Maggie! The color is Behr’s Creek Bend.