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Our New Shiplap Bathroom – Decorhint

Today is the day! The big reveal of our new bathroom. In case you didn’t see what I was doing InstagramWe recently did a small renovation of our master bathroom. It’s been a long time coming to get this space in order, and I’m so happy with how everything turned out. Let me give you a tour!


First, a little quick peek at the above. This bathroom is your typical construction grade bathroom. The walls and ceilings were painted the same matte beige, which made things look kind of yellow/peachy and dreary. I knew we didn’t have the budget to completely renovate this space, but I at least wanted a different vibe in there. More comfortable atmosphere.

We have a Shiplap bathroom

And here it is! The ship was the piece de resistance! We decided to make it easy by adding it as an accent behind the vanity and sink areas. This is a good way to keep the budget under control, but it’s easier not having to join shiplap corners and work over the shower area. Hopefully there will be some new tiles in the shower area in the next few years, so it will come off at some point anyway. Why waste a good ship in that area?

Shiplap bathroom with gray cabinets and rug

I’ve been lucky to work with Weber Lumber For our shiplap. I sent them the room measurements and they gave me the amount of boards I would need (right down to the nail – I only had one small piece of board left!) The nice thing about ordering them online is that you don’t have to haul all the wood from the store to your car and then to your house. It just shows up on your doorstep!

Shiplap bathroom with gray cabinets and rug

Installation was very easy as well. The hardest part is placing the sheet on the two walls so that it looks perfect. My husband helped me with this part a little.

Shiplap bathroom with gray cabinets and rug

Once the shingles were installed, we painted all of the walls and ceilings with Valspar Ultra White satin paint. It really brightened things up and the painting gave the bathroom some much needed charm and character.


To balance all the squareness in the room, we decided on this These black arched mirrors Which I found on Amazon. I needed something longer than 40 inches and this was a steal! It’s not too heavy to hang which is a plus in my book.


I couldn’t stand the old decorative lights that were there before. These new lights I have a vintage feel to me with the milk balls, and they were fairly inexpensive. The only thing I didn’t realize is that they only take… Chandelier bulbs Which is annoying but whatever.

Shiplap bathroom with gray cabinets and rug

At some point, I’ll put it on a dimmer since the LEDs we have are a bit bright (especially at 6:30am)!


We have chosen These rustic walnut shelves measure 12 inches To hang next to the mirror. It is both practical and decorative. I use them to hold jewelry, night creams, and nail polish (stashed in pretty baskets and bowls, of course). I also put a couple of tires on This little succulent On it for some decorative style.

Close-up of wooden shelves in a flat bathroom


I chose this one Inexpensive matte black handles And These handles To attach to mirrors with black frames. I love the handles, my husband is not sold on handles. It’s a bit modern so we can replace it with something more rustic, e.g this. Either way, the addition of this device has really upped the ante.


The best part about these little renovations is the decorating at the end. Am i right??? I really wanted to strike a balance between modern and rustic in this bathroom and I knew exactly what this bathroom needed: warm colors and wood tones!

Shiplap bathroom with gray cabinets and rug

The wooden shelves help a little but I needed more. This sturdy Kamran rug we have helps a little too (I almost wish I could go a little darker with the colors). I hung up This bird’s nest art Which I love (it’s available at Art store O people). I found the black frame first at a thrift store and printed the art to match.

I also picked up this rustic wooden stool from a thrift store and it’s the perfect extra touch next to the sink. I use it as a small makeup stool and as a towel holder when I take a shower.

Votive candle in the bathroom

Behind the sink area is my grandmother’s antique mirror that doubles as a tray to hold an old Mason jar of Epsom salts, a little succulent, and whatever I’m using in the bathroom at the moment. I need more art in this room so stay tuned!

Close-up of a blue mason jar filled with Epsom salts on an antique mirror

So that concludes this Shiplap bathroom tour – I hope you like it. These other posts may also be useful to you:

You must have bathroom measurements

DIY bathtub tray

Easy to make mirror frame

Our new bathroom

Karen Sloan

Karen Sloan is the founder, editor, and syndicated content writer for www.decorhint.com. They offer glimpses of inspiration for everyday life, including home ideas, DIY projects and lifestyle content. Her work has appeared on Google News, MSN, Pioneer Woman, Apartment Therapy, Bustle, and more.


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