Renovations, The Buffalo BurrowBeadboard in the Master Bath March 26, 2020 This is a sponsored post by Lowe’s Home Improvement. All opinions are 100% my own. The last update I shared on our master bath was the tile! I’m still so in love with that tile. As I said in yesterday’s post, I hate the reason we’re all staying home right now. But, I am determined to use this time well. For us, that means 1) reconnecting as a family, 2) settling our home as much as we’re able, and 3) catching you guys up on all the progress! Remember, this master bath presented a very real challenge…that ended up being my favorite part of the room! There is this center “hallway” that our closet doors are off of with a window at the end. I have fallen hard for this layout after spending time in the space and seeing it develop. What made this room go from potentially weird to purposeful was the idea to wrap beadboard around the space and then paint it all the same color as the doors so it blends. Today, I want to show you guys the beadboard! Sadly, we had to immediately cover all of the tile as soon as it was dry so that the dust from carpentry and then paint didn’t damage any of it. So, we’ll have to wait just a bit to see it all together. But the beadboard is wrapped around the room and it immediately changed the space! We used these Pine Tongue and Groove Wall Planks for the beadboard. They’re the same thickness as the sheetrock, so laying them on top of sheetrock made them even with all of the door trim. We ended up removing the sheetrock behind them and installing them straight to the studs. Just like the wall boards in our kitchen, we don’t have to have sheetrock behind them since they’re tongue and groove. We were initially considering using a different product that wasn’t tongue and groove that would just lay on top of the sheetrock, but ended up liking the quality and finish of this one best. Had we nailed down this product sooner, we could’ve only installed the sheetrock above. After the beadboard was installed, Chris installed all of the door trim on top of it. All of that gorgeous trimwork is all Chris’ doing. He’s a carpenter for sure and chose this design himself to really play up the old house feel. This is the same trim that’s installed throughout the house. After the door trim was in, we installed a 1 x 4″ board at the top of the beadboard for the pegs to go on. I wanted a top shelf board because I think it feels more finished. We ripped a 1 x 4″ down to 1 x 2.5″ for that. Now, let’s talk about my pegs! We have a few more places to add them in here, but they’re installed around the vanity area. I’ve jokingly said this will be “the house of pegs,” because I LOVE THEM. I equally love the old-house and shaker feel they bring in and also the function they provide. They’re already in our kitchen and this bath, but I have plans to add them to a good many more spaces before we’re done. We used these Madison Mill Birch Dowel Pins. Installing them was really easy. We drilled 1/2″ holes and used this wood glue to install them. Pegs are so useful because you can truly hang all the things on them! In here, think bath towels, robes, and even baskets filled with toiletries or hand towels. Now, let’s talk about the mirrors. I gave a glimpse of this wall on Instagram, so you may have seen it. I picked out black framed mirrors for the space, but sadly, they were out of stock when it came time to order. I planned to just find a similar option, but then had the idea to really play up the shaker vibes I love in here. Just like we’re building in the doors with beadboard and trim, I decided to build in the mirrors as well! Chris used the same 1 x 4″ board that the pegs are mounted to around the room and framed in these basic frameless mirrors. They come in a variey of sizes are are a great option if you just want an inexpensive frameless mirror or if you want to build the frame yourself. These cost $25 each and the boards for framing were also inexpensive. This mirror solution saved us about $150 per mirror compared to the other choices I was looking at! What I really loved about this idea was envisioning them trimmed out in the same olive green as the beadboard and trimwork (HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams Conduit Grey). I knew it would really let these gorgeous lights we’ve chosen for over each mirror and the vanity shine. The more I design spaces, I’ve realized that my natural tendency is to focus on what will make a statement, the focal point. But for something to really stand out and be special, I’ve learned that something else has to quiet. While I think these olive framed mirrors are going to be a beautiful compliment to the space, I do think they’ll quiet more than a statement-making mirror. And the other elements will shine even more as a result. Tomorrow, I’m going to share this room all sprayed Conduit Grey! I dreamed of this olive green bathroom with all its texture and dimension for so long and can’t wait to show you guys how it looks painted.