I lastly determined what I needed to do to the partitions within the water closet (rest room room) of our grasp lavatory! I simply couldn’t have plain white partitions in there, and tile was out of the query, so I needed to give you one other concept.
A couple of days in the past, I discussed the potential of doing a wooden slat wall (so long as we don’t name it “shiplap” 😀 ), however most of you didn’t like that concept. However a number of of you had different concepts, and as I used to be pondering these concepts, it led me to my ultimate resolution.
So let me again up a bit and clarify that the partitions in the principle a part of the lavatory would be the Fashionable Masters Venetian Plaster end on prime (which is already finished), after which the decrease a part of the partitions shall be white wainscoting identical to I’ve within the hallway lavatory…
I contemplated utilizing easy image body molding on the wainscoting, like I’ve within the music room, however I lastly determined that this type of wainscoting (which I consider is named decide’s paneling) is my favourite. So naturally, it ought to go in our grasp lavatory.
Anyway, a number of of you steered that I simply carry the partitions of the principle lavatory space in to this water closet, however that’s out of the query. There’s simply no manner I can have an all white bathe to the left of the mural wall, after which an space with teal higher partitions and white decrease partitions to the proper of the mural wall. That type of asymmetry would ship me over the sting. At a naked minimal, I would like symmetry of coloration, which means that the bathe and the water closet, on the very least, have to be the identical coloration. So which means the water closet must be white.
However the concept of simply having plain white partitions didn’t sit nicely with me. I’d be tempted to hold paintings on a plain white wall, after which there goes my symmetry of coloration, and it might draw the eye away from the mural. However I LOVED the concept of carrying the wainscoting into the water closet.
I assumed by way of some totally different choices, and I cherished the concept of doing the decrease partitions the very same manner as the principle a part of the room (identical to within the hallway lavatory), after which including the identical wall remedy above the chair rail as nicely, and portray all of it white.
The issue with that concept is that I’m nonetheless planning on incorporating the glass penny tile into the wainscoting in the principle a part of the room, and I did NOT need to add tile to the water closet. I couldn’t give you a approach to have the identical decrease wall design in each areas, however have the principle space with the glass tile, and the water closet with out the glass tile, and make that look intentional and deliberate. I believe it might simply appear to be I ran out of tile and needed to make do.
So ultimately, I made a decision to do the decide’s paneling within the water closet, however take it the total peak of the wall. After which the entire thing shall be painted white. Clearly, this addition gained’t be completely symmetrical with the bathe, however actually, there’s no approach to obtain good symmetry with the bathe except I’m prepared to tile the partitions within the water closet. And I’m not. However so long as each areas are white, I’m okay with that.
I received fairly a bit finished on this little space yesterday. I began by including baseboards alongside the ground (utilizing 1″ x 5″ pre-primed lumber), after which added some horizontal items across the prime of the partitions on the ceiling. For these, I used 1″ x 6″ items. After which I added the vertical items, that are 1″ x 4″ lumber.
At this level, it seems to be fairly plain, and type of has a farmhouse board and batten look to it. And if you need that full peak farmhouse board and batten look, that is the place you’d cease. You’d simply fill the nail holes with wooden filler, caulk the areas the place the boards meet the wall and ceiling, and paint.
However after all, the farmhouse board and batten look isn’t fairly what I’m going for in right here, so I nonetheless have fairly a little bit of trim so as to add to take this from farmhouse to conventional, which is way more my type.
However hopefully you possibly can type of envision how the 2 will coordinate with one another. If you happen to can, attempt to envision the hallway lavatory type of wainscoting beneath the higher blue partitions, with the glass penny tile integrated into the wainscoting, after which the identical type of paneling put in full peak within the water closet.
This can be a a lot smaller space than the bathe, so it was troublesome to get image of the wall that’s truly hidden behind the mural wall (perpendicular to the mural wall). That is the wall the place the bathroom will truly go, and this wall is not going to be divided into three sections like the opposite two partitions.
I purchased an area saving, wall-hugging rest room to go in right here in order that the bathroom gained’t stick out previous the brief wall (the mural wall), and if I divide that wall into three equal sections, that places one of many vertical items behind the bathroom. And I don’t have 3/4-inch to spare behind the bathroom. Plus, I’ve a plan for this wall because it’s tucked away, and no matter I do there gained’t detract from the mural. So on that wall, I’m trimming it out as one huge rectangle reasonably than three.
Anyway, I received all the important boards put in, did somewhat caulking across the ceiling, after which crammed all the nail holes and joints with wooden filler.
I love to do the wooden filling and sanding at this stage, reasonably than ready till after the remainder of the trim is put in, in order that it may be sanded with a rotary sander. If I set up the remainder of the trim first, after which do the sanding, all of it needs to be finished by hand as a result of the remainder of the trim stands out only a tiny bit previous these boards, and it’s not possible to make use of a rotary sander after that trim is put in and never mess it up with the sander. I do know that from expertise. 🙂
So it’s nothing fairly to take a look at simply but. I left it at this ugly stage, which I at all times name the “hen pox stage” in my thoughts. It at all times jogs my memory of an individual with hen pox with calamine lotion on every little itchy bump. 😀
I’m simply completely happy to have lastly decided that I’m pleased with — a choice that permits me to maintain the room white whereas including some curiosity to the partitions in a manner that may maintain me from needing to hold paintings on the wall that may present from the principle a part of the room. And in case you can’t envision it simply but, I ought to have way more progress to share with you on Friday.
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