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I never would have believed you if you told me I would spend so much time in my office this year. But of course we had a pandemic and like most people, I’ve spend a LOT more time working in my home office.
For my office refresh I added a few extra plants, swapped out my cowhide rug for a chindi rug my sister was getting rid of, and added in a new chair and desk!
I was gifted the Flexispot ergonomic chair and standing desk and these items are exactly what I wanted for the office. I needed a chair that provides better support and I’ve really wanted a standing desk for those days when I need to stretch my legs.
About two years ago I painted our guest bathroom cabinets green as a quick refresh for the space. Today, I’m sharing how I recently upgraded this “so-so” bathroom from boring, to bright and relaxing!
The use of vertical shiplap, mix of natural and neutral tones, and the functional pegs turned this bathroom into one that’s convenient and stylish. Keep scrolling to check out more of the space to learn about my design and DIY process.
From the start, I knew I wanted to add some sort of accent and texture to the walls. I originally thought I would use board and batten but eventually settled for vertical shiplap.
I created “do it yourself” shiplap using 1/4″ plywood. I purchased the plywood from Lowes and had them rip the plywood down to 6″ strips. This ended up being much more cost effective than purchasing tongue and groove shiplap.
I painted the walls and the shiplap “Baby Artichoke” by Behr in a satin finish. keeping the walls and the planks the same color gives the room the feeling of having taller ceilings and it keeps from breaking up the space too much.
THE PEG RAIL
I am loving the peg rail trend and wanted to incorporate it into the room as well. I knew I had a very specific look I wanted for the pegs and decided to make them myself. I purchased 3/4″ and 1.5″ dowels and and cut them to the appropriate lengths for the pegs. After a little wood glue, sanding and staining I had the exact look I wanted.
We have a very basic builder grade 2000’s home. This means the home is PACKED with cheap builder grade finishes, including oversize unframed mirrors.
I decided to frame the mirror instead of buying a new one and I’m so glad I did! I framed out the mirror with pine common board and stained it with my favorite color stain, Early American, by Varathane. Framing the mirror was definitely worth the effort and really upgraded the entire space.
I incorporated additional color and texture with the textiles, rug, and bath tray. This chambray shower curtain by Target’s new Casaluna brand is beautiful (and affordable).
I swapped out a traditional bath mat with this affordable vintage look runner by Unique Loom.
I added in Turkish towels — these towels are super absorbent, stylish, and lint free.
Finally, I found a simple way to incorporate a trendy terrazzo look by using a fun bathroom tray by Target’s Project 62 brand.
Links to all the items used in the bathroom are outlined below.