We gutted our bathroom when we bought our house and updated it some but my style has clearly changed some since then. It wasn't that there was anything wrong with it the way it was, it just simply felt out of place considering the rest of our home is now full of neutrals, woods, and whites.
I saw a tutorial on Pinterest, originally from Bower Power (so ALL credit for this GENIUS idea goes to Katie!!) but I just wanted to share my experience with this method and show how much it transformed this bathroom. Like the large majority of the projects I have shared with you so far, this one was done on a small budget - $25 for the "shiplap" and $15 for the new towel hooks. Everything else (stain, drawer pulls, and spray paint) I already had from past projects.
For starters, the walls got a coat of white paint. I always make it a point to check the mis-tint section anytime I'm at the hardware store and I lucked out and found a $10 gallon mis-tint - its actually what started this whole project! The next step was to mark where I wanted my lines to be.
To do this, I made three "columns" per wall of little pencil marks spaced at 8 inches. Then, I ran a piece of tape across each row to connect the three pencil marks. Once that was up, I eyeballed the gap between the next piece of tape to create the paint line. You will use more tape than you would ever imagine - it took me almost 2 full rolls for our bathroom.
Once the tape was up, it was time to paint the "gaps." I used regular black craft paint for this part. I made sure the tape had been pressed down VERY FIRMLY to avoid any bleeding outside of the area where I wanted the paint to be.
To bring it all together, I sanded all the paint off the vanity and stained it, added drawer pulls to the top two drawers, gave our light fixture a coat of spray paint, and added a hook for the hand towel and two for our bath towels.