Master Bathroom Makeover Project-One Room Challenge Week 2

May 14, 2020

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Master Bathroom Makeover Project

Here we are already in week two of the One Room Challenge. This Master Bathroom Makeover Project has been a long time coming! I have wanted to redo this space for several years now and it is finally happening. And week two did not disappoint! (For a recap of last week, jump over to this post).

ORC label

Week two was full of changes. Our builder grade cabinets were in need of some updating. Amazing what paint can do!

From this….

stained bathroom cabinets

To this….

black painted bathroom cabinets

This Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black paint is my go-to for all of my black paint needs. Love it!! A true black through and through.

Above the vanity area we have this awkward shelf that I’ve never really been too fond of. I decided to make it more of a feature wall and added 1×6 carsiding up there….

girl on ladder installing vertical carsiding for the master bathroom makeover project

vertical shiplap in master bathroom project

Painted it the Tricorn Black and then continued onto the ceiling.

Bathroom ceiling with carsiding

ceiling with carsiding

Added a couple coats of Tricorn Black paint to the ceiling too and I love it!! I was a little worried it would make the room feel smaller, but it has actually done quite the opposite. It feels bigger! Because of the nature of carsiding, it’s helpful to paintbrush all of the cracks and then roll the paint on….

carsiding ceiling painted black

black carsiding ceiling for the master bathroom makeover project

As you can see from the window picture below I changed out our builder grade trim and added the thicker, chunkier craftsman trim I’m gradually changing all of my rooms over to. What a difference this simple change makes to any room….

bathroom window framed with craftsman trim

My go-to trim color is Behr Marquee Ultra Pure White. It’s a true bright white.

Lastly, I added some 1×6 stained shelves on metal brackets to the water closet. I love this light stain color against the Tricorn Black paint! (Affiliate link included)

floating shelves in master bathroom



Along with all of the projects of the week, I also did a little bit of shopping….online, of course–because, again, Corona. :( Who doesn’t love shopping for all of the shiny bathroom hardware?! New lights, towel bars, cabinet handles, and mirrors–Coming Soon!! (Affiliate Links Included)

So after a lot of vertical shiplap and black paint that pretty much wrapped up week two of the master bathroom makeover project. Next week I bring you a little more shiplap and installation of all of my fun shopping finds!!

Until next week,

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  1. Nancy Jordan

    I Love it Nicole, you are so talented and you do such a wonderful job!!

    • Nicole Nigg

      Thank you Nancy! That is so sweet of you! Hope all is well!!

  2. Maureen McGowan

    Can you get a before and after shot of the whole bathroom. Probably too hard with the small space, but would love to see.



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