Hey guys! I’m so excited to show you the finished walls of my basement bathroom today! I covered them entirely with pallet wood and barn wood from our barn. As many of you know I have been working down in my basement to get it finished as a wood workshop for me and my number one goal was to spend the least amount of money possible. In an exchange we were given a pile of old pallet wood that my husband and I hauled down to the basement for me to start work with. I had a little extra sheet rock leftover and a ton of old closet doors I had no use for so this whole basement ended up covered with basically everything but the kitchen sink lol! During it all I saved the best wood I had for the bathroom, here’s my pile of wood and all of the before photos.
With no plans to buy anything new for down here I knew I would have to get VERY creative. Now, this bathroom is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea but I need to make a note here: This is my workshop bathroom, it actually will not be used very often. The reason we put a bathroom down here to begin with was with the plans on having a rental suite in our basement. Well, the plans fell through but not before I had already completed all of the rough in and purchased just about everything we could possibly need down here. Or, in the case of the bathroom cabinets, I had stashed them (and that gorgeous old sink) just for this purpose. So, though I didn’t need a bathroom down here really at all, there was really nothing to do but to go ahead and finish it! I grabbed my air compressor and my Hitachi brad nailer (one of my very favorite tools) and go to work!
I will be posting about the counter top, the sink and probably the mirror too because they were all projects into themselves. As I said before, the idea of covering all of the walls in a place with pallet and barn wood might not be everyone’s cup of tea but I absolutely LOVE how this turned out! I will be leaving the ceilings as-is, totally open with all of the plumbing etc. exposed, this is still a workshop and I like the ruggedness of it all exposed. The floor is still a conundrum for me, I am leaning toward painting it as it is a rather ugly many-times-patched concrete floor so there is a still a lot of work to do! And, of course, at some point I’ll need to get a toilet for down here too! I also plan on giving all of the walls a good vinegar scrub and then putting a couple of coats of sealant on them, right now they’re a little splintery and dirty. As far as the work goes, this was easy! It was just cut the board and tack it on and only took me a couple of afternoons to do the whole bathroom.