One of my favorite things in our house are the planked walls in the kids bathroom.
Unfortunately, the only time I spend looking at them is when I'm in there scrubbing the toilet. And, honestly, how much fun is that? None. At. All.
I needed some planks where I could actually appreciate them, and our side entry seemed like the perfect spot. We come and go from there all day long, and I can see it from the kitchen and the laundry room, which is were I spend most of my time. It's also where most visitors enter the house, so it's the first impression they get.
I was tired of the brown walls that we had chosen to hide dirty fingerprints. I was craving something lighter and brighter.
Enter the new planked walls...
I wanted wider planks than we used in the bathroom, so we used shiplap siding.
I painted the walls above the shiplap Sherwin Williams' "Comfort Gray," which is the same as my kitchen walls.
And, while I was lightening up the space, I got out my paint brush and put a little "duck egg" chalk paint on the bench.
I may do some more tweaking down the road. There are two boob lights I'd like to replace, and I want to add a bamboo shade to the window. I'm also trying to decide if I want to paint the console and mirror and possibly the doors. Decisions, decisions.
But, for now I'm just enjoying the planks and the light and airy feeling of this space.
I had to laugh the other day. My sister, who lives just a few minutes from the ocean, was telling me that her kids were teasing her for buying a blue and white striped rug for her family room. They thought it was too "beachy" for a non-beach house.
I told her not to listen to them. My entryway is totally coastal, and I live at least 12 hours away from the ocean.
Have a fabulous weekend!!
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