Hi I’m Philip and I’m Samantha and today we’re going to show you how we transformed our boring bathroom space into this soothing spa first let me show you how we’re going to do this by building a shiplap wall and then I’m going to show you how I style the shelves that you can see behind me alright let’s get started when it comes to shiplap there are many products to choose from painted MDF particle board with a veneer and solid wood these versions have their places it just depends on the type of application and place that you’re installing shiplap for my bathroom I’m deciding to use a solid wood product because I don’t want any veneer to be affected by moisture that would be in a bathroom out of all the shiplap options available I selected this whitewashed version to be used in my bathroom this is my bathroom it’s a mess stuff has been sitting around and my jacuzzi tub has been acting like a shelf but we’re gonna transform this into an amazing spa ok so the first thing we are going to do is we are going to find the studs.

To mount the shiplap to for some reason I really enjoy finding studs in my wall I use the Zirocon e-50 I’ll put the link in the description for you it works great Ok now that we’ve found the studs We are going to draw a line from the top to the bottom so we have a center to hold everything to I recommend using a large or long level for when you draw your lines on your drywall and make sure you pay attention to that bubble you don’t want your line to be crooked you want to follow that stud all the way down to make sure that you’re nailing in the right spot later on now we can go cut our boards to fit the width of this space first we start with the side frame what is a side frame well think of it as kind of like a picture frame it’s the sides that are gonna hold in the shiplap to your wall you make these because you want your shiplap to go up evenly as it goes up the wall and right now I’m cutting the two I guess frames if you will using my table saw right here I’m just cutting a 1 by 4 right in half so I have it’s actually with the blade it’s a little bit less than probably an inch and a half on either side but it does the job and here what I’m doing is I’m taking those strips that I just cut and I’m test-fitting it and then I’m using some liquid nails to apply to the back because there’s no stud that this is gonna attach to you want to make sure that you use a level at this point because you want everything to be true and what true means is right angles going all the way up as you attach your shiplap which we’re gonna do here in just a minute before we can install the shiplap I have to cut the boards to size at this time you know I just want to thank you all for watching this if you like this video smash that thumbs up for me and hit that subscribe button and ding that bill to get notified when I post new videos all right back to work okay so here what I’m doing is I’m test-fitting the first shiplap board here you can see it’s nice and flush and now I’m using my level to make sure everything is perfect now I’m nailing the shiplap to the wall after everything’s nailed to the wall I had to fill the holes with wood putty there were a lot of holes I had to take care of once they were all filled I was able to sand everything and then prep it for painting now because I purchased a pre painted whitewashed version of shiplap it made painting a lot easier Samantha requested that I make some floating shelves for this space and this is what I came up with if you want to check out that video I’ll put the link in the description installing the hardware was pretty straightforward I just drilled straight into the shiplap and there’s nothing really behind this but drywall it’s strong enough to hold the hardware and the shelf so nothing to worry about the hardest part honestly was just getting everything aligned make sure you have a good tape measure and level handy these shelves are pretty much strong enough to hold anything that my wife wants to put on them now that they’re installed it’s ready for my wife to start designing hi guys I’m here to talk about the shelves that Philip so nicely built for me I love decorating and designing shelves we have some built-ins in our house that Philip also had built and I spent a lot of time working on those and this bathroom presented another design challenge for me so when I style shelves I tend to get a lot of items together first so I go through the house I grab whatever items that we aren’t using even some items that I am using in places and then I also love to buy decor items at places like Target, Hobby Lobby Home Goods, TJ Maxx there’s so many places now that have such cute items for your home so what I do once I have all the items together I kind of lay them out on the floor and then I take turns placing different objects on the shelf and seeing how they look together so it can take some time to get the balance right you want each shelf to look balanced and what I mean by that is you want a few tall objects a few smaller objects and so I do this by changing out the items standing back and taking a look taking a few pictures and then seeing which option looks the best so here’s what I came up with for our ship lap wall with shelves I hope you guys like how I styled them I think it gives the bathroom a very relaxing peaceful feeling don’t forget to subscribe and hit that like button thanks you