As promised I’m popping in with yet another pool house update! Things are getting EXCITING over there, finally! They have almost all of the paneling up on the ceilings and walls. I know it’s a little hard to imagine with all the tools and materials in here, but use your imagination!
Let’s back up to the paneling a minute. We couldn’t find quite the right look we were going for at the big box stores. I wanted more of a classic cottage style paneling, more tongue and groove, and less shiplap-py. My grandparent’s original cottage across the lake is completely paneled like this in pine, and I just love the charm of it.
My Uncle Rick is doing all the finishing and trim work – he built my parent’s home, and our sunroom at the last house too! He had a local company custom mill all of these panels for us. They are made out of MDF, and he put V grooves at 6-inch increments down each board. They are exactly what we wanted and I can’t wait to see them painted all white.
Major props to these guys, because this structure was built 70 years ago. You can imagine there aren’t a lot of actual straight lines in here. They have painstakingly adjusted everything to keep the lines running straight all the way down. They still need to trim out all the seams, but it’s looking great! You can see below he mocked up a few different trim ideas, we are going with the far right section.
You can also see they are making progress on the beds here too. Above is the headboard and the footboard cubby in one of the beds. They will add the trim details and the rest of the frame next.
Here’s a view from the entry into the mudroom and bathroom. I actually switched up my design plan a bit from when I shared it before. When you walk in the door of the mudroom area you will see a console table/storage unit, and a peek at the bathroom vanity. I decided I wanted the punch of color in the mudroom vs. the bathroom. I didn’t want the two pieces to compete if that makes sense?
I went with this wood vanity from Signature Hardware in the bathroom. I plan on adding color in there with some fun towels.
Here is what I’m thinking for the mudroom area. I’m on the hunt for a big storage piece that is still narrow. I want a place to store sunscreen, towels, and extra goggles, etc. This one is in the running but I’m still shopping around.
These cute vintage pool prints caught my eye as well. I’m looking for a few fun prints to cover up that electrical box. These are top contenders.
I also bought these sconces for the bathroom, I know I switched that up too! But I saw these and immediately fell in love.
I also picked out this quartz for the snack bar. It’s by Vicostone and the color is Olympus White. It has a really pretty gray tone that goes well with the gray backsplash tile we are using.
The rest of the lights arrived and they are so pretty in person. It feels like all the fun stuff is finally happening! Stay tuned!
If you missed my bunk room design plans you can check them out here.
Round Mirror – sold out McGee and Co from Target