Here's what you're working toward. It looks a lot like the IKEA version, if you ask us. Take note: see that pencil line? We drew that once we found the stud in the wall and it was our measure of how high we wanted the desk to be. Just read below, it'll make sense!
After they re-sheetrocked the walls, the couple installed inexpensive, faux shiplap on top and painted the entire room white. Rachel cleverly chose paint with a satin-finish so that light entering the bathroom would reflect from any angle, making the bathroom appear larger.