Our half bath is long, narrow and has tall ceilings. In hopes of breaking up the wall a bit, we previously added a few things (i.e. Decorative Shelf With Crown Molding and DIY Beadboard Picture Frames), but even then, the room still felt like it needed a refresh. Here’s a look at the bathroom before the makeover.
So after some brainstorming, we decided to try our hand at a board and batten wall! But that’s not all! We also decided that it was time to frame in the builder grade mirror with some decorative trim too! Hey, some people go big or go home, we go big at home!
We made our way to Lowe’s to get the materials we’d need for the bathroom makeover on a budget! What we didn’t know was that Lowe’s offers a fantastic in-store service that can make your home DIY projects WAY easier! After talking with Alex, a super helpful Lowe’s employee here in Knoxville, we learned that they’ve got a cutting service available in-store! So, thanks to Alex, I was able to have all of the 1/4″ plywood for the board and batten wall, ripped down to 3″ strips before I even left the store. And the best part about it….It was FREE!
Once we made it home, we got right to it! Using a stud finder (like this one HERE) and a pencil, we marked the existing studs on the wall.
Next, we began filling nail holes and any place where two pieces of wood intersected with wood filler (found HERE). It’s super easy to use and is ready for sanding and painting pretty quickly.
As for encasing the builder grade mirror, we purchased four Pine Rosette Molding Blocks to go at each corner. We secured them in place using Loctite Mirror Adhesive.
Until the adhesive had time to cure, we held the wood pieces in place using some painters tape.
Then I turned the bathroom over to the talented one in the family, Jacque, and let her work her decor magic. She added a couple of shelves (found HERE) above the toilet and found a new rug (found HERE) that fit the space a bit better.
The keyword for this bathroom makeover was budget. The materials purchased to complete the board and batten wall, along with the framed mirror totaled under $80. So with a fairly small budget, we were able to completely overhaul our half bath!
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