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Freshen Up Your Home With A Bathroom Renovation

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We knew when we bought our current house we were going to do a bathroom renovation. In this article, I’ll show you how I changed the look of our bathroom with board and batten wainscoting.

I also painted the ceiling, walls, light fixtures, vanity cabinet and hardware. For this renovation, I used the Wagner FLEXiO 2000 HVLP paint sprayer which paints a wall eight times faster than a brush!

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Tools, Supplies, PPE, and Steps

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Wagner FLEXiO 2000 HVLP Paint Sprayer

DEWALT 12″ Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

DEWALT Rolling Miter Saw Stand

DEWALT 10″ Table Saw With Rolling Stand

DEWALT 16-Gauge Brad Nailer

DEWALT Random Orbital Sander

DEWALT Stud Finder


Stanley Pry Bar

DEWALT Tape Measure

Empire 24″ Box Level

Empire 48″ Box Level

Dripless Caulk Gun

Stanley Punch Set

Empire Square

HANDy Paint Tray

HANDy Paint Tray Liner

HANDy Paint Cup

HANDy Paint Cup Liner

Paint Roller Frame

9 in. Paint Roller Covers

Paint Brush

Carpenter Pencil


BEHR #T18-13 Casual Day

BEHR #BL-W09 Bakery Box


Rust-Oleum Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze

DAP Alex Painter’s Caulk

DAP DryDex Spackling

Liquid Nails Construction Adhesive

Gator 120 Grit Sanding Discs

Gator 220 Grit Sanding Discs

Gator 320 Grit Sanding Sponge

Plastic Sheeting




3/4″ x 3/4″ Cove Molding

Personal Protective Equipment

Firm Grip Dura-Knit Gloves

RZ Mask Dust Mask

3M Safety Glasses

3M Earmuff

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Time needed: 3 days.

How To Install DIY Board And Batten Wainscoting

  1. Measure out the room to determine trim spacing.

  2. Remove existing baseboards.

  3. Install new 1×6 baseboards.

  4. Install 1×4 railing.

  5. Install 1×4 top railing.

  6. Install 1×2 cap railing.

  7. Install 3/4″ x 3×4″ cove molding.

  8. Install 1×3 batten corners.

  9. Install main 1×3 battens.

  10. Caulk and spackle all trim.

  11. Paint and touch-up.

Bathroom Renovation Plans

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Originally I was just going to paint the walls, but then I decided to add board and batten wainscoting like I did in our dining room. Please see that article for a more detailed look at wainscoting plans and installation.

After installing the wainscoting, caulk and spackling, and sanding (don’t forget to sand your vanity cabinet!), I laid down plastic sheeting and taped it off with FrogTape.

Wagner FLEXiO 2000

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Once the bathroom renovation prep is complete, bring out the Wagner FLEXiO 2000 Sprayer! Trying to paint the wainscoting with a brush is miserable; the FLEXiO 2000 cuts paint time down to just a few minutes.

Be sure to follow the instructions listed in the included manual before using the FLEXiO 2000. They also include some great tips for using the sprayer.

Changing The Look Of Existing Hardware

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My existing light fixtures and drawer hardware were silver; our plan was to change the color to oil-rubbed bronze. Instead of buying new fixtures and knobs, I simply painted them with Rust-Oleum Oil-Rubbed Bronze Metallic Spray. What a big difference a color change makes!

Finally, our bathroom door was originally plain wood, but I changed the look by adding screen moulding and paint.

Bathroom Renovation Achieved!

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A bathroom renovation is such a great way to freshen up your home! I spent a little over a hundred dollars in materials and feel like I have a brand new room in the house.

Have you taken on a bathroom renovation? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

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