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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!
- Related Article: Upgrade Your Home With DIY Board And Batten Wainscoting
Tools, Supplies, PPE, and Steps
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
RYOBI Stud Detector
Stanley Pry Bar
DEWALT Tape Measure
Empire 24″ Box Level
Empire 48″ Box Level
Dripless Caulk Gun
Stanley Punch Set
HANDy Paint Tray
HANDy Paint Tray Liner
HANDy Paint Cup
HANDy Paint Cup Liner
Paint Roller Frame
9 in. Paint Roller Covers
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
3/4″ x 3/4″ Cove Molding
Time needed: 3 days.
How To Install DIY Board And Batten Wainscoting
- Measure out the room to determine trim spacing.
- Remove existing baseboards.
- Install new 1×6 baseboards.
- Install 1×4 railing.
- Install 1×4 top railing.
- Install 1×2 cap railing.
- Install 3/4″ x 3×4″ cove molding.
- Install 1×3 batten corners.
- Install main 1×3 battens.
- Caulk and spackle all trim.
- Paint and touch-up.
Bathroom Renovation Plans
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
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
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!
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!