We have a 2.5 bath house. This 1/2 bathroom was more like a .25 bath. Completely bland and totally unappealing. I saw a fun post on Pinterest that had a ton of color and lots of natural wood that inspired me to transform our bathroom.
Here’s the final result:
Here was what we were up against:
Here’s how it’s done!
What you’ll need:
- 1 Willing husband (this is typically a necessity for me)
- Small table saw or really good hand saw
- Nail gun
- Old sock or stain sponge
- 3 different color stains
- 3 different sized woods (this is up to you. I like the mix and match look)
- Behr paint and painters tape
- Knobs of choosing for cabinets (depends on your design choice)
You’ll need to sand down the cabinets until it’s a smooth surface and the outer coating or wax has been removed.
Stain sponges can be a few dollars. An old sock that is missing it’s partner will work just as well. I chose a stain that I planned on using on the accent wall so everything tied together. use the sock to coat the cabinet. I used 3 coats to make sure I covered by surface and got a consistent color throughout. Wait 15 mins between coats.
When it’s completely dry install your hardware of choice!
The Wood Accent Wall:
We got 3 different width planks from Home Depot to add character to the wall . I wanted all pine wood so it absorbed the stain in the same way and had the same veining in the wood. Before Brian cut the wood, I grouped different pieces based on the color I wanted them to be stained, to ensure there would be a variety of widths and colors.
After a few coats of stain I handed the project over to Brian. He measured the wall to find out the length of wood we would need to cover the wall from side to side. Cut the pieces as you go, don’t try and do a ton of math and figure it all out ahead of time. That can get confusing and you can end up with a ton of little pieces that look choppy instead of fluid. Start at the top left and work your way down to the bottom right.
We used a Ryobi nail gun. It’s awesome. It’s the easiest way to install the wood planks. Please be careful using powertools!