We did wainscoting in our upstairs bedroom and absolutely LOVED the way it transformed the room! That project really gave us the most bang for our buck! When we decided to redo the downstairs bathroom one of our main ideas, not including subway tile and barn lighting, was wainscoting. We wanted more simplicity to it and a lot of just straight lines, versus using the cove moulding like we did upstairs to give the wainscoting a smoother inside look.
We followed the same process as the upstairs, starting out with figuring out how high and how many "boxes" we were going to have! Since this room is a tight squeeze we opted for less is more. We only used 1x6 for the base moulding and 1x4's for everything else for this project, no cove moulding, no chair rail, just 1x6's, 1x4's, caulk, primer and paint.
The hubs first started out by installing the door casing around the door and the built-in.
The hubs made level chalk lines on the walls to give him something to follow when attaching the boards.
We have made HUGE progress on this bathroom and cannot wait for the big reveal! We were so excited to finally have a working toilet and sink in the downstairs, we were surprised when we realized it has been over a year since we started gutting this room...damn kitchen projects getting in the way... :) We cannot wait to do a full reveal early next week!
Here's the updated list as of of everything we need to do and need to buy for this project:
Clean out crap aka: empty boxes and dog food from the room Clear out any remaining debris and rip up remaining flooring Remove/replace unused pipe/electrical wiring Replace any weak flooring Install piping for shower/faucet Update electrical Buy concrete board and drywall Frame out shower and built-in Insulate walls Install concrete board and drywall Figure out if we are doing a shower basin or having a tiled shower floor Buy tile Install tile Grout tile
- Caulk corners
- Seal grout
- Touch up paint
- Remember that we forgot a bunch of little stuff that we will buy and take forever to put in.