QUICK BATHROOM UPDATE: DIY WALL ART

I have been working hard on my kids’ bathroom renovation and I wanted to quickly share a DIY project I just finished.

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I plan to hang this piece of wall art in an empty space over the toilet. As I mentioned in my last post, I’m trying to do this bath reno on a limited budget. I want to use the majority of my budget on the flooring and fixtures that I’ll be changing out, so when it comes to the small items like decor I’ve tried to spend as little as possible. This piece of art is just a final touch that gives a little more style to the room, so no need for me to put much money into it.

In total, I spent $13 on this 20” x 36” piece of wood art. The only items I purchased were a 10-pack of lath boards and some Liquid Nails from Lowe’s.

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I first drew out the design I wanted in SketchUp.

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I started by cutting a piece of plywood (leftover from another project) to size. I marked the center lines of the design on the plywood with a pencil. Then I cut the lath pieces to size allowing them to extend a little over the edge of the plywood. Before attaching them, I stained each one with stain I had on hand and let them dry. Then I used Liquid Nails to attach them. I used a jig saw to trim off the edges so they were all nicely aligned. Then I used brad nails to attach the side pieces in order to give it a frame. I finished it off with a couple coats of clear satin poly leftover from my dining room table project.

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This was a super easy and affordable project… a great way to save money for the bigger pieces in the room.

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