How to transform a wall, and a room, with inexpensive wood lath!
Time: 2 DaysCost: $40Difficulty: Easy
Yeah, I can't leave well enough alone. Good enough is never enough for me. Take our guest bath.... so so. It never felt done or right. Suddenly it hit me, a great wall idea, but all my material options were too expensive.
Alas, never fear. That means it's time to get creative. Enter wood lath. So for under forty bucks, I transformed a room like mad.
This bathroom is hardly ever used for a shower if you're concerned about the wood; it's been used maybe all of six times and won't be for years, so lath will be a-ok. But hey, this idea is great for any room in the house!
Sure, lath is tricky. It's wonky, it's bowed, it's not consistent. It's also rough and tumble. But! It's a budget saver and it actually looks great without veering into design styles I didn't want to veer into.
First I stained it with a mix of Golden Mahogany and paint thinner.
Be sure to come by my blog for the great story of how I revealed this to my unsuspecting husband over at Flipping the Flip!
Next, tacking it to the wall time. I did not plan the vertical seams but I did want an eighth of an inch between each horizontal seam. Easiest, most consistent way to get that? A free paint stirrer.
I have all sorts of great tips on this project, like how I got around the outlet and the light fixture so click the link below to be in the know!
It took a lot of trimming, to say the least. If you don't have a pneumatic nailer, either borrow from a pal or rent from a hardware store.
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AnswersI wonder if you could use liquid nail bc of risk of a nail going in a water line? Also, I will be replacing my privacy fence & I would like to up...
AnswerI love this look and low budget of this project as well as repurposing material. My concern is if any twisting or warping of the ends if just nai...
AnswersSo, put an absorbing material behind a toilet and sink and risk hitting a waterline?