Fast Fixes: Bathroom

Update a Bathtub Surround Using Beadboard

Use beadboard and trim to give a contractor-grade bathtub a designer update.

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Vintage Bathtub Surround

Materials Needed:

  • standard bathtub
  • 4' x 8' sheet of beadboard
  • table saw
  • chop saw
  • level
  • 1' x 3' PVC trim
  • silicone adhesive
  • caulk gun
  • paint roller
  • paint pan
  • pan liner
  • 2" paintbrush
  • semi-gloss exterior paint
  • router
  • clamps
  • tape measure
  • pencil
  • note pad
  • medium-grit sanding block
  • damp cloth

Measure Tub Surround

Use tape measure to determine length and height of tub and note the dimensions.

Create a Ledge

Using router, create a ledge notch spanning entire length of back side of trim.

Cut Trim

Referring to the dimensions, measure, then mark trim with pencil and level. Cut trim to size using chop saw, mitering corners.

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