Looking to channel Joanna Gaines' style in your bathroom makeover, but without the HGTV budget? Then, we highly suggest trying this idea from DIY blogger Katherine Tlapa of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Her secret weapon? A $3 Sharpie.
The subway tiles behind the sink and toilet were actually created with fresh white paint, a 12-inch ruler, a level and an oil pen Sharpie.
“In person, you cannot tell this isn’t real unless you get right up to see that it is flat,” she told TODAY Home. “Only a few of the lines are not perfect in overlap, but it really does give it character with its imperfections.”
The entire wall took her about three hours to draw, she added.
For extra oomph, she gave the counter a refresh with marble contact paper and replaced the spice-rack shelving with reclaimed wood that really pops against the white wall.
Another smart DIY project that helped her stay under budget was giving the old shower curtain rod a fresh coat of black paint to tie it into the industrial design scheme.
“I think subway tile, even though it's fake, mixed with wood and raw metal is a very classic and complementary look,” she said.
And while the bathroom turned out beautiful, one of her favorite parts was doing it on a shoestring budget. “(It) truly goes to show that you don’t need a million bucks to have a beautiful home,” she wrote on her blog.
See more of Tlapa’s DIY projects at My Eclectic Grace.