Thursday, March 10, 2011

Board and Batten Reveal!

I should have gotten this posted last week, but I just couldn't find the time to take pictures! I was crazy busy; Dustin was out of town, and I was preparing for McKenna's birthday party.

But, better late then never right?

This has probably been one of my favorite projects to date! I gave you all a sneak peak here. I am soo proud of how it turned out--this was such an ugly, blank wall before. But it has so much character now! And the best part, is I did most of the work myself! I had to have Dustin help me with the math to get the batten spacing even, but I did all the nailing, and even some of the cutting. And then I did all the painting myself too ;).

Here is the before again (this was taken as I started to paint the top half of the wall)
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And, as it looks today!
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I used my Silhouette and their premium frosted vinyl to cut out the words for the mirror. I had just the mirror hanging for the last few days, and it was just too blank--it needed something; and I think the frosted glass look is just perfect!
(It's hard to really capture the mirror effect--but it really is a mirror!)
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Speaking of the mirror--I DIY'd that as well...it started off as this:
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I took off the hooks, filled them in with wood putty, and then spray painted it white. I used a sanding block to lighly distress it when the paint had dried--and I really like how it looks now.


Overall, I am so happy with how this wall turned out. It has become a focal point in the house, and makes me smile everytime I walk by it. Even Dustin is impressed! :)

A few notes:

Previous wall color: Grand Hotel Mackinac Blue from Valspar
New wall color: Aqua Bay from Dutchboy
Board and Batten paint color: Ultrawhite from Dutchboy
Board and Batten materials: I originally planned on just using pine boards..but when I got to Lowe's they were out of 10' 1x4s. So I bought primed MDF instead--which was sooo nice to work with. I used 1x4's for the boards and 1x2's for the battens. Total cost was around $35.


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6 comments:

  1. Turned out great, and love the vinyl on the mirror!

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  2. What a wonderful wall! I love that shade of paint too!

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  3. I really like your Board and Batten wall! We are big on bead board on the lower half of our walls around our house, which we are still finishing the inside of. But the board & batten might be a nice change of pace in a few rooms, and still kind of tie in with the other rooms. It reminds me of old churches. Nice!

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  4. You did a GREAT job!! I love the wall color too! I have a very long blank wall that I want to do board and batten on also, I'm inspired now! :)

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  5. LOVE the colors and the bottom looks like you're a professional! What a neat way to spruce up a boring wall.

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