Board and Batten

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Today's post is about a pretty subtle change, but what I think makes a big impact. 

When we bought our sectional from Pottery Barn we took pictures and measurements of our living room with us to the store.

We wanted to make sure that this mama jama of a sofa would fit. It's the Pearce sectional in Everyday Suede and the color is Oatmeal. You can't really see it in these pictures, but I'll be posting some new pictures of the other side of the living room soon.
Anyway, our salesperson suggested doing an accent wall, either with paint or to add some kind of architectural feature to the wall with the T.V.

So after months of scouring through Houzz pictures I decided on the board and batten look.

 After deciding the design that we wanted. We carefully laid out the design, keeping in mind the T.V.,light sconces, and outlets. Using a nail gun, he nailed the 1x4 top board across the top horizontally, then nailed a 1x3 board across the top with cove molding underneath it. 
He then nailed the 1x3 vertical strips. 
We liked the look of a 1x3 running horizontally about 3/4 of the way up.
But, you can choose whatever design you choose. Just start researching pictures to see what strikes your fancy!

 Then comes filling about 10 zillion nail holes. And whatever you do don't skip that step, or it will look horrible!

Then came paint...3 coats of white semi-gloss to finish the look!

And here is the finished look! We absolutely love it!! It makes me feel like I'm in a new 
house. Sort of! (I have a vivid imagination!)

This was not a hard project at all! It took 2 days, with paint dry time and all.
I think it really adds some interest and a kind of coziness to the room.
And the best part of all, for right around a $100!
Take Care,


  1. Never mind I found you! I'll be there!! Thanks for the invite! :))

  2. Thank you so much! I would love to join in just send me the details and I'll be there!! Xo,Kathy

  3. What a beautiful transformation! Amazing what making a small change like that to one wall can do to a room. Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!




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