Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Fresh Take on Board and Batten

I am loving my new floors! Here is a daylight picture of them like I promised. I didn't take a bigger picture because honestly, I haven't gotten my house all back in order yet. It has been a slow process!
Here is the living room with hardwood instead of carpet. I love it, just need a big cozy rug! This project has led to other projects, of course. It's always that way isn't it? While the furniture was out of the dining room, I decided to repaint it and add some molding to the lower part of the walls.

Here is what it looked like before. This was at Thanksgiving. Sorry for the dark picture.


This is the new paint color. It is called Oyster Bay by Sherwin Williams. It brightened up this room a lot.


I wanted to do board and batten up higher in here, but we are short on time and money, so I kept the existing chair rail and added the molding below it. I decided to do board and batten with a middle horizontal row for something different. I used the lattice strips at Home Depot. They are found in the lumber section near the fencing and sell for 88 cents each. My sweet hubby cut them to size and each middle section is 12 inches long unless there was an outlet. They don't have to be spaced perfectly, just pleasing to the eye. I used liquid nails to glue them up. They are light, so we didn't need nails.


I then caulked all the seams and spaces (this is the longest part, but so important!), then I painted it all with white trim paint in semi gloss. I had to do two coats of paint.


I love how it updated and freshened up the room and it only cost $15 to do not including the paint. I am pleased!

9 comments:

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Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

Amy the floor turned out great and your board and batten is spectacular!

Artfulife said...

Amy your floors look amazing! What a beautiful home you guys are creating :)

katie purcell said...

beautiful, beautiful
my kitchen is oyster bay too!!!!!
you will love it.
katie

val said...

What a great take on the board and batten! I really like how it turnedout and love the wall color :)

Elizabeth said...

Your board and batten turned out lovely, great job!

Elise said...

I love the floors and your board and batten!! Its awesome that you were able to get a new, fresh look for so little money!! So wonderful what a little paint can do for a room, too...
Elise

Mommy of Grace and Joy said...

Amy- It looks amazing! Love it! You are full of fresh and beautiful ideas!

At The Picket Fence said...

That is just gorgeous!! What a great new approach to board and batten and it all looks fantastic. I'm your newest follower and we host a linky party every Friday and would love to have you join us sometime. :-)
Vanessa