I’ve seen board and batten everywhere lately and I am loving it! So, I decided to put it on the wall behind my kitchen table, and the results were even better than I imagined!
Did I mention I was able to complete this project for under $50?! Well, I was.
Here’s what I used:
- Particle board trimming: 2.5 inch and 3.5 inches – $42
- Painters Frog tape – $7
- Cream paint (on hand for touching up the trim)
- Nail gun and nails (on hand)
- Saw (on hand)
- Spackle (on hand)
- Painting rollers and brushes (on hand)
Now, if you don’t have these items on hand it would obviously cost more. But for those of you who do or know someone that would let you borrow theirs, it is an easy (yet very time consuming) project. I am lucky enough to have my hunky hunk help out with the cutting and measuring, but I could have done it myself, mostly-ish.
Start by creating a “frame” to make sure it’s level, so please use a large level. Make sure to find and nail to as many studs as possible for the most support.
Lay out the boards and measure the distance between each to make sure they are evenly spaced. This was seriously the hardest part. Mostly because you are dealing with sixteenths of an inch and then you forget about the A/C, sockets and switches.
Using silicone, smooth out all of the inner and outer corners and edges to make the paint look more professional. Fill in all of the nail holes and blunt edges with spackle and sand down. Wait for the caulk to dry before you tape off the outer edges for painting.
I ended up doing three coats of paint to make sure I was able to get a thick coat over the dark existing wall.
I am loving how it turned out! It adds so much light to the space.