Sunday, March 22, 2015

Board and Batten Wall In the Laundry Room

I wanted to paint in the laundry room. 
These walls had taken a beating in just three years.
I knew that this room would need some interest if the walls and ceiling were my favorite white - off the shelf white by Glidden. 
I had some beadboard panels and thought about using them but they didn't go high enough on the wall. Beadboard wallpaper would not work because these walls have orange peel texture.

YouTube had a video by Young House Love for a board and batten wall. 
It looked do-able but I wasn't sure.
 Home Depot had beadboard paneling and the supplies to make the board and batten wall. 
The eight foot sheets of beadboard paneling were a little too much for me to deal with alone and Bill was at work.
After debating the merits of both, I ended up getting the supplies to make a board and batten wall. 
I decided how far up the wall I wanted the battens and then I cut them to size. 
I found the stud and attached the first batten. 
I attached a second batten to the stud next to it. 

I measured the wall and then cut the board to size. 
 I balanced the board on top of the battens and nailed it into the studs. This was handy since there was not another person home to hold the board for level.

Since it was level, the rest of the battens were attached to other studs which were 14 inches apart. 

All that was left to do was prime, chalk and paint the wall.

Ebay had some cute hooks that are due to arrive at any time. 
The hooks will line the board so that all our delicate shirts have a place to air dry. 

I've chalk painted some accessories and made a new curtain. 
As soon as I'm home and the sun peeks out, I'll photograph a full reveal.   
This was pretty easy to do with minimal skills with a saw and a hammer. 
Have a wonderful day.  

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  1. That looks really, really good, Katie. I love the looks of board and batten. You did a great job- xo Diana

  2. You continue to amaze me with your skills, Katie! Your board and batten wall looks fabulous, and you've made it look easy, too. I'd love to do this in our stairwell, but there are all those angles, and our extra-wide old baseboard molding is too narrow on top for the uprights to sit on. Darn! It sure looks good in your laundry room, though. Can't wait to see the reveal when you're done!

  3. Hi Katie,
    It looks awesome. I love the look I got in my entry with board and batten. Wonderful job.

  4. Super good looking. Would love to do it in our laundry, but too many water pipes in the wall. My luck would be to nick one like someone did on one of the blogs! Amazed you were able to complete it by yourself.

  5. Katie, Great job. Women...where there's a will we will find a way to get it done. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  6. Good job, Katie. Looking forward to see the finished one...

  7. I love that look! You did a great job. Can't wait to see the final reveal.

  8. Looks great. I really need to re-do the walls in my laundry room and this looks do-able.


  9. Very interesting blog. A lot of blogs I see these days don't really provide anything that attract others, but I'm most definitely interested in this one. Just thought that I would post and let you know.