Sunday, August 1, 2010

Board and Batten on the cheap! :)

You guys know I have been working on Carson's room with the built-ins and all, but what I haven't shown you is what I've been doing to the bottom half of his room.
  I know, I know, I'm're really gonna have to keep an eye on me in the future! lol :)

I've been doing this to his room............

Installing board and batten on the cheap!
When I say cheap, I mean the lattice strips were about 5 bucks for each 8' piece and I used 10,
so $50.00 for the lattice and then the chair rail was about another $50.
Around $100.00 to do the whole room...but he has a large room and oh what a difference it makes!

Sorry the pics are a little's hard to get a good picture in there sometimes!

Anyway, I started with lattice strips and cut them 28" long.
I made them 28" because the height of the base board was 5" and when I added the chair rail on top it made it come out to 36" high, which is the standard height of a chair rail...and also happens to be the same height as the top of the built-ins I made for his room.
This is what they looked like when I installed them below the chair rail.....

They are "about" 12" apart, some we had to fudge slightly because of outlets, etc, but none are more than about 13 1/2".

You'll notice I just sat them right on top of the baseboards, the lattice is very thin and doesn't stick out beyond the baseboards at all.
I used finishing nails to attach it to the walls. You could use construction adhesive, but I wanted to be able to have the choice to remove them one day without all the gunk left on the walls. (or worse yet, the walls coming down with the wood...YIKES!)

and here it is with one coat of primer on the lattice strips.

I used semi-gloss paint because I wanted it to look like wood wainscotting.
Trimwork is almost always painted a semi-gloss, and that's the look I was trying to achieve.
It does look just like wood!
-as a matter of fact-...
My daddy came over the other day to look at the progress in the room and he asked me if I had built the walls out with wood before I started adding the lattice strips.
Victory! must look like wainscotting if my dad thought I built the walls out!!
Woo Hoo!

Here is my mess in progress....
don't ask me how many coats I had to put on the walls!!!

Okay, 4, it took FOUR!
I have painted more in the last month than I have in the last year!!
(but it's SO been worth it, his room is looking SO cute..and you haven't even seen the progress I'm making on the built-ins!!!)

Here are the nice, bright white results!
I LOVE board and batten!!
Keep going for a sneak peek on the cabinets...

Guess where this is going??

Yep, on my newly painted built-ins!
Stay tuned to see how it turns out!

Have a GREAT day!
Blessings and Hugs

I'm linking up to:
Met Mondays @BNOTP
Just something I whipped Up @The Girl Creative
Modern Craftswoman @ Tools are for Women too
Show off your Cottage @ The house in the roses
project parade @ DIY Showoff
Mad Skills Party @ Mad in Crafts
It's So Very Creative @ It's So Very Cheri
Tutorial Tuesday @ Hope Studios
Get Your Craft On @ Today's Creative blog
Whatever Goes Wed @ Someday Crafts
POP @ Domestically Speaking
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Just because I love it @ Tools are for Women too
Show off your stuff @ fireflies & jellybeans
Strut you stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ Shabby Chic Cottage
Anonymous meeting @ Remodelaholic
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge
Show & Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home


Robyn said...

YOU GO GIRL! You NEVER cease to AHHHHMAZE me! TRULY FABULOUS! It looks awesome! I'm giving you an award, it's called A BLOG WITH SUBSTANCE! It's on my blog, check it out!

burlap+blue said...

Wow!! THis is amazing...such a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!! xo

A Southern Rose said...

That looks great! I love it. It looks like the real thing. I'm probably gonna have to copy you on this one. :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This turned out so well! I need to try this somewhere!

stefanie said...

it looks fabulous!!! I have been really!!! thinking of doing this, and I want beadboard real expensive?

Ashlee Marie said...

I'm planning on doing this in my main room once the remodeling is done and it's time for paint! I'd love it if you'd stop by my Topsy Turvy Tuesday Link party and add this gorgeous product!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Good Morning Missy! I am just amazed at the things that you do! Who taught you how to do all this? It must have been your dad...maybe, or maybe you just have a natural talent for cutting wood and measurements and numbers, etc. Great job, girl! How does Carson like it?~Hugs, Patti

Unknown said...

It looks great! I like that you did it on the cheap too. Stopping by from Metamorphosis Monday!

My Cottage Charm said...

Patti, it was a combination of my mom doing crafts and my dad working on things that helped me learn to do what I do. It was also a desire for pretty things and not being able to afford the "expensive" way to do them...soooo, I get how to books and learn as I go. (or see something somewhere and "just know" I can do it and go home and try) I figure the worse thing I can do is mess something up and have to put it back the way it was. :)

CIELO said...

Wow... amazing job! Thank you for participating in our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday" and letting us into your home...


Jen said...

Fabulous, you are such a clever girl Missy!! Can't wait to see what you do with the ticking stripe fabric!

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Missy! Happy Met Monday! What a beautiful job you did on that wall. It looks so wonderful! I love that board and batten look so much. It really warms up a room and gives a cozy cottagey look.

Ticking? Did I see ticking....? Can hardly wait to see what you do with that! :)

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Kathy said...

That was a very creative idea with a fantastic result! I just love it!

Pieces of Dreams said...

That looks great and you did a perfect job! I am looking forward to seeing what you do with the ticking....Very creative. Karen

FairfieldHouse said...


I am giving you a standing ovation! This is a creative and affordable way to add cottage charm to a room. Fabulous job. Looking forward to seeing what you whip up next!

Your Friend,

Mad in Crafts said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

Decor To Adore said...

Oh you clever and creative girl! This looks just fabulous!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

This is beautiful! I would love to do this in a room or two at my house! I am featuring this at Grab my 'featured" button.

Tricia said...

Your board and batten looks fantastic!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Looks great... I just adore Board & Batten... can't wait to see it all finished!

Denise Marie said...

looks great. I want to do this in my dining room. We love bead board. We have it on the ceiling of our kitchen/breakfast room and mudd room too.

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