Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Board and Batten Entryway

I'm SO excited to show you how we turned my brother's boring entryway into a lovely, more user friendly space.  We also added some interest and detail with a board and batten wall treatment.




This was the before.

We used cheap pine boards to create the board and batten.  A few 1x6s some 1x3s and the edges are 1x4s.  My super helpful brother in law who does construction for a living nailed this wall up in like 30 minutes!  It's REALLY important to buy straight boards.  We just nailed the pine right to the wall with a nail gun.  The little shelf on top is a 1x6 with some little triangle supports cut out of the 1x6 scraps.


Then I caulked and wood filled all the holes.  After taping everything off I primed with Zinnser cover stain primer followed by two coats of Valspar Enamel paint in high gloss.  All applied with a paint brush and foam roller.  We used a high gloss paint so the wall will be really durable and washable since my brother has 5 kids.


After attaching some double hooks the wall was finished!  Love the detail it adds to the space.  Plus the kids now have a place to hang their coats.


The wall cost about $60 in paint and wood.  Their entryway looks so much more cheerful and welcoming!