Board and Batten

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About This Project

MDF...we had a lot of scraps to use!

Board and batten makes such a huge difference in any room for very little money and I knew this is just what we needed for our very small but very tall half bathroom. We did have to modify our boards at the bottom and cut them at an angle to meet our baseboards but it is still perfect. Such an easy way to dramatically change a room.

Required Skill Level: 
Starter Project
Estimated Time Investment: 
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Finish Used: 
Just a semi-gloss white to match the rest of our trim and doors in the house. The walls are Sherwin Williams Plum Dandy
Estimated Cost: 


What a beautiful transformation! I went to your blog and loved how you've put aside a little money each month to improve your home. Beautiful photos too!

Thank you, Ana! We wouldn't be able to stay on that budget if it wasn't for you and all of your ideas! You've really changed how things are done at our house. We no longer "have to buy it right now"...but take our time to see if we can do it on our own and make it ours. That is a very powerful thing!

My husband and I just had to build a few walls to cover in a new furnace and duct work. Neither of us wanted to deal with the mud, tape, and sanding that would surely follow. So I suggested that we do a paneling like yours. I used furring strips vs. typical pine or moulding. It looks great!

I loved the bathroom so I checked out your blog, We have a mudroom followed by a small bathroom and then a small laundry room. I love your mud room area and the stripes, we are totally going to use your ideas to spruce our place up!