Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The BEST Board and Batten Tutorials

As you may know, our guest bathroom recently received a mini-makeover for around $200 (a little over the original budget - I blame the must-have-sorta-expensive-but-on-sale hooks).

Family and the Lake House


Family and the Lake House  - Anchor Hooks

Oh...and I did 99.9% of it by myself!   *pats self on back*

One of the design elements that I wanted to incorporate was board and batten.  I loooove me some board and batten!  It needed to be in our house and it needed be here yesterday!  LOL!  I figured I'd try it myself so that I wouldn't have to nag Jon to do it for me (<---I kid. I kid.) could slowly continue to absorb more of these features throughout the house when I get some free time...or when The Bachelor ended.  Ahem...

I needed a place to "practice" board and batten installation and the dark, lonely and oh-so-sad basement guest bathroom seemed to be the perfect place for me to "learn" and "practice" the process.

So, how did it go, you ask?

Guys, it was super easy!  It was cheap, it was simple and it has dramatically changed the look of the bathroom.  Dark and dingy no more!  

Now, let me tell you that I was intimidated, but I was determined!

So I went downstairs, eyeballed the height that was needed, then I measured, measured again, measured one more time, and measured again...just to be safe.  Then, I gathered the kiddos and off we went to Home Depot.

Sidenote:  Thank goodness for the "choo choo train carts" - as my kids like to call them.  You know, the grocery carts with seats that are specifically made for children so that you can fit more in your cart?!  If it weren't for those carts, I would never attempt to go anywhere, ever at anytime.  For realz.

Anyhoo, I gathered all the supplies/wood and then I had a super nice Home Depot guy cut the wood for me.  Who needs a saw?  ;)

Easy Peasy.





Family and the Lake House - Before and After Board and Batten


All this to say...I don't have a personalized tutorial for you.  Sad face.

I would love to show you my very own tutorial, but the pictures I took weren't the best....see above....and I never took step by step photographs.  Bad Blogger.  Perhaps once I get around to adding board and batten to another corner of the house, then I'll actually take bright and cheery photographs with an amazing tutorial.

The good news - there are amazing tutorials out there!  These are all the ones that I referenced before and during the board and batten installation.    

Prepare yourself for some pretty awesome bloggers!  :) 
Seat belts on?  3-2-1.  Mission:  Board and Batten Tutorial - here we go!  Take off...!!

(Too much?  Yelp, it certainly does show that I hang out with a pre-schooler all day)

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Aren't these great?!  

Any board and batten tips or tricks out there?  Have you attempted any intimidating projects?  

Thanks for stopping by.

XOXO,

Marie :)


 
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