Monday, September 20, 2010

A little B&B

No, not a little Bed and Breakfast... but a little Board and Batten. I said I was going to do it HERE. I watched as my husband went to work, measuring cutting, nailing and caulking. Finally my part came at the end by patching the holes, sanding and painting.

I am so happy how it turned out.

Here is my wall before we did anything.
I couldn't make up my mind. I wanted blue, but when I painted it on the wall it was too baby blue. I was going for a gray blue, but it didn't turn out that way. So then I painted on a dark grey. But it was too dark. So I settled on a color I knew wouldn't fail me... Granite Boulder by Behr. I used this color in my kitchen in my previous house.
After measuring, Matt, nailed the end pieces and top piece to the wall. Then he nailed the shelf on, and attached an under piece to make it look nice and more sturdy.Then he attached the vertical boards every 28in, then the horizontal board 12in down.Matt then caulked the sides. I filled the holes, sanded, and painted the boards the same color as my walls.
Once everything was dry, I decorated... what I love best.
Even the cat took a minute out of her busy life to admire our handy work...


Mandy White said...

Love how it made the windows look awesome! Those high windows can be so tough. Great craftsmanship!

Sherri said...

You guys are good!

Arabella said...

You have a stunningly beautiful home! I'm a new follower from Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.

Have a great week!

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A blog for those who love everything about the coastal lifestyle...Shopping. Decorating. Crafts. Travel.

Amy said...

What a great change!

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Mandi @ Vintage Revivals said...

WHAT! That is crazy amazing! I am so impressed! Thanks for swinging by vintage revivals!

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Unknown said...

That looks fabulous! I want that done in my room!

Misty said...

Stunning, now the windows are part of the artwork.

Roeshel said...

What a beautiful job! This is something I'd love to do too. Thanks so much for sharing!


Aubrey said...

Jessica--that looks so frigging awesome. I'm jealous, but I can't honetly see us getting something like that done. ;)

Amy Meyer said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I love it! You are so crafty with wood, I am a little jealous! ;-) I awarded you the Happy 101 Blog award! Come check it out!